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  • Events in Cumbria

    Events in Cumbria

    A curated list of local events taking place in Cumbria and the Lake District. From mountain festivals and theatre performances to marmalade competitions and outdoor swimming events…

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  • The Ullswater Way

    The Ullswater Way

    Created in 2016 following Storm Desmond and circumnavigating the lake, the Ullswater Way is probably one of the most popular Lake District walks. Discover artwork and heritage along the 22 mile trail.

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  • Strokes and floats

    Strokes and floats

    From still lakes to waterfall plunge pools, swimming beneath the open sky is infamously addictive. Our swimming expert Colin Hill shares his tips on getting the most from your float…

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  • Helvellyn


    Helvellyn may not be the highest fell in the Lake District but it is certainly the most popular. Only recommended for the most experienced of walkers the challenging knife edge ridges attract over 250K walkers a year.

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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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  • Christmas Cocktail Ideas & Recipes

    Christmas Cocktail Ideas & Recipes

    There is something about the ritual of crafting a cocktail that makes it perfect for Christmas. We’ve picked our favourite seasonal drinks that takes us back to noisier times, crowding around the table.

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  • Ruark Audio Inspirational Playlist

    Ruark Audio Inspirational Playlist

    Feet up. Leaves rustling in the trees above. This Ruark playlist has been made for you as you swing in your hammock overlooking The Lake.

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  • Hazelnut Espresso Martini recipe

    Hazelnut Espresso Martini recipe

    Our take on the classic espresso martini with Origin coffee and Disaronno. A favourite of ours served in the Living Space bar and Rampsbeck restaurant.

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  • Penguin’s Christmas reading list

    Penguin’s Christmas reading list

    From the master of spy thrillers, bloody battlefields during the Wars of the Roses and finding hope for the future for our planet by Jane Goodall, Penguin’s top twelve essential Christmas reading guide is here.

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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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