this month

Two men went to mow
Andrew Gallon meets Steve Tomlin, right, Kendal-based training co-ordinator for the Scythe Association

Wing commanders
Vivienne Tregidga visits the new Muncaster Hawk and Owl Centre

Top brass
Flookburgh Band has a proud 110-year history and its conductor tells Tony Greenbank that members will be making a big noise for a long time yet

The woman from the ministry
Sarah Lunn, right, is the team rector in charge of ten Cumbrian parishes. And she tells Cheryl Grayson about the four-legged flock she cares for

Let’s all go down the strand
John Sears looks at the wildlife that can be found along the sand and shingle beaches of Cumbria’s coastline

It has to be seen to be believed
In his latest visit to the classic inns of Cumbria, Sebastian Oake calls in on the Queen’s Arms in Biggar

Sails talk
John Woodburn, operations director at Windermere Lake Cruises, tells John Morrison how he makes sure the popular service runs like clockwork

Cumbria’s “stone frigate”
Pete London reveals the wartime story of Holmrook Hall, where Allied naval personnel learned to deal with the dangers of unexploded bombs

TOURING: how seen is this valley
John Morrison sings the praises of a drive through the Duddon Valley



CYCLING: trying something new
Jon Sparks samples a few of the delights offered by the recently opened Bay Cycle Way around Morecambe Bay

WALKING: seen and herd
Vivienne Crow visits Angle Tarn in the hope of spotting the red deer that roam freely on the fells

WALKING: a secret gem of lakeland
Mary Welsh guides us through the Winster Valley to a delightful church with a moving Second World War tribute

Woodland footsteps
Adrian Rogan is moved by a visit to an ancient church on Cartmel Fell



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