Cumbrian Wheel

Cumbrian Wheel Bob Elliott describes how he and wife Dot battled the floods of summer 2012 to circumnavigate the Lake District on foot.   Archive: November/December 2013 Bob pauses with the Coniston range behind him, seen from above High Dam The Lake District is...

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake  Mothering Sunday: piece of cake, by Louise Flanders (March 2016) No place for Judas in the traditional simnel cake to be presented on Mothering Sunday Ingredients To make simnel cake you will need an eight-inch circular cake tin, buttered and lined with...

Rebel with a cause

Rebel with a cause Archive: February 2017 by Maggie B Dickinson Lanty Slee’s baptism certificate reads: “Lancelot natural son of Jane Slee of Hallsteads Baptized the 6th day of February 1802 By me Thos. Pearson, Vicar of Kirkby Irelyth” Little Langdale, in the heart...

Beatrix’s legacy to the Lakes

Beatrix’s legacy to the Lakes Archive feature: August 2015 by Peter Naldrett Beatrix’s Hill Top home Generations of children who have stood on the shore of Derwent Water could be forgiven for thinking they had seen the view somewhere before. Many of them will have....