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Looking out: The new bench with a view at Wallend, Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21

In view: On a good day, this is what you can see from the new seat at Wallend, Kirkby Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21

Far horizons: The new slate block which tells you what you can see from the seat at Wallend, Kirkby Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21


          Looking out: The new bench with a view at Wallend, Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21
Looking out: The new bench with a view at Wallend, Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21
History group puts a bench with a view into Kirkby
THE History of Kirkby Group has installed a panoramic plaque and seat at Wallend, Kirkby.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Venue: Coniston Boating Centre

 Author: Arthur Ransome
Author: Arthur Ransome
Celebrate the tale of Swallows and Amazons
A READING of a classic children's tale will mark the end of a summer-long exhibition.

Hitting their stride: Walkers from the Rampside area took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the x112 bus route LEANNE BOLGER

 Hitting their stride: Walkers from the Rampside area took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the x112 bus route LEANNE BOLGER
Hitting their stride: Walkers from the Rampside area took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the x112 bus route LEANNE BOLGER
Charity walk organised for struggling Barrow to Coniston bus
A CHARITY walk is being held to raise funds for a struggling community bus service.

Event: Coniston Country Fair in 2015 MILTON HAWORTH

Cute: Border terriers Bertie and Doris, from Windermere, awaiting their terrier class at last year's event LEANNE BOLGER

 Event: Coniston Country Fair in 2015 MILTON HAWORTH
Event: Coniston Country Fair in 2015 MILTON HAWORTH
Rural life on show at south Cumbria fair
RURAL life will be on show at a south Cumbria country event this weekend.

New friends: Members of oniston and District International Twinning Association with visitors from Solto Collina JACKIE COE

Excursion: Walking to Torver jetty JACKIE COE.

Speedy: An Italian visitor having a go on a motorbike at the Bikers' Breakfast at Torver Church Hall JACKIE COE

Beautiful scenery: Walking along the shore of Morecambe Bay, near Ulverston JACKIE COE

 New friends: Members of oniston and District International Twinning Association with visitors from Solto Collina JACKIE COE
New friends: Members of oniston and District International Twinning Association with visitors from Solto Collina JACKIE COE
Italian visitors welcomed to twin Lakeland village
A LAKE District village turned continental after welcoming a number of Italian visitors.

History: Birthday cards dating from 1919 which have been donated back to Barrow's Salvation Army, pictured here alongside the iconic timbrel, still used in meetings today

Messages: Birthday cards dating from 1919 which have been donated back to Barrow's Salvation Army

Back home: Birthday cards dating from 1919 which have been donated back to Barrow's Salvation Army

 History: Birthday cards dating from 1919 which have been donated back to Barrow's Salvation Army, pictured here alongside the iconic timbrel, still used in meetings today
History: Birthday cards dating from 1919 which have been donated back to Barrow's Salvation Army, pictured here alongside the iconic timbrel, still used in meetings today
Antique birthday cards return home to Barrow after 90 years
ANTIQUE birthday cards almost 90 years old have returned to their original home.

On tour: Tim Farron MILTON HAWORTH

 On tour: Tim Farron MILTON HAWORTH
On tour: Tim Farron MILTON HAWORTH
Tim’s Lake District tour to hear concerns
AN MP is launching a series of special meetings to sit alongside his annual summer tour across his constituency.

History-maker: Anna Lupton JON GRANGER

Team-mates: Hoad Hilll Harriers quartet (from left) Adrian Newnham, Pete Davison, Patrick Thomas and David Fulford at the Bentham 10k SUBMITTED

Leading the way: Hoad Hill Harriers' David Fulford on his way to victory in the Bentham 10k SUBMITTED

 History-maker: Anna Lupton JON GRANGER
History-maker: Anna Lupton JON GRANGER
Lupton makes Black Combe Runners history at Wasdale
ANNA Lupton became the first Black Combe Runners lady to triumph in an English championship counter race.

