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The Lake District welcomes the Tour of Britain

The Lake District welcomes the Tour of Britain For the second time in four years the Tour of Britain will be finishing in Kendal. The Lake District will be welcoming some of the best racers in the world on Monday 5th September. With many of the Tour de France teams competing including Team Sky, Movistar, […]

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Swallows and Amazons

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Places to Visit in the Lake District Inspired by the newly released Swallows and Amazons Film Did you read the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome as a child? Perhaps you’re reading them with your little ones now! If so, you’re in for a treat, as a new film adaptation of the Swallows and […]

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A591 re opened and named the most scenic route in Britain

A591 re opened and named the most scenic route in Britain Storm Desmond took away the very heart of the Lake District when it destroyed parts of the A591, The main road between Keswick and Ambleside was closed by a landslip when Storm Desmond hit at the beginning of December, effectively cutting the Lake District […]

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A flock of decorated sheep are set to invade the Lakes

A flock of decorated model sheep are set to invade the Lake District A flock of decorated model sheep are set to invade the Lake District in a bid to raise money for the Calvert Trust. Each sculpture is sponsored by a local business and decorated by an artist. Herdwicks are Cumbria’s native sheep and […]

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150 years of Beatrix Potter

150 Years of Beatrix potter Those who have stayed with us and visited the Lake District will know that children’s author Beatrix Potter loved and lived in the region, but she also helped to secure the heritage of the Lake District as well. 2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of […]

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Cumbria is open !

We have all seen the pictures on the news of the devastating affects storm “Strom Desmond which was bad enough storms Eva and Frank didn’t help much either – they were a disaster that affected most of the county in one way or another. Tourism is Cumbria’s life blood – it’s our industry – and, […]

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Will it be a White Christmas ?

Every year weathermen fuel our hopes for a glistening white Christmas, filled with snowy backdrops, snowball fights and cheerful snowmen. On average, the UK gets a white Christmas every six years. But more often than not, it’s that horrible, sludgy snow that no one likes, not the lovely white dusting we see in films. So […]

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Spend Christmas at The Lakelands

Christmas is all about those family traditions that grace us at the festive time of year. Mince pies, present opening and carol singing all set into the daily routine and yet every year the anticipation, at times, is almost too much to bear! Families gather from across the country to celebrate Christmas, but where better […]

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Autumn is almost here

Autumn is almost here, and with it crisp mornings and blustery walks, flurries of leaves and bonfire smoke. It’s the perfect time to hit the road and explore some of England’s most beautiful landscapes. The changing of the leaves and the autumnal light emphasise the beauty of the spectacular landscape here, there’s never a better […]

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Will Churchill’s seaplane soar again?

Windermere 17th September Waterbird was the first aeroplane to successfully take off from and alight on water in the British Empire, on 25th November 1911. The airworthy replica of Waterbird is now under construction by The Lakes Flying Company Limited, and will be known as ‘Spirit of Wakefield’. Enthusiasts hope to rebuild a 100-year-old flying […]

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