The definitive tourist guide to the Western Lake District
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- Spend some time: Bootiful Boot in Eskdale
- Bank Holiday Monday: Black Combe Country Fair
- Cockermouth Rock Festival at Wellington Farm
- Stay the night: West Cumbria's first community-run pub
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Our incredible coast
Whether you enjoy birdwatching, invigorating coastal walks or sampling the finest, freshest local seafood, this beautiful, coastal landscape has something to tempt you.
31st August 2012Spend some time: Bootiful Boot in Eskdale
By the end of a recent day walking in the area, I’d already fallen in love with the Eskdale Valley, dramatically overlooked by the rocky crags of Scafell’s eastern flanks but so delicate and ‘pretty’ in its own special way. All the valleys of the Western Lake District are unique in their character, but there is something so welcoming about Eskdale. So, I decided to return and linger a while and show you a little more of the historic hamlet of Boot.
31st August 2012Bank Holiday Monday: Black Combe Country Fair
Firstly, my apologies are in order. I wrote a post a while back about the Black Combe Country Fair, having heard about the Cumberland Rum Butter Competition taking place at the fair this year. At the time I wanted to tell you a bit more about the fair itself, to give this quirky foodie challenge a context! But unfortunately, I came across outdated information about the celebrity opening the show.
10th August 2012Cockermouth Rock Festival at Wellington Farm
By the time we pulled up at CockRock with our Sunday day tickets, ready to listen, a refreshing wind was breezing through the long hair of festival-goers who’d clearly already enjoyed two days of solid festival fun (and pretty good weather). The smiles and the eager, early-rising crowd was evidence enough of that.
Early risers supporting a local act on the Session Stage.
1st August 2012Stay the night: West Cumbria's first community-run pub
I'm sure you'll agree, there's real magic to a true local pub. Genuine pride in service, genuine hospitality and plenty of banter fuelled by genuinely local ale. You can't beat it. And luckily for us, the Western Lake District has plenty of legendary locals to enjoy. But the Fox and Hounds in Ennerdale Bridge is special in its own way. Here you’ll follow in the legendary footsteps of both Alfred Wainwright and William Wordsworth…but you’ll also discover what community hospitality is all about.