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17th July 2012Where to eat in Whitehaven: Daytime treats

Yesterday I popped into Whitehaven to do some shopping. I quite often do – it’s an easy place to park and there’s always a relaxed atmosphere in town. I like the feeling that everybody knows everybody. Anyway, no shopping trip is complete without a stop for coffee, cake, lunch or all three. There are so many options for refuelling in Whitehaven – whether you’ve just finished the coastal walk from St.Bees, been wandering around the Georgian port town’s fascinating museums, or simply been shopping for essentials. And if you’re visiting the area, you’ll want to go somewhere with a bit of flair. And why not?

Zest Cookbook

17th July 2012Bank Holiday foodie challenge: Black Combe Country Fair Cumberland Rum Butter Competition

“Let’s keep the traditions of Cumberland alive - get the rum out!”

These are the words of Black Combe Country Fair Secretary Ann Fretwell, who has a bit of a thing for Cumberland Rum Butter - a very traditional yet ‘exotic’ tasting local delicacy.

Walking sticks

10th July 2012The undiscovered lakes: Derwentwater

Well, Derwentwater can hardly be described as ‘undiscovered’. Its Borrowdale Valley is renowned as one of the most beautiful in the UK. But you’ll still find plenty of peace and quiet, even in high season, and there are endless beauty spots to explore. So how to go about it?

View over Derwentwater from Kettlewell National Trust car park, Borrowdale

Whitehaven - the perfect day out
Millom & Black Combe
Cockermouth
Ravenglass

Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.