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Keswick and Britain’s Lost Railways

October 13, 2012

It was back in 2008 that I first wrote on this blog about and the old railway station at Keswick, harking back to the days when it was possible to reach the northern parts of the Lake District by train. (I’ll not link to that article here just now, as I see some of the […]

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Happy New Year from the Eden Valley

January 2, 2012

I had not expected to be sitting at my keyboard this afternoon. The sun was shining, there was blue in the sky, and it would have been an excellent opportunity to drive to one or two of the places here in the Eden Valley where I’ve been wanting to take photographs but have been waiting […]

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Places to Visit in the Lake District and Elsewhere

October 28, 2011

Sorry for the superfluous post. This is a three-year-old page now replaced. Please click on the title here and it should take you to the updated content. While I’m here I’ll mention that today I’ve done a major update of the page on Keswick

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Apologies for Absence

May 14, 2011

When we moved to Cumbria in late March we were badly let down by our broadband service supplier. By the end of April we still were not on-line, so changed supplier. Sadly, our new “service” supplier has proved to be no better at keeping promises, but we do now hope to be back to normal […]

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Wainwright Walks 1 & 2: Half-price at Amazon

November 12, 2009

I’ve just noticed this morning that Amazon.co.uk have the Wainwright Walks complete BBC series 1 & 2 presented by Julia Bradbury on offer at half price for the DVD boxed set. (Click on the box) This would be a great gift for someone who loves the English Lake District, or even for someone who needs […]

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From Longsleddale (Greendale) to Hollywood

October 12, 2009

When, as a young lad, my great-grandad was running around the Lake District fells above High Swinklebank in Longsleddale “helping” his father with the sheep there was no way he could have pictured the life of a 21st century youngster. In the mid-19th century there were no cars and other motors, let alone television. No […]

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“England’s Lakes” site relaunched

July 21, 2008

On Friday I relaunched my “England’s Lakes” site. The original version was created using a semi-automated site-builder.  That was good for speed, but unfortunately as the site developed it become too difficult to control the layout and content as precisely as I wished.  So now it’s entirely restructured and much easier to manage. Most of […]

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Fishing in the Lake District

June 18, 2008

I am not a fisherman! That needs to be made clear from the start. I’m not going to pretend on this blog or web site to be the possessor of either knowledge or experience in this field. When my children were in their teens, twenty-five or more years ago, I had a short-lived urge to […]

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