this month

Cumbria’s finest 50 icons
The results are in and your favourite Cumbrian people, places and products are revealed. With contributions from well-known Cumbrians as well as contributors and readers… did your own favourite make the list?

Saving the reds
Charlotte Rowley talks to some of the volunteers who are trying to help red squirrels – number 10 in the Finest 50 Cumbrian icons

Honister 92, coming through!
Tony Greenbank meets the thriving Whitehaven cycling club before they set off on one of their regular Sunday rides

Strictly fun dancing
Andrew Gallon chats to members of dancing group Crook Morris, and enjoys their performances at the Penrith on a Plate Food and Farming Festival

Under siege in Cumbria
Stephen Roberts continues the countdown of his favourite Cumbrian castles, sharing
his top five

Cycling: Talkin it all in your stride
Jon Sparks takes in a whole lot of history
and landscape – including Hadrian’s Wall – on this ‘figure-of-eight’ cycle route

Walking: great falls, giant trees
Mary Welsh takes in the best the Esk Valley has to offer on this glorious six-mile walk, with options to visit two dramatic waterfalls



Walking: where harrier and black grouse fly
Vivienne Crow heads to one of the more remote areas of Cumbria for a five-mile walk that includes a circuit of Tindale Tarn on the RSPB’s Geltsdale Reserve



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