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Old May 26th, 2017, 10:56 AM   #61
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This from the Westmorland Gazette,--

WALK: explore part of the Lake District that's bypassed by many on their way to the popular fells



FOUR compact hills close to the towns of Windermere and Bowness provide worthy targets for an interesting walk, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. The first two are called Knotts, the third a Fell and the fourth, daddy of them all, is Grandsire. There are no hard climbs and the walk is a satisfying way to explore part of the Lake District that is bypassed by many making their way to the popular fells.

Start from the junction of minor roads south of the A591 in the west end of Ings. Grid reference SD 444 986, postcode LA8 9PY.

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Old May 30th, 2017, 11:52 AM   #62
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New Wordsworth Trust exhibition puts one of the region's most beautiful valleys centre stage



WINDSWEPT fells, a picturesque river and the rich heritage of one of the region's most beautiful and charming valleys are centre stage in a new Wordsworth Trust exhibition.

By Duddon’s Side is a fascinating interactive display exploring the landscape of the Duddon Valley through the treasured words of William Wordsworth’s Duddon Sonnets on show at the Grasmere trust's Wordsworth Museum until June 27.

The Duddon was a significant influence on the great poet, who In 1820, published a series of sonnets that celebrate and explore the landscape of the Duddon Valley, expressing in particular his lifelong affection for the river.

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Old June 10th, 2017, 11:16 AM   #63
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Way back when I was young all my school pencils said Cumberland on them, and John Craven was known only for Newsround

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"John Craven will officially reopen Keswick's pencil museum

Countryfile's John Craven is heading to Cumbria to reopen a popular tourist attractions as it bounces back from the 2015 floods.



The TV presenter will be in Keswick next Thursday for the reopening of the Derwent Pencil Museum.

John will give a speech and cut the ribbon at 11am, marking the start of a new era for the museum.

He will be joined by spaniels Max and Paddy, who are social media stars.

Museum manager Dawn Walker said: “We’ve had about 3,000 visitors since we reopened and the response has been 95 per cent positive.

“I think it is quite a shock for people when they first go in because it looks so different.

“It’ll be lovely to meet John Craven because for me he goes right back to Newsround.”

She added: “It should be a fantastic day and a lovely community event.”

Work to refit Keswick’s flood-hit pencil museum began late last year."
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Old June 16th, 2017, 11:28 AM   #64
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WALK: five Wainwrights, a remote tarn and views not to be missed



VISIT five Wainwrights and a remote tarn on this adventurous linear walk using the 555 bus service, writes JOHN EDMONDSON.

Much of the walk is over peat bog, which can be ankle deep even in dry weather. Alfred Wainwright warned this walk is one of the wettest in Lakeland, and not to be undertaken for pleasure! However, the views, particularly from above the tarn, are not to be missed and it’s quiet even during busy holidays. There are few clear landmarks so a large scale map is essential and choose a clear, dry day but expect to get wet feet.

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Old June 19th, 2017, 08:29 PM   #65
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This from the Westmorland Gazette,---

WALK: five Wainwrights, a remote tarn and views not to be missed



VISIT five Wainwrights and a remote tarn on this adventurous linear walk using the 555 bus service, writes JOHN EDMONDSON.

Much of the walk is over peat bog, which can be ankle deep even in dry weather. Alfred Wainwright warned this walk is one of the wettest in Lakeland, and not to be undertaken for pleasure! However, the views, particularly from above the tarn, are not to be missed and it’s quiet even during busy holidays. There are few clear landmarks so a large scale map is essential and choose a clear, dry day but expect to get wet feet.

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Having walked the northern part of this route some years ago I can attest that the ridge is very wet: certainly the boggiest walking I have ever done on the Fells. I would recommend walking from Keswick to Bleaberry Fell via Walla Crag which is commendably dry, especially now the path to Bleaberry Fell has been repaired, and forget the ridge. Ullscarf is probably best approached from Stonethwaite via Greenup Gill, although I cannot comment on the route from Wythburn.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 11:36 AM   #66
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Having walked the northern part of this route some years ago I can attest that the ridge is very wet: certainly the boggiest walking I have ever done on the Fells. I would recommend walking from Keswick to Bleaberry Fell via Walla Crag which is commendably dry, especially now the path to Bleaberry Fell has been repaired, and forget the ridge. Ullscarf is probably best approached from Stonethwaite via Greenup Gill, although I cannot comment on the route from Wythburn.

