this month

Let sleeping dormice lie
Andrew Gallon finds out how woodland workers are helping wildlife to flourish

Living legend of the fells
Veteran athlete Joss Naylor talks to Tony Greenbank

Wildness is a necessity
John Manning investigates John Muir’s Lakeland pilgrimage

Winning recognition
Maryport is planting its flag on the tourist trail, Andrew Gallon discovers

Bold man of Coniston
W R Mitchell remembers W Heaton Cooper, artist and climber

Light armour
Pete London reveals how a Cumbrian castle became a proving ground for a revolutionary British wartime tank

After the deluge
Matthew Appleby talks to Floods Minister Rory Stewart in the wake of the storms that devastated Cumbria


Our flood
In their own words and pictures, residents of Cumbria tell how they faced the forces of nature that battered the region this winter

Tthe road to yesterday
Adrian Rogan ponders on what the travellers
of 200 years ago experienced as he journeys along the A591

Feast of Eden
John Morrison takes us through the delightful valley and fells that will soon be part of the national park’s landscape

Head for the hills
In his latest cycle tour, Jon Sparks heads steeply up Old Rake and Woodland Fell

Winder there and back
Mary Welsh walks above the town of Sedbergh

On a roller-coaster
Vivienne Crow leads us on a tour of the Dodds



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