Free Days Out – Heritage Open Days 2009

Heritage Open Days 2009 will run across Europe from 10 to 13 September and offer fascinating free days out for everyone. In Cumbria we will see events ranging from Ancestry Sessions to Tattie Pot Suppers and Guided Walks to Wartime re-enactments … to name just a few of the events being held here. English Heritage [...]

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Images of Loweswater

Just a quick post today because I wanted to share some images my friend took of Loweswater in Cumbria. We really are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area. People often think of the Lake District as just the big popular lakes the tourists visit but we have small lakes all over Cumbria, [...]


Walks in the English Lake District

Time to dig out those hiking boots and find some good walks in the English Lake District, whether you are a Cumbrian local or planning a holiday in the Lake District. Now the worst of winter is over and we are back to the usual dampness, walkers are starting to dust off their equipment and [...]


Places to visit in Cumbria | A day out in Carlisle

On a day out in Cumbria you can find something to entertain the whole family. Cumbria is not just the home of the Lake District and rugged scenery, there are many places of interest to see. Let’s start with Carlisle, as it’s the capital city of Cumbria and the most Northerly town in England. Carlisle [...]


Cumbria – Farmers Praised for Agri-Environment Schemes

Living on a Cumbrian farm I see first hand how agriculture and countryside can live side by side, complimenting each other but it takes hard work and money to keep our countryside in such good condition. In Cumbria, a large rural area, we have miles of dry stone walling, with men still skilled in dry [...]