this month

Spot on
Sebastian Oake discovers the centre of the new, expanded LDNP… then travels there

Dedication and passion
Vivienne Crow meets LDNP volunteer Tricia Brown

Secrets of the Cumbria smugglers
Maggie B. Dickinson finds that packhorse routes were sometimes used by unsavoury characters

Nuclear ups and downs
As Sellafield reaches its sixtieth anniversary, Peter Naldrett looks at nuclear power in Cumbria

Power struggle
Stephen Roberts heads to the coast to learn about attitudes towards a new generation of nuclear reactors

Alternative league table
Stephen Roberts has given himself a tough task… to rank the county’s football clubs

Wild country rescues
Tony Greenbank learns about Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team


Cold stream, warm welcome
John Morrison explores the colourful village
of Caldbeck

Food for free
John Sears heads to the coast to collect some tasty wild treats

Cleator’s time in the spotlight
Tony Greenbank relives the glorious experience of Cleator Cricket Club

A colourful countryside
Adrian Rogan visits reiver territory for this month’s walk through history

A ride on the wild side
Jon Sparks enjoys a short, sweet – but wild – cycle ride in Ennerdale

Quite a climb
Vivienne Crow takes in the highest point in the Pennines

Short and Shap
Andrew Gallon includes a building with a big screen claim to fame on this Wet Sleddale walk



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