this month

The motorist’s friend
Maggie B Dickinson looks at Cumbria’s contribution to the history of the Automobile Association

The man who always was
Ken Powell meets the team who have been endeavouring to put a name to St Bees’ medieval legend

Handle with care
Fells farmer Bob Beaty, who has whittled sticks for Prince Charles, tells Tony Greenbank about his delightful craft

A spiritual boot camp
Andrew Gallon visits Swarthmoor Hall, the cradle of Quakerism in Cumbria in the mid-seventeenth century

Inn for a surprise
Sebastian Oake discovers a pleasing cocktail of past and present at the Woolpack in Eskdale

In safekeeping for the nation
John Morrison tells how the National Trust has left its stamp on Lakeland

That riviera touch
It’s not just youngsters who enjoy the delights of Seascale’s golden beach, as Nikky Armstrong discovers

Sculpture culture
Andrew Gallon visits the Ulverston workshop that produces distinctive street furniture dotted across Cumbria and beyond

TOURING: it’s a good place to start
John Morrison offers a stunning drive out from Keswick



CYCLING: a sense of achievement
Jon Sparks says there’s plenty to enjoy by tackling Whinlatter Pass

The King’s highway
Adrian Rogan is still intrigued by the magic of Dunmail Raise

WALKING: open-air medicine
Vivienne Crow sings the praises of a short walk in the Northern Fells

WALKING: a path less well trodden
Mary Welsh goes off the beaten track to Walna Scar, White Maiden and White Pike



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