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29th October 2012Beer n Bangers, Millom: Traditional Cumberland Sausages, Contemporary Cumbrian Beer.

The annual Beer ‘n’ Bangers festival took place in the South Western Lake District earlier in October. The festival has a winning formula, and its simple. Discover the best authentic Cumberland sausages, the best locally brewed beer, and try out any number of scenic walking routes to work up an appetite for, or work-off an excess of, the above.  There couldn’t be a better place for it.

Contemporary beer, traditional Cumberland Sausage!

Contemporary beer, traditional Cumberland Sausage!

11th October 2012The undiscovered lakes: Buttermere ‘by the dairy pastures’

After a breathtaking drive from Keswick and Borrowdale over Honister Pass (one of the Lake District’s most scenic and exciting mountain passes - no speeding!) the serene sight of Buttermere is a welcome sight indeed. Like so many of the Western Lake District’s most special places, Buttermere lake and the little hamlet of the same name are well worth the detour off the beaten track.

 Inside the shop, you’ll find a whole ice-cream counter full of  creamy, locally made flavours

Syke Farm Tea Room: Inside the shop, you’ll find a whole ice-cream counter full of  creamy, locally made flavours


4th October 2012Discover Maryport harbour: Two thousand years of maritime history

Sometimes it’s hard to tear yourself away from the wild and wonderful landscapes of the Western Lake District, and turn your attention to the area’s industrially important towns. But I challenge you to wander around the historic port town of Maryport and not be intrigued - by its important history, its dramatic location on the Solway Estuary and the array of hardy fishing boats found resting in the harbour.

Fishing boats in Maryport harbour

Whitehaven - the perfect day out
Millom & Black Combe

Brian Sherwen Photography

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