Archive Walk: Wet Sleddale

Wet Sleddale First published: February 2011 WET Sleddale is a lonely, remote valley which lies south-west of the village of Shap, theM6, the A6 and theWest Coast main railway line. It bisects the Shap Fells and is reached by a long narrow lane that leads from the A6....

Archive feature: ‘CUMBRIA AT THE MOVIES’

‘We’ve gone on holiday by mistake’ Three decades on, Maggie B. Dickinson revisits Cumbrian locations for the classic Withnail & I – cinematic debauchery at its finest! First published in December 2017 Paul McGann (left) as Marwood and Richard E. Grant as...

Bannerdale Crags

Bannerdale Crags Gary Richardson’s fell hike climaxes with adventures on the riverbank Archive: May/June 2015 TERRAIN: good paths and tracks, wet in placesDISTANCE: 7 miles/11.25 kmTIME: 3-4 hoursCLIMB: 1,710 ft/510 mSTART/FINISH: car park opposite Mungrisdale...

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...

Ginger shortbread in the Grasmere tradition

Ginger shortbread in the Grasmere tradition Traditional Lakeland cooking with Mrs Simkins (October 2018) Ingredients Makes sixteen squares   110g (4oz) salted butter, softened 110g (4oz) dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon golden syrup 225g (8oz) plain flour 1 level...