Lake District and Cumbria News

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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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27th July 2012

Volunteers get fell in for Lake District Care Days!

Friends of the Lake District are organising two Fell Care Day events this Autumn in support of the Flora of the Fells Project. The high profile days will take place at Ullswater on Thursday 27th September and Windermere on Thursday 25th October, and volunteers are now being sought to help with the conservation works.

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5th July 2012

On your bike for the Lake District Challenge!

In an effort to increase awareness of local transport and alternative greener ways to travel, Cumbria Tourism, Cumbria County Council, and the Lake District National Park Authority are joining forces to encourage Lake District visitors to leave their cars at home for a week later this month.

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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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