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  • Nocturnal animals

    Nocturnal animals

    The wilder corners of the Lake District come to life as the sun sets. From tawny owls and bats to moths and badgers, Heather Devey from RSPB Haweswater shares her tips on how to spot them at night.

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  • Dark skies Cumbria

    Dark skies Cumbria

    Cumbria has some of the darkest skies in the UK, making it the perfect place for stargazing, even the Milky Way. Find the best places to watch the stars and the impact of light pollution with our Lake District guide.

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  • Meteor showers

    Meteor showers

    As the longer nights stretch out ahead of us, which meteor showers might you see in the dark skies above the Lake District this year?

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  • Striking out – Meet Millican

    Striking out – Meet Millican

    Ever dreamt of giving it all up and running away to the hills? Meet Millican Dalton – a free-spirited adventurer who did just that and inspired the Millican back pack.

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  • Shorter walks around Ullswater

    Shorter walks around Ullswater

    Our favourite five short walks, within striking distance from our front door. Visit Gowbarrow Fell. Black Moss Pit, Hallin Fell, Swindale and Cathedral Cavern.

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  • Food on the move

    Food on the move

    Ask any Lake District explorer, walker, wanderer. If there’s one thing to rival the anticipation of touching a summit cairn, it’s an eagerly awaited snack.

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  • A is for ALPACA

    A is for ALPACA

    Once in the Lakes you’d find yourself quickly spotting sheep, cows and maybe, if you are lucky, an osprey. What you might not expect, is a herd of alpacas.

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  • Falling for walls

    Falling for walls

    Interior designer Matt Hulme of Dynargh Design shares some inspirations and insights from his reimagining of the Ullswater Suite.

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  • Moon music

    Moon music

    The moon has inspired songwriting since the dawn of time. Take an audio trip to the moon and back with our Moon Playlist on Spotify.

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  • Autumn almanac

    Autumn almanac

    Lia Leendertz’s bestselling Almanac seasonal guides help us reconnect with the natural world. Read on for excerpts from the new 2021 edition.

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  • Star struck

    Star struck

    From connecting with the past to experiencing a child-like magic, what could be more memorable than a night swim under the stars?

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  • Red resurgence

    Red resurgence

    Even the most fleeting glimpse of a Red Squirrel is unforgettable. Heather Dewey from RSPB Haweswater tells all about this handsome creature.

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