this month

A Cumbrian skiing paradise
Sarah J L Briggs find out that you don’t have to travel to the Alps, or even Scotland, to enjoy the best of winter sport

The Lyon in winter
Kent-born Ben Lyon first fell in love with the Lakeland Fells as a wartime evacuee. Tony Greenbank tells how he returned as an adult and founded a business empire

Rule Britannia
Sebastian Oake visits an Elterwater hostelry that’s small on size and big in popularity

The climbing tiger
Tony Greenbank meets John Porter, the US-born climber who wrote the prizewinning biography of mountain legend Alex MacIntyre

Carry on painting
Kendal artist Frances Winder tells Andrew Gallon why she feels she needs to be painting all the time

Lady Anne's long fight
John Morrison tells the story of the seventeenth-century noblewomen who had to battle against the prejudices of the day to claim her rightful inheritance

The waters of life
Author Keith Harwood reveals how the great trout of Lakeland have been a big draw for anglers down the generations

Long-standing reminders
John Morrison guides us around the stone circles of Cumbria

On the up
Author Matthew Engel strikes out for the highest point in Cumberland



The call of the river
Adrian Rogan reveals what fascinates him about the sound of running water

Walking 1: Blea Tarn and Side Pike
Welsh lets the car take the sting out of this visit

Walking 2: Lanthwaite Green
Keith Wood gives us one of the best views of along Crummock Water

Visiting Wonderland
John Sears enjoys the winter light as he explores Cumbria’s snow-dusted countryside



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