The Forgotten Valley Festival

March 5, 2008 The Forgotten Valley Music Festival – Crooklands, Near Kendal – May 23rd to 25th 2008 Who needs Glastonbury when we’ve got Crooklands on our doorstep? Avoid the Glasto queues, and the 12 hour drive from Cumbria as the forgotten valley festival hits the lake district in May. Along with headliners the happy […]

The Roxy Cinema Ulverston

March 3, 2008 Went to the Roxy Cinema in Ulverston last night to see No Country For Old Men, the Coen Brothers multi oscar winning film. It’s always a treat to visit the Roxy, the entry price is reasonable, the decor 1930’s, the screen large, and the sound system is good. The ultimate Roxy pleasure […]

East Side Of Coniston

March 3, 2008 Went for a walk on the fells above Nibthwaite on the east side of Coniston Water yesterday. I don’t usually frequent these fells which border grizedale forest, but I was accompanying my wife who was working. Sue is UK conservation officer for the World Owl Trust based at Muncaster Castle, and was […]

What or where exactly is the lake district

March 2, 2008 The spokesperson for a new “where to stay” guide proudly trumpets that “it is the only one of its type that profiles tourism businesses based only in the Lake District rather than the whole of Cumbria”. I can’t but believe this is unhelpful when Cumbria as a whole rather than the lake […]

Welcome to The Lake District Blog

February 27, 2008 I decided to move our blog onto a different wordpress theme. Unfortunately that has meant starting all over again. I’ve left the original post dates intact to give some time perspective. Hello, and welcome to the Lake District Blog, whos function is for quick updates and information that we can’t carry on […]