this month

Lakeland's flying pioneer
Peter London pays tribute to Edward William Wakefield of Cumbria, one of Britain’s earliest “Magnificent Men”

Festive growth industry
Choosing a Christmas tree can give buyers the needle. Tony Greenbank hears from an expert

What you see is what you get
Sebastian Oake visits another of Cumbria’s classic inns. This month, the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Langdalee

Do you hear what I hear?
Andrew Gallon listens to the voices of the Longtown-based Solway Singers

Called to the bar
A chilling ghost story for Christmas from Steve Goodier

A toast to Christmas past
Fell runner, farmer and Lakeland hero Joss Naylor recalls festive times of yesteryear in Wasdale

A look at Winter-mere
John Morrison reflects on how tranquility has returned to one of his favourite Lakeland haunts

The night peace broke out
Peter Naldrett finds out how Cumbria’s soldiers on the Western Front reacted to the Christmas Truce of 1914

This church is her monument
Find out why John Morrison is fascinated by St Mary’s at Wreay



Walking 1: Water Yeat
Mary Welsh urges you to enjoy a winter view of the Crake Valley

Walking 2: Great Langdale
Keith Wood offers a low-level amble after all that festive feasting

A hidden gem by the sea
Tony Francis visits Arnside. Some may say it is off the beaten track and it seems a lot of residents like it that way



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