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  • The man with his head in the clouds

    The man with his head in the clouds

    For too many, clouds are shorthand for gloom and doom. But author and founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, rallies us to see them a source of joy…

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  • Wild swimming with Winnie Poaty

    Wild swimming with Winnie Poaty

    An inspiring advocate of cold water swimming for mental health, Winnie Poaty takes us on her journey of how the water helps her to switch off, rebalance, a feeling and why it’s so important.

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  • Sounds of floating

    Sounds of floating

    How often do you stop and listen? Like, really listen? Tune into the sounds of your surroundings; engage your ears in the environment; become aurally absorbed in nature?

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  • On floating with Joe Minihane

    On floating with Joe Minihane

    Joe Minihane swims (and floats) in rivers, lakes, lidos and bays. We asked him to explore just why floating is so ridiculously relaxing.

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  • Wildlife that walks on water

    Wildlife that walks on water

    From the minute to the massive, aquatic wildlife is rich in diversity and abundance. Here in the Lake District, freshwater species have a bounty of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes to live in – and float on.

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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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  • The Dark Skies in Cumbria, UK

    The Dark Skies in Cumbria, UK

    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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