Cockermouth once again to host foodie heaven as this year's
TasteCumbria festival takes place in September. Find
Biggest Nuclear power station in Europe in the Lakes
Public consultation on costly
subsidised Moorside nuclear power plan starts on 16 May 2015.
Returns for 2015
The Northern Lakes answer to Glastonbury is back this year.
The Unthanks, The Baghdaddies and Kathryn Tickell are among the
artists confirmed for the event, which runs from August 28 to 30.
Early bird adult weekend tickets, at £99, are available from
9am today from www.solfest.org.uk
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.
The latest Star Wars film, due for release later this year, will
feature a scene where X Wing fighters appear to swoop low over Derwentwater.
2015 The Ospreys return to the Lakes.
*Threlkeld Steam Gathering to feature slate quarry trains...Details
of July 25-26 2015 event.
*£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 Earl of Cumberland..one of first backers of England's Indian
December 1600, Queen Bess granted a Royal Charter to "George,
Earl of Cumberland, and 215 Knights, Aldermen, and Burgesses"
under the name, Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading
with the East Indies. For a period of fifteen years the charter awarded
the newly formed company a monopoly on trade with all countries east
of the Cape of Good Hope and west of the Straits of Magellan. Sir
James Lancaster commanded the first East India Company voyage in 1601
and returned in 1603.
The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale
caveman Millican Dalton...more .
Dump for West Lakeland ?
The granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may prove ideal
for 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.....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