High roller: Paul Rose LEANNE BOLGER

Up and away: BBC presenter Paul Rose who was filming with the BBC at Ulverston Retro Rendezvous festival LEANNE BOLGER

Down to earth: Paul Rose LEANNE BOLGER

Wheels keep turning: Paul Rose LEANNE BOLGER

HIgh life: Paul Rose cycling around Furness LEANNE BOLGER

 High roller: Paul Rose LEANNE BOLGER
High roller: Paul Rose LEANNE BOLGER
Penny farthing trip around Furness provides plenty of high points for TV show
THE rolling countryside around a popular Furness town is set to feature in a forthcoming television programme - as seen from an historic bicycle.

Illyria present A Comedy of Errors

A previous Illyria production at Brantwood

 Illyria present A Comedy of Errors
Illyria present A Comedy of Errors
Outdoor theatre company to perform Shakespeare with a Mexican twist
AN outdoor Shakespeare performance takes place in the Lake District next week.

Support: Walkers taking part in last year's fundraiser at Rampside

Picture: LEANNE BOLGER

Walk this way: Sophia and Molly Harris taking part in last year's walk

Picture: LEANNE BOLGER

 Support: Walkers taking part in last year's fundraiser at Rampside Picture: LEANNE BOLGER
Support: Walkers taking part in last year's fundraiser at Rampside Picture: LEANNE BOLGER
Sponsored walk to raise funds for struggling Barrow to Coniston bus route
A SPONSORED relay walk is taking place to help save a struggling rural bus service.

Historic place: An Edwardian postcard showing Coniston Old Hall SUBMITTED hall-jul-13

Country views: The lakeside setting of Coniston Old Hall, show around 1902 SUBMITTED hall-jul-13

Traditional style: Lakeland round stone chimneys feature on Coniston Hall BILL MYERS hall-jul-13

New uses: Coniston Hall has a sailing centre on one side and a campsite on the other BILL MYERS hall-jul-13

 Historic place: An Edwardian postcard showing Coniston Old Hall SUBMITTED hall-jul-13
Historic place: An Edwardian postcard showing Coniston Old Hall SUBMITTED hall-jul-13
Historic home on the edge of Coniston Water
ONE of Lakeland’s most distinctive country manor houses is now a scenic backdrop for summer campers and sailors on the banks of Coniston Water.

Long gone: A Victorian waterwheel which once provided power to the copper mines at Coniston SUBMITTED copper-jul-13

Country industry: An Edwrdian postcard described as the Coniston Copperworks waterfall SUBMITTED copper-jul-13

 Long gone: A Victorian waterwheel which once provided power to the copper mines at Coniston SUBMITTED copper-jul-13
Long gone: A Victorian waterwheel which once provided power to the copper mines at Coniston SUBMITTED copper-jul-13
Chance to get involved in Coniston's copper mining heritage
THE story of a Lakeland village’s mining history is being brought to life this weekend with a series of fun events.

Winner: Bob Cumin, from New Zealand, who is a big fan of Swallows and Amazons

Second place: Katie Byron, left, with her sister Maya

 Winner: Bob Cumin, from New Zealand, who is a big fan of Swallows and Amazons
Winner: Bob Cumin, from New Zealand, who is a big fan of Swallows and Amazons
Swallows and Amazons fan from New Zealand wins Lake District poetry competition
ENTRIES for a Lake District poetry competition came in from across the globe.

Honours: From the left, last year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sally Beamish, of Coniston, patron Juliet Westoll and Cumbria Woman of the Year 2016 Cheryl Berry of Kendal

 Honours: From the left, last year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sally Beamish, of Coniston, patron Juliet Westoll and Cumbria Woman of the Year 2016 Cheryl Berry of Kendal
Honours: From the left, last year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sally Beamish, of Coniston, patron Juliet Westoll and Cumbria Woman of the Year 2016 Cheryl Berry of Kendal
Nominations open for Cumbria's most inspirational women
INSPIRING women making a difference in the county will be honoured later this year.

