Thursday, 29 October 2009

Adventurers flock to Kendal's Mountain Film Festival

The festival takes place from November 19-22 and is the largest and most varied event of its type in Europe, with more than 6,000 visitors each year.

For tickets, contact 01539 725133 or visit the website 

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Competition Winner

Congrats to Sarah Whittington on winning our competition.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Ashness Bridge

Ashness Bridge (Off the B5289)
Looking North across Derwentwater to the towering peaks of Skiddaw provides a breathtaking view.
Ashness Bridge is an excellent example of a packhorse bridge.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

One day left to enter the competition

For a chance to win 2 nights stay in the Lake District all you need to do is become a fan of our facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
October 25th-26th - Halloween Specials, South Tynedale Railway, Alston

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Kendal Festival of Food

Saturday 24 - Saturday 31 October 2009Stramongate Market - Hannah Gibson

This new event is held during October half term - a 7 day food and drink extravaganza showcasing the very best in local produce and exceptional dining experiences that can be found in and around Kendal. This area is home to some of the finest food and drink in Cumbria. From local fish, game, beef and lamb, to the sumptuous fruit, vegetables and cheeses, the Kendal Festival of Food offers you the very best.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Eight more Wainwright audio tours released

ALFRED Wainwright fans are being given a chance to follow the great man’s spoken words as well as his footsteps with a new collection of audio guides.
The actor Nik Wood-Jones, who recreated AW’s craggy voice for the BBC’s popular Wainwright’s Walks series, has narrated directions for eight walks which people can take with them on to the fells.
The project follows the popularity of an audio walk to Helm Crag, Grasmere, which was produced by Cumbria Tourism and downloaded by over 5,000 people.

Cumbria Tourism linked up with Wainwright book publishers Frances Lincoln to produce a special book and a free CD featuring the audio walks, which can be listened to on iPods or MP3 players.
The new walks are to Orrest Head, Windermere; Place Fell, Ullswater; Latrigg, Keswick; Haystacks, Borrowdale; Nab Scar, Rydal; Coniston Old Man; and Catbells, Keswick. Each is split up into sections so walkers can pause and play the directions as they walk between landmarks.
Between 1952 and 1966, Alfred Wainwright combed 214 Lake District summits and wrote seven guide books – detailing and drawing the maps and routes by hand. They are still in print today.

Elephants and big cats part of Dalton-in-Furness park expansion

THE boss of a major tourist attraction wants to triple its size in a £3.6 million expansion plan.
David Gill hopes to bring elephants and more “big cats” to South Lakes Wild Animal Park, at Dalton-in-Furness, which drew 250,000 visitors through its gates last year, as well as improving parking, and building extra educational facilities for children.

Friday, 2 October 2009

New Local Interest Book October 2009 - Kendal’s Port - A Maritime History of the Creek of Milnthorpe - Leonard Smith