Andy Murray delights Lake District Tennis fans by winning US Open

Take heart all ye who have laboured for decades, double faulting, hitting the ball long or into the net and throwing up dodgy drop shots. Andy Murray leads the way and shows us that even a man with goofy teeth and hair can triumph. I salute you Andy Murray, 5th Grand Slam final and if […]

Lake District 13 Hour Mountain Rescue

Another rescue – I’m familiar with the area but wouldn’t set off to go scrambling on Lingmell at 7.30pm at this time of year Lake District hikers saved after 13-hour rescue – BBC News BBC NewsLake District hikers saved after 13-hour rescue BBC News The three men, all in their 20s, became disorientated while […]

Dragons Den Star buys Sharrow Bay

The Lake District hotel Sharrow Bay has been purchased by James Caan of Dragon’s Den fame.   Dragon takes over Lake District’s luxury foodie nook – The Guardian (blog) The Guardian (blog)Dragon takes over Lake District’s luxury foodie nookThe Guardian (blog)The latest chapter in the colourful story of the Sharrow Bay hotel on Ullswater […]

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 […]