All write now: Author Amy Stretch-Parker, left, and illustrator Kate Brunskill who are the creators of Peter Digs A Den, which is an illustrated children’s book aimed at 3-7 year olds, set in Coniston LINDSEY DICKINGS

Putting pen to paper: Sketches from the book Peter Digs a Den LINDSEY DICKINGS

 All write now: Author Amy Stretch-Parker, left, and illustrator Kate Brunskill who are the creators of Peter Digs A Den, which is an illustrated children’s book aimed at 3-7 year olds, set in Coniston LINDSEY DICKINGS
All write now: Author Amy Stretch-Parker, left, and illustrator Kate Brunskill who are the creators of Peter Digs A Den, which is an illustrated children’s book aimed at 3-7 year olds, set in Coniston LINDSEY DICKINGS
Creative duo hit fundraising target to publish children's book
A PAIR of creative talents who teamed up to create an illustrative children's book have met their cash target to publish it after a last-minute rush of pledges.

Allen Gibb, of Holker Group.

 Allen Gibb, of Holker Group.
Allen Gibb, of Holker Group.
New chief executive for Holker Group
The Holker Group has appointed Allen Gibb as its new chief executive.

The 2016 winners: Sally Beamish, patron CWY Juliet Westoll MBE, and Cheryl Berry

 The 2016 winners: Sally Beamish, patron CWY Juliet Westoll MBE, and Cheryl Berry
The 2016 winners: Sally Beamish, patron CWY Juliet Westoll MBE, and Cheryl Berry
Nominations open for Cumbria Women of the Year
Do you know an inspirational woman?

Ranulph Fiennes (photo by Stuart Walker)

 Ranulph Fiennes (photo by Stuart Walker)
Ranulph Fiennes (photo by Stuart Walker)
REVIEW: Remarkable man Ranulph enthrals Forum audience
IT'S not every day in life you get the opportunity to hear first-hand the story, from his own mouth, of one of the greatest Britons to have trodden the four corners of the earth.

Prime destination: The Lake District has achieved its long-sought-after World Heritage Site status from the United Nations

File photo dated 22/96/11 of a general view showing Coniston village and fells from Lake Coniston in the Lake District, as the Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story HERITAGE Lakes. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

File photo dated 24/06/10 of a general view of Hill Top, the former home of author Beatrix Potter, situated in the village of Near Sawrey in the Lake District, as the Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story HERITAGE Lakes. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

File photo dated 18/03/15 of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shining over Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District, as the Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story HERITAGE Lakes. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

File photo dated 05/09/13 of early autumn reflections in Buttermere in the Lake District in Cumbria, as the Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story HERITAGE Lakes. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

File photo dated 05/09/13 of early autumn reflections in Crummock Water in the Lake District in Cumbria, as the Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story HERITAGE Lakes. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

File photo dated 05/09/13 of early autumn reflections in Buttermere in the Lake District in Cumbria, as the Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site, Unesco has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 9, 2017. See PA story HERITAGE Lakes. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

 Prime destination: The Lake District has achieved its long-sought-after World Heritage Site status from the United Nations
Prime destination: The Lake District has achieved its long-sought-after World Heritage Site status from the United Nations
UNESCO tourism boost has potential to increase mountain rescue missions
THE Lake District's new prestigious World Heritage Site status could increase the number of search and rescue missions as tourist numbers swell, warn volunteers.

Shrill blast: A Furness Railway whistle SUBMITTED railway-jul-07

Sitting pretty: The cast iron end of a Furness Railway platform seat which could make close to £1,000 at auction SUBMITTED railway-jul-07

All aboard: A station sign from Sellafield in West Cumbria should sell for at least £300 SUBMITTED railway-jul-07

Keeping time: A Furness Railway pocket watch SUBMITTED railway-jul-07

Safety first: A warning sign seen at the William Marriott Museum at Holt station on the North Norfolk Railway BILL MYERS railway-jul-07

Line safety: Tyer's Patent train tablet apparatus on show at the William Marriott Museum at Holt station on the North Norfolk Railway BILL MYERS railway-jul-07

Rare survivor: A simple tea cup from the Carlisle Station Refreshment Rooms on show at Kidderminster on the Seven Valley Railway BILL MYERS railway-jul-07

Take care: A warning sign to motorists approaching a railway level cross. This was on show at the William Marriott Museum at Holt station on the North Norfolk Railway BILL MYERS railway-jul-07

 Shrill blast: A Furness Railway whistle SUBMITTED railway-jul-07
Shrill blast: A Furness Railway whistle SUBMITTED railway-jul-07
Furness Railway collectables head to auction
CUMBRIA'S railway companies produced a bewildering array of branded items as they expanded across the countryside in the Victorian era.

Warming: Kin Toffee Vodka

Kick: Kin Toffee Vodka

 Warming: Kin Toffee Vodka
Warming: Kin Toffee Vodka
Couple serve up Cumbrian feast at Goodwood motorshow
A COUPLE have used one of the most prestigious car festivals in the world to proudly show off the best produce Cumbria has to offer.

Elegant: Smoked salmon ciabatta with poached egg, spinach and hollandaise sauce

Fruity: Lakes gin with scone, jam and cream

Gorgeous: Leek and potato soup

The Terrace restaurant Brantwood, Coniston

Lake views: Looking across to the Old Man and Coniston Water from Brantwood

Fine location: Brantwood, Coniston

 Elegant: Smoked salmon ciabatta with poached egg, spinach and hollandaise sauce
Elegant: Smoked salmon ciabatta with poached egg, spinach and hollandaise sauce
FOOD: The Terrace at Brantwood is a magnificent setting for a taste of Cumbria
The Terrace restaurant Brantwood, Coniston

Appeal: Police are investigating a report that a man inappropriately touched a child on a bus

 Appeal: Police are investigating a report that a man inappropriately touched a child on a bus
Appeal: Police are investigating a report that a man inappropriately touched a child on a bus
Man wanted for allegedly inappropriately touching a child on Ulverston bus
POLICE are investigating a report that a man inappropriately touched a child on a South Lakes bus.

Ancestor: Jane Kirkby of Kirkby Hall in a portrait painted in 1603 and which sold for £11,500 at Sworders in Essex SUBMITTED auction-jun-30

Rarity: An empty Ulverston bottle which could sell for up to £1,500 SUBMITTED auction-jun-30

Burning money: Bidding reached £300 for this pipe which features the head of Ulverston-born movie star Stan Laurel SUBMITTED auction-jun-30

In touch: A letter from Coniston's John Ruskin should sell for up to £300 SUBMITTED auction-jun-30

Funny money: A 10 shilling note signed by Ulverston-born Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy SUBMITTED auction-jun-30

Olden days: The wooden roof inside Kirkby Hall in the 1960s EM ARCHIVE auction-jun-30

Historic house: Kirkby Hall seen in the 1960s EM ARCHIVE auction-jun-30

Artwork: Wall paintings on the upper floors of Kirkby Hall in the 1960s EM ARCHIVE auction-jun-30

Going fast: A wooden clockwork model of speedboat Miss Windermere II SUBMITTED auction-jun-30

 Ancestor: Jane Kirkby of Kirkby Hall in a portrait painted in 1603 and which sold for £11,500 at Sworders in Essex SUBMITTED auction-jun-30
Ancestor: Jane Kirkby of Kirkby Hall in a portrait painted in 1603 and which sold for £11,500 at Sworders in Essex SUBMITTED auction-jun-30
Painting of Kirkby Hall ancestor sells for £11,500
A rare reminder of country house life in Furness in the early 17th century has been sold at auction for a remarkable £11,500.

