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Sketches of towns and villages, from across Cumbria interspersed with interesting information.

Holker Hall

Holker Hall
Holker Hall is a privately-owned country house located about 2 km to the southwest of the village of Cartmel, a location previously in the historic county of Lancashire. It is "the grandest building of its date in Lancashire ...by the best architects then living in...


Fishing On Ullswater
Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 m) wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres (197 ft). Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the...

Appleby In Westmorland

Historic Market Town Appleby-in-Westmorland is a town and civil parish in Cumbria, in North West England. It is situated within a loop of the River Eden and has a population of 3,048.  It is in the historic county of Westmorland, of which it is the...

Port Of Whitehaven

Whitehaven From Arrowthwaite
500 Years of History The existence of a harbour or landing place at Whitehaven can be traced back to the early 16th century when quay-dues – otherwise known as wharfage – were recorded in 1517. Also in 1677 an historical description of Whitehaven refers to...

Snow Covered Watendlath

Watendlath Cumbria
A Quiet Nook Watendlath is a hamlet and tarn (a small lake) in Cumbria in England. Watendlath is owned by the National Trust and sits high between the Borrowdale and Thirlmere valleys at 863 feet (263 m) above sea level. The tarn was given to the...


Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it is located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, between Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District and Coniston...

University Ranked 35th In Student Opinion Survey

In data released today, the University of Cumbria has been ranked 35th out of 126 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey – a...

Museum Marks Westmorland Gazette’s 200th Anniversary

It’s served the community for 200 years and now has an exhibition dedicated to its own story. Local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette has been the...

Spread Of Board Game Bars Rides Industry Boom And Digital Backlash

Twice a month, on Tuesday nights, nearly 100 people walk down a quiet street in east London and through a door under a railway...

Chinese Social Network Reverses Gay Content Clean-up

One of China’s largest social networks has reversed a ban on “homosexual content” following a public outcry against associating homosexual content with pornography. Sina Weibo,...

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