Nuclear Dump under the Lakes moves step closer in 2020
10/11/2020 Keswick and Whitehaven Tory MP backs dump planning
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
Keswick Cycleway reopens
cycleway between Keswick and Threlkeld is to reopen on December
5 2020...the trail will officially be reopened to the community
on 5 December, on the fifth anniversary of Storm Desmond. Pictured
the opened up tunnel part of the route..More
Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Real Bluebird
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
Roman Fort on
Truly magnificent setting for this Roman fort in the mountains...find
out more at 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.
The Fells still open !
As long as you can claim to be out for exercise the new draconian
Lockdown may still allow fellwalking.
Quite why camping and fell walking had been banned in the previous
lockdown appeared illogical as virus spread in open air very low..but
that is now history. We at Lakestay have always said the ban on
open air walking was illogical.
August 2020: Yipee the greatest
little railway Laal Ratty was open again! But new lockdown may
have hit the service.
bridge for Keswick-Threlkeld cycle route...
Lakeland's Derelict Lido
A derelict Grade II listed coastal lido is to be refurbished and
reopened to the public, but not as a swimming pool. Plans for Grange
Lido in Cumbria to be turned into a "multi-use public space" have
been agreed by South Lakeland District Council. Grange Town Council
is also to support. The authority said it could be used for swimming
in the future if a business case was made for a pool that could
run without an ongoing public subsidy. The outdoor seaside salt-water
bathing Lido opened in 1932 and was open and popular until closure
in 1993. https://www.savegrangelido.co.uk/
Cumbria's Lord of the Runes
Was this Cumbrian find the inspiration
for J R Tolkien's epic tales?
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 .
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...
The Coniston postman always....
takes a picture of the wonder of the
Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk