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Cold, Dark Winter

Ennerdale Lake

Reading Time: 1 minuteDramatic 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

Reading Time: 1 minuteHistoric 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

Reading Time: 1 minuteImportant 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

Reading Time: 2 minutesCrag 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

Reading Time: 1 minuteCoast 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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Rainbow: My Heart Leaps

Rainbow Over Ennerdale Water

Reading Time: 1 minuteWilliam Wordsworth: My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me …

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To Be Cumbrian

Sunrise over Ennerdale Water, with reflections in the water.

Reading Time: 1 minuteWhat 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

Reading Time: 2 minutesSplendid 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

Reading Time: 2 minutesWatson’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

Reading Time: 2 minutesStone 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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