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Cold, Dark Winter

Ennerdale Lake

Dramatic Scenes Await: Soon, cold and dark winter days will be upon us once more in West Cumbria. Winter is a time when creatures with common sense hibernate, and us humans continue with the daily grind. But, there is nothing …

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Port Of Whitehaven

Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria

Historic Port The Port of Whitehaven is a historic harbour. Development began in 1634 with the first Quay being built. At one time, Whitehaven was one of the most important ports in the United Kingdom, due to trade and shipbuilding. …

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Eskdale Peat Storage Huts

Eskdale Peat Shelter

Important Resource: Across Eskdale, there are around 35 Peat Storage Huts. The huts are located on unenclosed common land. The tradition of building stone huts in the area goes back to the 16th Century. Peat was cut from the land, …

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Walking In The Clouds

Heather On Crag Fell

Crag Fell: Having checked the Lake District weather forecast this was looking  to be a promising walk, with strong sunlight and zero precipitation… but with a 70% chance of low cloud above 400 metres. Crag Fell stands at 523 metres. I …

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Bridging The Gap

Wooden Bridge On Wainwright Coast to Coast

Coast To Coast: The small wooden bridge above, is one of many on the Wainwright Coast to Coast walking route. The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192-mile (309 km) unofficial and mostly unsignposted long-distance footpath across Northern England. Devised …

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To Be Cumbrian

Sunrise over Ennerdale Water, with reflections in the water.

What It Means: The featured image above, was today, submitted to a competition run by The Cumberland. The photograph was submitted in the category: What it means to be Cumbrian. What being Cumbrian, means to me: I’m an advocate of the …

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Ennerdale Water Circuit

Ennerdale Water

Splendid Views: This was a really enjoyable walk in glorious weather. The route took me on a circuit of the lake, through woods and grazing land and offered up splendid views of the surrounding hills. Ennerdale Water is a glacial …

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Braystones Memorial Tower

Braystones Memorial Tower

Watson’s Folly: Braystones tower was erected 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, by local squire William Henry Watson. The tower is a listed Grade II building. A commemorative tablet at the tower records the names of local worthies present at …

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Blakeley Raise

Blakeley Raise Stone Circle

Stone Circle: Blakeley Raise Stone Circle is a beautiful little stone circle on the edge of the Western Lakeland Fells. It has been sympathetically restored and offers excellent views, this is one of the easiest of the Cumbrian circles to …

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