A good post --and you have some good local knowledge there annie---thanks for the information,--(not that I can use it these days)-- but other folk who may be fit can use this,---cheers.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 12:51 PM   #67
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This from the News & Star,--

Copeland 'to benefit from Lake District World Heritage Site status'



22 June 2017 8:44AM

Copeland looks set for a multi-million pound economic boost benefit if the Lake District is granted World Heritage Site (WHS) status.

Tourism businesses, farmers and communities could all be set to benefit if the proposal gets the go-ahead from global body Unesco.

A bid from Cumbria is being considered by officials from the organisation, which is part of the United Nations.

These claims have been made by members of Copeland Borough Council, who have agreed that the area needs to make the most of the opportunities this status would present.

Two thirds of the borough lies within the Lake District National Park, which could be granted WHS status and at the end of next month.

The authority is a member of the Lake District National Park Partnership, which has agreed to use this status as a marketing tool to increase visitor numbers and boost development.

At a full meeting of the council, members agreed that the authority's policies should make the most of the opportunities presented by the status.

Mayor Mike Starkie said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as a borough we cannot wait to make the most of it. In other places, where it has been fully maximised, the status has meant new development, increased funding, conservation benefits and even some regeneration.

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Old June 30th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #68
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What a fantastic photo,----


This from the Westmorland Gazette,--

WALK: an undulating walk with panoramic views of Glenridding and southern Ullswater



ENJOY panoramic views of Glenridding and southern Ullswater on this undulating walk, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. With options of between four and eight miles there’s something to please all walkers. The route follows one of the many Lake District National Park guided walks. This one will be led on Saturday, July 22; Tuesday, August 1; Saturday, September 2; Thursday, September 28 and Sunday, October 29.

Start from the car park or bus stop on Greenside Road, Glenridding (grid reference NY 386 170, postcode CA11 0PD).

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Old June 30th, 2017, 12:26 PM   #69
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I was looking for a Lake District thread before and thought one didn't exist. That's because I didn't think to look in the North East thread


I live at Lancaster, The Lake District is only down the road. Has to be North West! But anyway, found it now lol


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Old July 1st, 2017, 10:01 AM   #70
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I was looking for a Lake District thread before and thought one didn't exist. That's because I didn't think to look in the North East thread


I live at Lancaster, The Lake District is only down the road. Has to be North West! But anyway, found it now lol


Great pics!
Yeah the Lakes are beautiful areas of the Country,--some of the scenery is breathtaking,---btw --we visited Lancaster a few years ago,--we were only there a couple of hours or so,--but thought it a nice place,--cheers.
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Old July 4th, 2017, 12:57 PM   #71
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This from the Westmorland Gazette,--

PODIUM: Let's hope the Lake District wins World Heritage Status



Becky Heaton Cooper, the director of the Heaton Cooper Studio in Grasmere, is hopeful the Lake District will soon gain World Heritage Status

WE have been watching for several years as the Lake District has worked towards World Heritage Site status. It is now awaiting the decision by UNESCO.

As the Lake District Centre for the Interpretation of Landscape, the Heaton Cooper studio was one of the original stakeholders in the bid by the Lake District National Park Authority.

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Good luck,---

This from the Westmorland Gazette,--

Lake District world heritage status decision expected at weekend



A DECISION is expected on the Lake District's bid for World Heritage status on Sunday (July 9).

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will make the announcement.

The bid was submitted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Historic England (HE) as the UK’s only submission in 2016.

It was put together by the Lake District National Park Partnership (LDNPP) – 25 partner organisations that work together to manage the Lake District.

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The man from UNESCO say "Yes"

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"Lake District listed as World Heritage Site



THE Lake District National Park has been officially named as a World Heritage site.

UNESCO listed the site on its World Heritage Status List today at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee.

