Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Real Bluebird
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
Roman Fort on
A rare chance to see a giant bust of the Emperor
Hadrian comes to Cumbria...find out more at foot of our Romans
in Cumbria page.
Learn to Speak Cumbrian?
Find out what it means to be Gattered and the
many other dialect Cumbrian words that hark back to the days when
the Vikings were the main farmers in the Lakeland dales. Such words
as Knock and knash, neb, mush and scran are just some of those explained
on this Dialect Dictionary web site.
in the Lakes..
MPs brought an end to
John Peel's sport in February 2005.
Follow this link to find out more about the Lakeland
hunting packs and to hear John Peel's song.
Cumbria's Lord of the Runes
Was this Cumbrian find the inspiration
for J R Tolkien's epic tales?
National Trust under Fire
This message posted on FB by the Herdwick
Sheep Breeders Assoc.28/8/2016 : Thorneythwaite Farm Borrowdale
is no more thanks to the National Trust coming straight in with
a bid of £950,000 for the fell land at the recent auction. This
blocked local farmers from any chance of buying the farm as a whole.
The farmhouse was subsequently sold separately. There are 413 hefted
Herdwicks now left on the fell without shepherd. Another farm lost.
Hopes that the farm could be taken on by a new young fell farmer
have been dashed. Another blow to the community of Borrowdale. SHAME
on the National Trust
The Trust does not own the land until October 14. In the meantime,
the Trust said, the flock of sheep are still the responsibility
of the local tenant. After that date they said they would talk to
other agricultural tenants from Borrowdale about helping to manage
Shame! The Lake District National Park supports
New Nuke Reactors
Shocking news that the supposed guardians of the Lakes national
park will be raising no major objections to plans for Europe's biggest
nuclear plant just miles outside the National Park. The LDNPAuthority
states in its Moorside nuclear consultation response: "We support
the principle of a new build nuclear power station adjacent to Sellafield.
The proposal would continue the long tradition of the nuclear industry
in Cumbria and benefit the national and Cumbrian economy. Our support,
is consistent with that offered in 2011 when this Authority commented
on the National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation. "
We are forced to pay £300 million to help freshwater Mussels
Read on as Lakestay raises concerns...
it all about?
Saving the Lakes from an Army of Conifers
A Tale to amuse Jonathan Swift?
they took the first elephants to Australia!
The quiet shores of the Solway
St Bega's Walk
Find out about the inter-Irish 'Murphy Riots'
Ennerdale, the quiet valley
Cockermouth after the Floods
Find out some of the ways Cumbria was embroiled
in the Cold War...Read on
The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale
caveman Millican Dalton...more .
Dump for West Lakeland ?
The granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may end up hosting
the UK's proposed underground nuclear dump(estimated cost so far
£4.3 billion). Meanwhile the guardians of the Lakes, the National
Park Authority says it's inappropriate to object...Lakestay disagrees
and says it is much better to keep the waste above ground where
it can be monitored. But huge community 'bribes' may cloud Cumbrians'
judgement and Copeland and Allerdale councils have said they want
to 'take the money'.....Read more
on this important issue...or see the video
Meanwhile the quango, West Cumbria Tourism was part funded by Nuclear
Management Partners, former operators of Sellafield, until they
got the sack.
Wasdale Shepherds Meet enjoyed late summer sun. Trail hounds race
for the finish (Pic M.McKenzie) Meanwhile Cumbrian foxhunting
packs wait to see if the new government rescind the Foxhunting
The Doomed Hamlets
This was the last sermon at the church before the reservoir
flooded the valley. Read about another
chapel lost forever.
Wildlife in your parish
Tullie House at Carlisle has this excellent web site which tells
you which rare species live in every parish of Cumbria...
The Coniston postman always....
takes a picture of the wonder of the Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk