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Skiddaw adventure – a trip to England's most remote hostel

Skiddaw House in the Lake District National Park is England’s highest and most remote youth hostel. It’s truly amazing – you can only get there on foot after a 3.5-mile mountain hike, and you have to carry in pretty much everything that you need for your stay. 373 more words


Errr.... it's snowing in some parts of Britain

No, this photo isn’t a reminder of how chilly it was last winter, this is the Cumbria TODAY, after the north was hit by unseasonal snowfall. 230 more words


A Deviant Breed - Stephen Coill


An archaeological dig at a remote glen in the Scottish Borders has unearthed numerous skeletons without heads and yet, only one skull, which proves to have had fairly recent dental work. 101 more words


Stephen Coill

Stephen is chair of North Cumbria Scriptwriters at the Theatre by the Lake. He recently launched his début DCI Dunbar crime novel, ‘A Deviant Breed’ on Kindle and he will soon be launching a crime/espionage thriller, ‘The Bowline Contract’. 199 more words


A fine day in Razz’n’d’l.

Last weekend I was out with my local Rambling Club when we visited Razz’n’d’l. Well that is how the locals pronounce it but if you want to find it on the map you will have to look for – Ravenstonedale. 360 more words


Week #5: Choreo almost there

Despite my temptation to move rehearsals outside in the ‘small field’ by the studios last week, it has been a hectic couple of days.

Progress.. 3/4 of the choreography is finalised – technically is more like 90% of it done with only some linking scenes missing – and 60% of the sound score is complete. 103 more words


"I am Spaaatacus!"

The hills of Grasmere, Cumbria, are studded with adorable, woolly little creatures such as this. They are rather timid, considering that they practically live amongst people. 23 more words