this month

The good shepherd
Tony Greenbank visits the farmer who cares for two very different flocks

Living with “owd Fred”
Steve Goodier serves up a fellside ghost story for Christmas

Snap decisions
Eileen Jones enjoys a walking photo workshop with Bassenthwaite-based Carmen Norman

All I want for Christmas
Helen Bromley pays a seasonal visit to Cumbria from her Farm on the Fell

Chimney champion
Pardshaw’s Mike Park tells Tony Greenbank why he is besotted with rock climbing

A lasting impression
Paul Jackson celebrates the life of former Cumbria editor Bill Mitchell


A “quite fantastic journey”
Andrew Gallon discovers what inspires Lakeland artist Vivienne Pooley

Up to standards
Adrian Rogan enjoys the deep-winter view above Kirkby Stephen

Up to the junction
John Morrison drives us to the spot where the Cumbrian fells give way to the Pennines

A grand day out
Cyclist Jon Sparks enjoys a ferry trip across Windermere before embarking on a twenty-mile tour

Path of glory
Mary Welsh explains why it is now such a delight to ascend Bleaberry Fell

A perennial favourite
Vivienne Crow has a soft spot for Eskdale and the nobility of Harter Fell



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