Features and information about the English Lake District
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Tom Jones coming to Kendal Calling

Tom Jones by Mikal Burns
The great Welshman Tom Jones is special guest at this year's event. He joins a huge listing of bands such as Manic Street Preachers and Orbital for this year's event July 25-28 2019. Kendal Calling website.. Pic:Mikal Burns.


Green Man in the Woods?

green man

Nuke Dump for West Lakeland ?

Nuclear caverns the view in Finland

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


Mist Below...

inversion

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

Pic Mike Bull and the Bluebird Project
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's K7, not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been controversially in the news.

The Roman Fort on
the mountaintops

Hardknott roman fort in its fantastic setting in the mountains

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.

Foxhunting in the Lakes..

beagle pack

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.


Castle setting for open air concerts

Fancy an open air concert in the grounds of ancient Cockermouth Catle. Then make a date, Saturday June 29 2019 as part of a vast medley of musical events in pubs and churches across the town. (Cockermouth Live)
From 11am in the outer bailey of Cockermouth Castle (by kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont). Bring your own seating/picnic blanket.
11.00-12.00 Cockermouth Mechanics Band
12.15 -12.45 Sing In and Sing Owt Community Choirs
Two local a-capella community choirs
13.00-13.45 Alte Musik
U3A’s Early Music Ensemble. Go to http://www.cockermouth.org.uk/ for links and town information.


Cumbria's Lord of the Runes

viking ring
Was this Cumbrian find the inspiration for J R Tolkien's epic tales?


*Cumbria's own 'Brunel'
Keswick Convention...what's it all about?
Saving the Lakes from an Army of Conifers
A Tale to amuse Jonathan Swift?
How 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
Lakeland Breweries
Lakeland Gardens
Cockermouth after the Floods

Cold War Cumbria

vulcan bomber

Find out some of the ways Cumbria was embroiled in the Cold War...Read on

Borrowdale's Caveman millicn

The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale caveman Millican Dalton...more .



trail hounds
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 Ban?

The Doomed Hamlets

Mardale before the flooding of  valley
This was the last sermon at the church before the reservoir flooded the valley. Read about another chapel lost forever.

Wildlife in your parish

snake
Tullie House at Carlisle has this excellent web site which tells you which rare species live in every parish of Cumbria...
http://www.cbdc.org.uk


The Coniston postman always....


mist takes a picture of the wonder of the Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk