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

Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass
Brothers Water View Kirkstone Pass is a mountain pass in the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. It is at an altitude of 1,489 feet (454 m). This is the Lake District's highest pass that is open to motor traffic and it connects...

Moor Row

Dalzell Street Moor Row
Moor Row is a residential community situated between Whitehaven and Egremont on Cumbria's coastal plain. The history of Moor Row goes back to at least 1762, but it was the 19th century discovery of iron ore in the vicinity that built the 'row of...


Victorian Resort Silloth (sometimes known as Silloth-on-Solway) is a port town and civil parish in Cumbria, England. It sits on the shoreline of the Solway Firth, 22 miles (35 km) west of Carlisle. The town of Maryport lies 12 miles (19 km) to the south,...


A Summer Pasture Ambleside historically sits within the county of Westmorland, it is situated at the head of Windermere, England's largest water. The town is within the Lake District National Park. The town's name is derived from the Old Norse which literally translates as "river...

Workington Harbour

Workington Harbour
Fortress, To Port Workington is historically a part of Cumberland, a historic county in North West England; the area around Workington has long been a producer of coal, steel and high-grade iron ore. Between 79 and 122, Roman forts, mile-forts and watchtowers were established down the...

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...

Northbound Slip Road At J44 Of M6 Closed Following Glue Spillage

Latest News From Cumbria Police: The northbound entry slip road at junction 44 of the M6 has been closed following an incident where a HGV...
Church Spire

Church Spires To Boost Digital Connectivity In Rural Areas

The accord (PDF, 74.9KB, 3 pages) , signed by the the National Church Institutions (NCIs) of the Church of England, the Department for Digital,...