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The Lake District.


This thread is for our photos, memories, other stories and information about the Lake District.

In my lifetime, it was always a place you went to for holidays, school trips, etc.

It is also a place that, in my own experience, it often seemed to rain a lot. I remember one week as a young lad with the scouts when we seemed to be soaking wet all the time from endless rain and sometimes even floods (not to mention chucking eachother into various lakes!) but that never detracted from the sheer beauty of the place.

It would be great to see peoples photos of the Lakes on here, and not just from "us visitors" to there from the North East, but from from those of us living over there and in Cumbria generally. We now get a lot of forum members from Cumbria on this "Communal Area" of the North East England Sub-forum of SSC, as here is where ALL the Cumbria Threads are located - this is the only SSC location where CUMBRIA is regularly covered.

To start the thread off, I will copy in to here a series of photo-posts about the Lake District made in 2010 by a Portugese visitor to the Lakes called marciomaco, and posted by him on the Portugal Forum - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=323

Now, I do not understand the Portugese language myself (is there anyone on here who can translate?) but in any case it is mainly the actual photos themselves that tell the story here, rather than the narrative, I think.

marciomaco's photos start at the next post . . .

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Here's a couple of Ennerdale Water, which is one of the quieter areas in the Lake District. Bill Clinton proposed to Hillary here (she said no). The final scene from 28 days later was also filmed here.





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Photo of Ennerdale valley from Rob Bendall:




Langdale by Mick Knapton:

 

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Kirkstone Pass

At 1489 feet (454 metres) this s the highest road in the Lake Distric and commands some fanatstic views. It is alleged that the name of the pass comes from a large boulder nearby that resembles a little church (kirk).

These images taken in August 2005:














Images hosted on http://ellwood.fototime.com/Lake District/Kirkstone Pass
 

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Chapel Stile

Chapel Stile surrounded by the Langdale Pikes.on the Brathay River, is a Langdale quarry village. T

he area was known for its green slate, and in the 19th century slate houses were built for quarrymen. At the same time a gunpowder works was opened to supply the quarries.

The large green slate church of Holy Trinity was constructed in 1857 on the site of an earlier church which Wordsworth called his 'sequestered and simple place of worship'. The Victorian church and its tower were built in the decorated Gothic style. The church has several stained glass windows. In the churchyard is the gravestone of the Reverend Owen Lloyd who was related to Wordsworth's brother. A poem written by Wordsworth in Lloyd's memory is on the stone.

Chapel Stile is 4 miles west of Ambleside on the B5343.

These images taken in August 2005:

Langdale from the east



















Images hosted on www,steve-ellwood.org.uk
 

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Plans to sell parts of Lake District condemned

From the Bdaily @ https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/09-03-2015/plans-to-sell-parts-of-lake-district-condemned/
Plans to sell parts of Lake District condemned
Sophia Taha 09 Mar 2015


Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark, Image credit: Ian Taylor

Plans by the Lake District National Park Authority to sell 7 of its sites in the national park have been condemned by the Open Spaces Society (OSS).

The park’s budget has been cut by £1.56m, 23%, in the last 5 years with the potential for further cuts in the future.

General secretary of the OSS, Kate Ashbrook, said: “A new owner may not have national park purposes at heart but may be driven by the potential commercial benefits to be wrung from the site. Although such development would require planning permission, and the national park authority would, we hope, reject it, the development might be granted on appeal. We believe that if the national park authority sells this land it could be at risk. We have great sympathy with the park authorities who are suffering slashed budgets and we back the Campaign for National Parks’ battle against the cuts. But it is no solution to flog off land which should be held for the nation. We hope that the Lake District National Park Authority will change its mind even at this late hour.“

The sites for sale are:
Stickle Tarn, Great Langdale (£20,000-£30,000)
Baneriggs Wood at White Moss, Grasmere (£110,000-£130,000)
Lady Wood at White Moss (£20,000 - £25,000)
Amenity land with river frontage at Portinscale, Keswick (£8,000-£10,000)
Shoreline at Blea Brows, Coniston Water (£70,000 - £90,000)
Yewbarrow Woods, Longsleddale (£110,000-£130,000)
Blue Hill and Red Bank Wood, Ambleside (£100,000-£120,000)

Read more @ https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/09-03-2015/plans-to-sell-parts-of-lake-district-condemned/
 

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Great North Swim 2015: Thousands brave cold waters of Lake Windermere

Courtesy of the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/great-north-swim-2015-thousands-9448708
Great North Swim 2015: Thousands brave cold waters of Lake Windermere
18:40, 13 June 2015 By Sara Nichol


Swimmers take on the 2015 Great North Swim in Lake Windermere

Thousands of hardy souls took the plunge for the Great North Swim.

