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Appleby Horse Fair

Not so much a location as an event, the Appleby Horse Fair takes place over 4 days on the first weekend in June.  The Appleby Horse Fair has taken place […]

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Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

Whilst returning home from a weekend in Northumbria, we visited Ashgill Force in the northern Pennines, south of Alston.    This is an impressive waterfall with a drop of 17m […]

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Blea Tarn

Blea Tarn

Blea Tarn sits in a pass above Great Langdale, and affords views to the Langdale Pikes on the opposite side of the valley.  The tarn is owned by the National Trust […]

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Castlerigg

Castlerigg

Castleigg is one of the best known neolithic stone circles in the UK.  It is located close to Keswick in the northern Lake District, and is overlooked by Skiddaw, Blencathra […]

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Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale is the most westerly of the major lakes in the Lake District, making access from the main Lake District villages somewhat difficult.  There is no major village in the […]

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Holme Park Fell

Holme Park Fell is a prominent hill on the east side of the M6 in Cumbria, well seen from Junction 36 (the Kendal turn-off).  From the motorway the fell looks […]

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Loweswater

Loweswater

Loweswater is tucked away on the western fringes of the Lake District and is one of the least visited lakes in the area.  Despite being close to the coast, the […]

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Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall is a Grade 2 listed building which today is used as conference centre and retreat in the village of Rydal, operated by the diocese of Carlisle.  It is […]

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Skelwith Bridge

Skelwith Bridge

Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside is a favourite Lake District location of ours, not least for the excellent cafe at Chester’s.  Apart from the bridge itself, there is a short walk […]

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Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn nestles in a hollow above Great Langdale at the foot of the impressive cliff of Pavey Ark. It is reached by a short steep walk from the Dungeon […]

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