A national park since 1951, the Lake District now joins some of the most iconic locations on the planet including the Taj Mahal, Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

The announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category."


Full story at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/La...b4fa6dbd3a6-ds

Nice photo as well. One of my favourite views, looking down Ullswater from Gowbarrow.
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"Lake District listed as World Heritage Site



THE Lake District National Park has been officially named as a World Heritage site.

UNESCO listed the site on its World Heritage Status List today at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee.

A national park since 1951, the Lake District now joins some of the most iconic locations on the planet including the Taj Mahal, Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

The announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category."


Full story at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/La...b4fa6dbd3a6-ds

Nice photo as well. One of my favourite views, looking down Ullswater from Gowbarrow.

I'm pleased the Lake District has been given this recognition,--it's one of the most Beautiful scenic areas I have seen,---and although it's not good news for some,---I'm sure that most people welcome WHS status.
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Business leaders: Whole of Cumbria needs to benefit from Lakes world heritage boost



Work has started to ensure that the whole of Cumbria benefits from the Lake District's new World Heritage site status.

The chief executive of Carlisle-based H&H Group has pledged to lobby government to ensure rural businesses are supported and believes focus must now be on taking the county forward for future generations.

Brian Richardson said: "At H&H, our business is very much tied to the rural and farming economy of the area which does so much to create the landscape and the future fortunes of farming and is critically important in maintaining that managed landscape in the future.

"Work can now continue to maintain what we have and also to develop the economic benefits that may accrue."

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University to open new National Parks centre in UK's latest World Heritage site




University to open new National Parks centre in UK's latest World Heritage site

The University of Cumbria is to open a new centre for national parks later this year - as the Lake District is made the UK's latest World Heritage Site.

UNESCO's latest announcement which puts the Lake District along the likes of the Great Barrier Reef and the Taj Mahal means that there are now two World Heritage Sites in Cumbria.

The second is Hadrian's Wall, part of which runs across the northern edge of the county. It is 30 years since the Roman wall was granted the status.

The University of Cumbria, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in August, has campuses in both World Heritage sites.

Its Ambleside campus has been revived and is now a jewel in its estates crown after it was mothballed during the university's early financial crisis.

It will be home to the new Centre for National Parks, which will be launched in September.

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This from the Westmorland Gazette,---

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Will World Heritage status benefit the Lake District?



This week the Lake District National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status.

It joins an elite club that includes Hadrian's Wall, the historic centre of Vienna, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and the Statue of Liberty.

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Will World Heritage status benefit the Lake District?

Yes
No

There are hopes that it will bring a massive economic boost to the area in terms of increased tourism and jobs.

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This from the Westmorland Gazette,---

LETTER: World Heritage Site status will mean more visitors - but we have to find a way to cater for them all

Few would doubt that the Lake District is thoroughly deserving of its World Heritage Status. However, those celebrating this as a boost for our tourism economy might wish to consider carefully the wider implications.

There has always been a small body of opinion that the Lake District should stand still in time, and such views may be reinforced by the Unesco decision. But to regard the World Heritage designation as a red light to any future improvements to the public realm would, in my opinion, be wrong.

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This from the Westmorland Gazette,--

Millions could come to Lakes thanks to World Heritage status



MILLIONS of pounds could be generated and thousands of new jobs created on the back of the Lake District gaining World Heritage Status.

Now recognised as a cultural landscape of international significance, the area has joined the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef in its significance.

The announcement has been met with widespread celebration, with claims that it could bring in an additional £81.6m to the national park and support 2,900 new jobs.

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World Heritage Site status set to bring a significant economic boost to the Lake District



UNESCO inscription for the Lake District brings a tremendous opportunity for businesses, not only for those operating within the newly-designated World Heritage Site, but for enterprises throughout Cumbria. Windermere Lakes Cruises managing director Nigel Wilkinson, chairman of the Lake District National Park Partnership’s business task force, assesses the potential

WORLD Heritage inscription will not just benefit Cumbria's tourism sector. Food, farming and other rural businesses across the county will also be able to use WHS status to raise their profile and help support marketing.

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