Up to 10,000 swimmers were expected to take part in the event, held in Lake Windermere in the Lake District, over the weekend. Many of them are world class athletes but the three-day event also features races for amateurs covering distances between one and five miles, raising thousands for charity.

Britain’s biggest open-water swimming event has world-class elite race, held in partnership with British Swimming.

The race acts as a selection event for the senior British team ahead of the World Championships in Kazan, and as a team selection event for the European Junior Championships.

Top British athletes including 2015 World Cup winner and a three-time winner of the Great North Swim Tom Allen, 2013 European Junior 5KM silver medallist Caleb Hughes and 2014 European Junior 5KM Champion Alice Dearing were joined by some of the best international open water swimmers.

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/great-north-swim-2015-thousands-9448708
 

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From The North West Evening Mail, 21-07-2016

Iconic South Cumbria festival folds after 24 years


A FAMILY favourite event has folded after nearly a quarter of a century entertaining many thousands of visitors.

Organisers have taken the difficult decision to bring the Holker Garden Festival to a close, so they can devote more time and energy to refreshing their annual programme. The magnificant floral marquees have been dismantled for the final time, after an incredible 24 years during which the event has become known as the ‘Chelsea of the North’.

First held in 1992, the festival has become an iconic feature of South Cumbria’s calendar.

Holker Group chairman, Lucy Cavendish, said: “The Garden Festival has been part of my life for many years, and I have many cherished memories, but horticultural and other outdoor events have proliferated in an already congested early summer season. This has put the festival’s long term prospects in jeopardy.

“We therefore took the view that it was better to end now on a high. On behalf of my family, may I offer our heartfelt thanks for the loyalty, hard work and commitment over the years, to those who made the garden festival what it was. It was a team effort and the support of those involved created 24 magical events”.

The garden festival was first inspired by the popularity of the Lakeland Rose Show and has attracted some of the UK’s top horticulturalists, nurseries and specialist growers. Its beautiful setting amid the Holker parkland, combined with the relaxed ‘garden-party’ atmosphere, made it unique.
Full story at http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/lakes...years-62da0933-ad58-4e63-8a16-e8d922c6ba31-ds
 

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Lake District public loos to become café

From The News and Star, 15-08-16



A public toilet block near Keswick is due to be turned into a café.

The announcement was made by Allerdale council, which owns the facility at Braithwaite.

The public toilet was registered as a community asset last year and two bids were submitted to the authority, one for a café and the other for the toilet block to be turned into a hub to stores historic records by the village’s community archive group.

A spokesman for Allerdale council said: “We were keen to look at new ways to secure the long-term future of the toilets in Braithwaite.

“We were clear with both parties that they had to maintain a public toilet facility for visitors and residents of Braithwaite.

“The community archive scored highly on the community value criteria.

“However, the panel had greater confidence in the long-term financial sustainability of the bid for the café and more importantly their ability to continue to provide a public toilet facility which would be open at similar times to now.”
Full story at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/L...-cafe-d9e1b40a-847f-44a9-b8bf-d3ddc2331cce-ds

If this secures the future of a toilet facility in Braithwaite then it has to be a good thing. Back when I was fit enough to be a regular fell walker I used these loos often at the start of a tramp into the north-western fells.
 

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The Community Archive people are not happy about this.

From News and Star, 23-08-16

Legal bid over sale of public toilets

Legal action is being launched over the sale of a public toilet block in Cumbria.

Allerdale council, which owns the toilets, invited bids for the facility at Braithwaite near Keswick.

However a community group which wanted to turn it into a local archive centre is now taking the authority to court after it instead favoured a bid to turn it into a cafe.

The Braithwaite Community Archive Community Interest Company is not happy about the way the decision was made.

It is now calling for the authority to stop the sale and agree to an independent public inquiry, otherwise it will take legal action to obtain an injunction and judicial review.

David Best, chairman of the community interest company, said: “We have had very serious concerns about the whole divestment process from beginning to end."

An Allerdale spokeswoman insisted that correct procedure had been followed, and said they have offered to meet with the community group to explain how the decision was made.
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/l...ilets-52cb2a2c-463f-4910-809f-40c1e83c5de8-ds
 
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