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Woolfest Cockermouth 2012

June 22, 2012

Today was a wet day in Cumbria! In fact that’s almost an understatement but in spite of the weather crowds descended on Mitchell’s Livestock Centre at Cockermouth, venue for the annual Cockermouth “Woolfest” organised by “The Wool Clip”. Yes, you needed waterproofs to get from the car park but once inside, protected from the elements […]

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Upper Lune Valley from Orton Scar

June 12, 2012

For more than a year I’ve been trying to get some half decent photos of the Lune Valley from Orton Scar but it seems that every time I drive over there it’s misty. Well today it was a bit better. Not ideal, but I got three reasonable shots that give a fair idea of the […]

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“Go Georgian” This Weekend In Northern England

May 2, 2012

Whether you’re on the east or the west of Northern England this weekend (5th May) you can “Go Georgian”. In Cockermouth, on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, there is the biennial Cockermouth Georgian Fair. With music and displays of many kinds including period crafts and farmers market this promises to be […]

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Lake District Goings On

April 11, 2012

Recent news from around the Lake District includes a story in the Westmorland Gazette that the National Park Authority is now looking forward to further plans for the future of its Brockhole visitor centre by the shore of Windermere. Much has been done over the past year or so but we can look forward to […]

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Return to Mallerstang

April 5, 2012

Having spent a long weekend in Cambridge, and travelled back by train via Leeds and on the Settle-Carlisle line to Appleby in Westmorland, I managed on Monday afternoon to get this quick shot (on my phone) of the very top of the Eden Valley as the train came over from Garsdale and began the long […]

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Cockermouth Georgian Fair

March 24, 2012

Cockermouth is well known as the poet Wordsworth’s birthplace and is visited by many during their Lake District holidays. In addition to places like the Wordsworth House that are open all year long Cockermouth also has several major events at different times of year. I’ve previous mentioned Woolfest Cockermouth and today my attention has been […]

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National Park Extensions – Consultation Ending

March 16, 2012

I spent this morning away from the usual Friday morning work on my web sites to put the finishing touches to a submission to the Secretary of State for the Environment and send it off by email. Today is the final day to say whether you approve or disapprove of the proposed enlargement of the […]

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Lake District Accidents – and Reactions!

March 5, 2012

As I was looking through some recent news stories this afternoon three stood out to me. They were all about accidents, but more than that, they were about how people responded to the accidents. Sadly, Another Lake District Mountain Death In the first case, sadly, the young man who fell when out on Scafell Pike […]

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Beatrix Potter in the Lake District

March 2, 2012

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0141003103″ locale=”uk” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J%2Bu71QHWL._SL160_.jpg” width=”99″] Beatrix Potter is one of the names that quickly comes to many people’s minds when they think of the Lake District. However, unlike William and Dorothy Wordsworth, she was not native Cumbrian. She was a London-born lady who fell in love with the Lake District early in life […]

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Ullswater and Patterdale in the English Lake District

February 29, 2012

This past weekend my wife and I took a short trip by Ullswater, mostly in the car. I wasn’t very energetic but wanted to be outside so we drove from Appleby to Glenridding and up into Patterdale as far as the Brotherswater Inn. It wasn’t an especially good February day weatherwise, but the Lake District […]

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