A New Peter Rabbit Story Arrives in the Lake District

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, written by Oscar-winning actress and screen writer Emma Thompson is the 24th tale to be added to the existing collection of Peter Rabbit stories. It is the first time that Frederick Warne has published an additional title to the series which Beatrix Potter wrote between 1902 and 1930. Thompson, […]

Behind The Lines – Hodge Close Quarry

Behind the Lines (HVS 5a 33m) at Hodge Close Quarry is another climb that I seconded some time ago and have wanted to lead ever since. Being only my third ever 5a lead (the first was Endurance and the second kick Off) I was a little bit psyched but determined to climb well. Dan from […]

Murray’s Route – Dow Crag

Every time I’m in the Coniston area I find myself gazing up at Dow Crag. Having seconded Murray’s Route a few years ago I’ve kept promising myself that I’d return to lead it; but a combination of poor weather, poor planning and a long walk in have kept me away. The first day of June […]

Rock Climbing Update

Warmer weather is here and tomorrow I’m off for a days climbing on Dow Crag but first here’s a brief update on the outdoor climbing that I’ve done so far this year. Whitestones – seconded Cracked Wall (HS) and Moose (HS), all very straightforward. Stonestar – led a climb that had previously sandbagged me, but […]

Earthquake in Ulverston, Cumbria

The earth moved for inhabitants of the Lake District fringe market town of Ulverston in Cumbria today as an earthquake hit. Measuring in at 3.7 on the Richter scale, the tremor was severe enough to cause noise and shaking in buildings, but no damage is known to have been caused. Rumours that the newly erected […]

Laurel and Hardy Statue Unveiling in Ulverston

We don’t often highlight upcoming events on Discover The Lake District but make an exception for the forthcoming unveiling of the new Laurel and Hardy statue sculpted by Graham Ibbeson. Mr Ibbeson seeems to have carved out a career for himself producing sculptures of deceased comedians, having previously immortalised Eric Morecambe in Morecambe, Benny Hill […]