this month

Small-scale experts with big ambitions
Andrew Gallon meets the enthusiasts of the Kendal Model Railway Club who are creating a miniature version of a familiar landscape

Radiating a sense of community
Tony Francis visits Seascale and talks to the people who live alongside Sellafield nuclear power station

I'll have the same as Wordsworth
Sebastian Oake follows in the footsteps of the Lake poets and visits the Mortal Man at Troutbeck as he continues his tour of Cumbria’s classic inns

Winter wonderland
John Morrison explains why he just loves this time of the year in Lakeland

Menus for all seasons
Introducing Millomborn catering entrepreneur Louise Flanders and the first of her series of Cumbrian Kitchen delights

Boxes of delights
Peter Naldrett discovers that it’s not time yet to hang up on Cumbria’s red phone boxes

A cavalier on canvas
Tony Greenbank in conversation with artist Julian Cooper about his fascination with Lakeland’s slate quarries and the influences of his father, William Heaton Cooper

Echoes of Scandinavia
Adrian Rogan senses a Nordic atmosphere on a January visit to Bassenthwaite Lake4

Stopped in his tracks
John Morrison casts an approving eye on Blencowe Hall, near Penrith



Walk this way
Andrew Gallon finds out how a disused Cumbrian waterway is being put back on the map

Walking 1: Todd Crag & Lily Tarn
Mary Welsh visits a spot that has a special place in her heart

Walking 2: Shap Abbey & Keld
Keith Wood takes us on a short walk that takes in some impressive monastic ruins



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