Views from around the South Lake District from Ambleside, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere. This is Bowness looking over Belle Isle and was taken from near Claife Heights. Wednesday 13th June 2012. MILTON HAWORTH

Men on the Hill Oliver E Cadam

 Views from around the South Lake District from Ambleside, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere. This is Bowness looking over Belle Isle and was taken from near Claife Heights. Wednesday 13th June 2012. MILTON HAWORTH
Views from around the South Lake District from Ambleside, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere. This is Bowness looking over Belle Isle and was taken from near Claife Heights. Wednesday 13th June 2012. MILTON HAWORTH
Lake District forms backdrop for new crime mystery
WHILE the beautiful Lake District might not be considered to be a usual setting for a crime novel, the author of a new thriller says it’s a perfect location for his story.

Views: Nigel and Beverley Quinton at Millwood, 9 The Crescent, Barrow, which is on the market for £750,000 LINDSEY DICKINGS

Top spec: The master bedroom's en suite LINDSEY DICKINGS

Luxurious: The master bedroom LINDSEY DICKINGS

Immaculate: The landing LINDSEY DICKINGS

Lots of space: The breakfast room LINDSEY DICKINGS

Modern: The kitchen LINDSEY DICKINGS

Air conditioned: The bar and entertainment space LINDSEY DICKINGS

Beautiful: The lounge LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Views: Nigel and Beverley Quinton at Millwood, 9 The Crescent, Barrow, which is on the market for £750,000 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Views: Nigel and Beverley Quinton at Millwood, 9 The Crescent, Barrow, which is on the market for £750,000 LINDSEY DICKINGS
PROPERTY: Stunning Barrow home has endless style
Millwood, 9 The Crescent, Barrow

Climbers: Edwardian walkers at the top of Coniston Old Man SUBMITTED man-jun-21

Lofty views: Coniston Old Man looking from the lake shore near the Gondola launch jetty BILL MYERS man-jun-21

No limits: Neddy Swainson climbed Coniston Old Man in his 96th year on July 7 in 1914 SUBMITTED man-jun-21

Industry: A Coniston waterwheel in the Coppermines Valley SUBMITTED man-jun-21

Place of work: The Coppermines Valley at Coniston SUBMITTED man-jun-21

 Climbers: Edwardian walkers at the top of Coniston Old Man SUBMITTED man-jun-21
Climbers: Edwardian walkers at the top of Coniston Old Man SUBMITTED man-jun-21
Mountain pony to get you up Coniston Old Man
CONISTON Old Man offers great views and the chance for exercise in the great outdoors and was just as popular to Victorians as it is today.

Stunning: Looking over Coniston. The Coniston and Crake Project has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund SOUTH CUMBRIA RIVERS TRUST/CHARLOTTE HALL

Landscape: Low Water on the way up to Coniston Old Man. The Conserving Coniston and Crake Project has been given lottery cash to impropve water quality, habitats and biodiversity BRIAN McGREVEY

 Stunning: Looking over Coniston. The Coniston and Crake Project has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund SOUTH CUMBRIA RIVERS TRUST/CHARLOTTE HALL
Stunning: Looking over Coniston. The Coniston and Crake Project has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund SOUTH CUMBRIA RIVERS TRUST/CHARLOTTE HALL
Community-led Coniston project receives lottery fund
A CONSERVATION project based in the south Lakes has received a financial boost.

In safe hands: The lamb after being rescued by the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and RSPCA

RSPCA

Danger: The quarry that the lamb was stuck in

RSPCA

 In safe hands: The lamb after being rescued by the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and RSPCA
RSPCA
In safe hands: The lamb after being rescued by the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and RSPCA
Rescuers spring into action to rescue lamb trapped in quarry
A LAMB was rescued after becoming stuck down a 40ft deep disused quarry tunnel in the Cumbrian fells.