Lake District and Cumbria News

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18th June 2012

Olympic Torch in The Lake District 21st June

On its way to the opening ceremony on the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic torch will be travelling through the Lake District on June 21st - day 34 of its journey. Starting in Dumfries the torch will travel south to Carlisle and then via the Cumbrian Coast on to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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6th June 2012

Something special's brewing in Cumbria

A touch of the Orient is being brought to Cumbria by two Grange businessmen who have recently launched their online tea business. The pair are hoping to promote the health properties of oriental and green teas, which have become more popular in the U.K over recent years.

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29th May 2012

A Year of Madness!

The Year of Madness is about two friends, Eddie Whittle and John McDonough who will be taking on a total of 12 Challenges between the beginning of October 2011 and the end of September 2012. The challenges they are taking on will include running, cycling, swimming, hiking and canoeing. 

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16th May 2012

Cork popping celebrations at Kendal Arts Centre

The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal has just celebrated its 40th birthday by unveiling fundraising plans to raise £80,000 towards extensive refurbishments. By improving the theatre, the Malt Room and eventually the rest of the building, it is hoped that special events throughout the year will bring in more visitors and create the extra revenue needed for the work.

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11th May 2012

Amazing 121 Mega Pixel Image of The Earth from Space

The image was taken by a Russian Satellite and is the first time the Earth has been captured in one single picture. Previous images of the Earth taken by NASA and other space agencies normally involve taking several images and electronically 'stitching' them together.

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25th April 2012

Traditional skills to return to the Lake District

The Lake District National Park has been awarded funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund to educate young people in traditional Lakeland rural country skills. Training for the first 6 apprentices will begin in July 2012 and on offer will be traditional skills such as dry stone walling and hedge maintenance.

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10th April 2012

Grizedale Forest black grade bike trail opens

Great news for serious cyclists as the first black grade mountain bike trail has been opened in the Grizedale Forest. This exciting new track should certainly bring more bikers to the Lake District and provides some extreme stretches for both the more experienced rider and those wishing to take on something a bit more challenging.

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