Lake District and Cumbria News

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27th February 2013

'Get fell in' for the new Cumbrian Festival!

Cumbria is looking forward to hosting a brand new event this April, with the launch of the Cumbrian Fell Festival. The weekend long event is being held to attract outdoor lovers from far and wide to enjoy the spectacular countryside and take part in the many events which are planned. The festival is to be held in Cockermouth and will run throughout the weekend of the 6th and 7th of April.

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22nd February 2013

The Spirit of Cumbria - two days of uplifting Easter magic!

The Spirit of Cumbria is a fabulous exhibition complete with Saturday evening show in the theatre. Featuring around 85 fascinating stands, interesting workshops throughout each day, plus a programme with lots for children to see and do, it really is a new jewel for Cumbria to be proud of!

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24th January 2013

It must be love.... or Madness in Cumbria this summer!

Legendary pop band Madness has confirmed that they will appear and play a long awaited gig at Carlisle Racecourse in July. The 2013 Stobart Summer Festival will be the event of the year for fans as the 1980's idols take to the stage for this eagerly anticipated performance.

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20th December 2012

Heritage lottery funding makes hay in Cumbria!

2000 years worth of managed rare hay meadows will now stay as part of the future for Cumbria's stunning countryside. Thanks to the heritage lottery funding a project aimed at preserving the wildlife habitat and breathtaking flower meadows in the uplands can now go ahead. Over £400,000 has been allocated to ensure that the work on restoration and preservation can continue.

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13th November 2012

Vintage Classic Motors take on Fleetwith Pike!

Over a hundred vintage cars and their owners gathered at Honister at the weekend for the annual fell rally, taking them to the dizzy height of 648 metres at the top of Fleetwith Pike. Donning their best traditional finery and braving the elements as well as the hair raising winding roads, hundreds of enthusiasts turned out to enjoy the spectacle.

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17th October 2012

Its bright up north - especially in the stunning Lake District!

Visitors to the Lake District in recent weeks have been treated to some unusual and beautiful light shows, courtesy of Aurora Borealis. The stunning and colourful displays have drenched the skies over Derwentwater near Keswick due to solar particles from a geomagnetic storm being blown south from above the Arctic Circle.

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27th September 2012

Photographic talent celebrated at Kendal Museum

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year is to run it's exhibition once again at Kendal Museum to celebrate 46 years of the competition, where the talents of photographers from all over the world are on display. The amazing collection of pictures featuring landscapes, plants and animals is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Lake District.

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30th August 2012

9 Essentials for a break in the Lake District

Heading to the Lake District? Whether you're a first-timer or a hardened hiker, here's a quick run-through the essential items to pack for your pilgrimage to one of the most magical scenic spots in the UK. One or two of them might just surprise you.

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