Lakes National Park Expanding
The Lake District National Park is to be extended to the south to
include an area from Helsington Barrows to Sizergh fell, as well
as an area north of Sizergh Castle and part of the Lyth valley,
and east from Birkbeck fells common to Whinfell common that will
take the national park up to the M6. On the other side of the motorway,
the Yorkshire dales will be significantly extended to include part
of the Orton fells, the northern Howgill fells, Wild Boar fell and
Mallerstang. Further south, the dales will be extended west to include
Barbon, Middleton, Casterton and Leck fells, the river Lune and
part of Firbank fell and other fells west of the Lune. The extension
areas will come into effect August 2016.
a potential threat to Rights of Way...
Half Lake District potential No Go Area
There is a potential risk to Cumbria's Tourism livelihood. The
Lake District generates over £1 billion expenditure a year. The
risk is low, but..over half the Lake District could be a No Go Zone
for at least 20 years. More...
Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
Roman Fort on
A rare chance to see a giant bust of the Emperor
Hadrian comes to Cumbria...find out more at foot of our Romans
in Cumbria page.
Learn to Speak Cumbrian?
Find out what it means to be Gattered and the
many other dialect Cumbrian words that hark back to the days when
the Vikings were the main farmers in the Lakeland dales. Such words
as Knock and knash, neb, mush and scran are just some of those explained
on this Dialect Dictionary web site.
in the Lakes..
MPs brought an end to
John Peel's sport in February 2005.
Follow this link to find out more about the Lakeland
hunting packs and to hear John Peel's song.
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
Daffodil weekend in Cockermouth
Saturday, April 2 2016 sees Georgian Cockermouth celebrate Daffodil
Day. Cockermouth has the unique advantage of being the birthplace
of William Wordsworth on 7 April 1770. He was also Christened at
All Saints Church in Cockermouth on 18 January 1772 along with his
younger sister Dorothy, while they were living in Wordsworth House.
The day itself will feature choral music, poetry readings, floral
displays and lectures by world renown scholars from the Wordsworth
Trust in Grasmere.
*£300 million folly to make freshwater mussels happier...Read
on as Lakestay raises concerns...
it all about?
Saving the Lakes from an Army of Conifers
A Tale to amuse Jonathan Swift?
they took the first elephants to Australia!
The quiet shores of the Solway
St Bega's Walk
Find out about the inter-Irish 'Murphy Riots'
Ennerdale, the quiet valley
Cockermouth after the Floods
Find out some of the ways Cumbria was embroiled
in the Cold War...Read on
The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale
caveman Millican Dalton...more .
Dump for West Lakeland ?
The granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may end up hosting
the UK's proposed underground nuclear dump(estimated cost so far
£4.3 billion). Meanwhile the guardians of the Lakes, the National
Park Authority says it's inappropriate to object...Lakestay disagrees
and says it is much better to keep the waste above ground where
it can be monitored. But huge community 'bribes' may cloud Cumbrians'
judgement and Copeland and Allerdale councils have said they want
to 'take the money'.....Read more
on this important issue...or see the video
Meanwhile the quango, West Cumbria Tourism was part funded by Nuclear
Management Partners, former operators of Sellafield, until they
got the sack.
Wasdale Shepherds Meet enjoyed late summer sun. Trail hounds race
for the finish (Pic M.McKenzie) Meanwhile Cumbrian foxhunting
packs wait to see if the new government rescind the Foxhunting
The Doomed Hamlets
This was the last sermon at the church before the reservoir
flooded the valley. Read about another
chapel lost forever.
Wildlife in your parish
Tullie House at Carlisle has this excellent web site which tells
you which rare species live in every parish of Cumbria...
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap
as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Coniston postman always....
a picture of the wonder of the Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk