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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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Black Sail, Ennerdale

Black Sail Postcard

Reading Time: 1 minuteVintage Postcard: This is a contemporary photograph of the Black Sail hostel at the foot of the Ennerdale Valley, but with a twist. A vintage effect has been added to the photo, so that the scene looks like that of an …

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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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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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Water Worries

Water Splash

Reading Time: 3 minutesExplosive: Some startling information has come to light about the water that we drink in West Cumbria, which is being extracted from boreholes at Egremont. The water contains Hydrogen: FACT: Hydrogen is a clear, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is lighter …

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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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Selfish People


Reading Time: 3 minutesLoss Of Control: In 2012, a Mussel kill event occurred in the River Ehen in West Cumbria. It was estimated that up to 90% of mussels in the river were wiped out. These were the very same animals that were alive …

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Foxes Hung From Tree

Censored Image

Reading Time: 2 minutesBarbaric & Disturbing: I recently discovered a story in a national newspaper about foxes being hung from a fence in Argentina. The foxes were hung as a warning to predators, with the hope of deterring them from preying further on a …

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