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Stories and Tips Cumbria

A night in the woods

Written by jipp05 on 17 Oct, 2012

I recently went on a camping trip for the weekend to Grizedale Forest in the Lake District. The main reason for the trip was because my friends and I were attending Picnic Cinema and as it was a little bit out of our way we…Read More


You Have Reached your Final Destination

Written by marymoose99 on 29 Jul, 2009

Parts of this originally formed an extensive review about Northern Rail (www.northernrail.co.uk) which I wrote for Ciao, but what follows is essentially my "Story" about travel using Northern Rail in Cumbria!---Introduction--- I remember my first time on a Northern rail train. Shattered having come from…Read More


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An Inconspicuous Town in Cumbria

Written by Praskipark on 23 Jan, 2009

My review today is about a quintessential English town in Cumbria. Not as exotic as some of the towns I have reviewed I know but to me it has a special place in my travel diairies. It is an alternative Cumbrian experience, far from the…Read More


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Calderbridge, village of surprises

Written by shaunandtrish on 30 Jul, 2005

I stayed at the Stanley Arms only because it was cheap and near my work. I'd not been there before but was pleasantly surprised when I got there. Despite being only a mile as the crow flies from the biggest and most infamous nuclear reprocessing…Read More


A Bus Ride from Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway

Written by Ed Hahn on 28 Jul, 2005

The bus ride to Bowness-on-Solway is interesting, but not exciting. We do have to wait for cows and sheep to cross our one-lane road and pull over for cars coming the other way. I'm sure my friends are going to be happy to…Read More


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Take a trip along Hadrian's Wall

Written by shaunandtrish on 31 Jul, 2005

West to east or east to west, Hadrian's Wall offers a uniquely high density of artifacts and attractions from Rome's most northern frontier. Stretching more or less across the pennines in a straight line from modern-day Newcastle in the east to Carlisle in the west, Hadrian's…Read More


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Finding Wast Water

Written by shaunandtrish on 31 Jul, 2005

It was recommended to take a trip to Whitehaven and take some pictures of the harbour, but I wasn't in the mood for towns, so I looked at the map to see what was in and around Calderbridge. To be honest, I'd enjoyed Ravenglass and…Read More


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Killing an Hour in Ravenglass

Written by shaunandtrish on 31 Jul, 2005

Killing time after work and before bedtime and avoiding extended periods in the hotel bar when you're working away can be a challenge (must learn to read sometime). So I'm always happy to receive suggestions from friendly locals of where's nice to go to within…Read More


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Exploring Kendal

Written by Mutt on 10 Mar, 2005

The origins of this quaint little market town are shrouded in mystery, but the shaft of a Saxon Cross discovered in the Parr Chapel dates it back to as early as 850. Kendal is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, but the arrival of the…Read More


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