For 200 years locals & visitors to Ambleside have enjoyed this traditional Lakeland Sports Day. Gates open at 10am & the first race begins at noon. Attractions at the 2016 event on Thursday 28 July this year include:
Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling
Foot & Cycle Races
Guides & Fell Races
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The village of Coniston lies at the southern end of the Lake District National Park to the west of Windermere and on the north-west shore of Coniston Water. On arrival at his beautiful Lakeland village take a look at the scenery – it’s impossible not to be amazed by the impressive Coniston Old Man towering over the village! This Lake District fell has several well-marked paths to the 803m summit and is really popular with walkers. Continue reading
Today I am going to take you from Cumbria over the border into Lancashire to discover the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as Arnside & Silverdale. Continue reading
Cumbria – Battling back from the floods
As you are probably aware early last December Storm Desmond caused much damage & flooding in many parts of Cumbria. Kendal was particularly badly affected with many homes and businesses suffering.
We consider ourselves very lucky indeed to have been spared any damage here both on the caravan park and to our home. Cumbria however was left with big problems including some bridges & roads around The Lake District being closed and it has obviously taken time to begin repairing the damage.
It is great that the county is now recovering well and is gradually getting back to normal. Many bridges, such as Victoria Bridge in Kendal, have already been repaired and are now open again. Continue reading
Amazing scenery & beautiful lakes undoubtedly make The Lake District National Park an extremely popular tourist destination. Before the days of tourism Cumbria’s natural resources were used in many different ways to boost the county’s economy. Cumbria has plentiful supplies of water, woodlands, limestone, slate, wool fleeces & also goods historically imported from the West Indies such as sugar, spices & tobacco creating an interesting industrial heritage.
As the great granddaughter of a Kendal Innkeeper I thought it appropriate to share with you some local knowledge of fine Cumbrian hostelries, breweries & tipples.
Jennings Ales are brewed in the traditional way using their own well water. Enjoy a tour of the brewery between 12 noon & 2pm daily until the end of October to see these award winning ales being made. Visit the tearoom, have a look around the shop & pick up some intriguingly named Sneck Lifter or Cocker Hoop to enjoy during your holiday. Continue reading
On approaching the town of Ulverston you will see Ulverston’s iconic landmark known locally as Hoad Monument. Built as a memorial to Sir John Barrow, a seafaring man, it is modelled on The Eddystone Lighthouse. Continue reading
Five great pubs within a few miles of Kendal.
The Station Inn at Oxenholme’s opening times for food is Monday to Friday 12 to 2.30pm and 5pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 to 9pm. The pub opens 11.30am to 11pm every day.
One of their most popular dishes is homemade ‘Steak n Blond Witch Ale Pie’ and customers love ‘Fish n Chunky Chips’ or home-made ‘Creamy Lasagne’ with Monty’s revenge garlic bread. Hard to choose the best. Continue reading
Looking forward to the wonderfully long Easter weekend? There’s always lots to do in this part of Cumbria. Here are just a few ideas of how you can amuse yourself over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. Continue reading
2015 Main Events in Cumbria
Spring Beer Festival, Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley
Friday March 6 – Sunday March 8; Beer festival featuring delicious drinks brewed by several different breweries.
Kendal Festival of Food
Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8; Two day celebration of food and drink with loads of locally sourced Cumbrian goodies.
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