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Engagement: Water safety exercises will be carried out at Ferry Nab, on the shore of Windermere


          Engagement: Water safety exercises will be carried out at Ferry Nab, on the shore of Windermere
Engagement: Water safety exercises will be carried out at Ferry Nab, on the shore of Windermere
Fire service to highlight the dangers of water at Lake District beauty spots
A WATER safety campaign has been backed by fire and rescue chiefs.

Get the party started: Millom A celebrate winning the Furness Premier League Division Two title STEPHEN LEECE

Top of the league: Millom A captain Mike Brown lifts the Furness Premier League Division Two trophy STEPHEN LEECE

Keep it up: Dalton United's Gareth Jones on the ball in their friendly against Hawcoat Park, after their match with Stoneclough was postponed LEANNE BOLGER

Coming through: Dalton's Ben Thompson LEANNE BOLGER

Off the ground: Hawcoat's Sam Whittaker leaps for a header at Dalton LEANNE BOLGER

Contortionist: Dalton's George Balm LEANNE BOLGER

Watch him go: Dalton's Robbie Baker LEANNE BOLGER

Twist and turn: Hawcoat Park's Jake Reyolds LEANNE BOLGER

 Get the party started: Millom A celebrate winning the Furness Premier League Division Two title STEPHEN LEECE
Get the party started: Millom A celebrate winning the Furness Premier League Division Two title STEPHEN LEECE
Millom A crowned Division Two champions as Barrow Celtic move second in FPL title race
MILLOM A celebrated being crowned Furness Premier League Division Two champions, despite defeat to Dalton United A in their last game of the season.

Health benefits: Research suggests that cycling to work cuts the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half PA

Best of both worlds: The hybrid road bike is proving popular with commuters JON GRANGER

Safety first: Safety equipment is always a priority at Velo Bikes in Ulverston JON GRANGER

Once over: Bike maintenance includes the use of a diagnostic machine for the electric bikes JON GRANGER

Saddle up: Christina Wiejak tries out a hybrid electric bike in Ulverston JON GRANGER

Power pack: Velo Bikes' Stuart Hines removing battery packs for recharging JON GRANGER

On the up: Hoad monument in Ulverston

 Health benefits: Research suggests that cycling to work cuts the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half PA
Health benefits: Research suggests that cycling to work cuts the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half PA
Saddle up and live healthier for longer, says report
A MAJOR study by the University of Glasgow has shown that cycling to work can cut the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by up to 50 per cent.

Levers Water, once a natural tarn, was dammed to suuply water to the mines PICTURE CREDIT: VIVIENNE CROW

 Levers Water, once a natural tarn, was dammed to suuply water to the mines PICTURE CREDIT: VIVIENNE CROW
Levers Water, once a natural tarn, was dammed to suuply water to the mines PICTURE CREDIT: VIVIENNE CROW
Ulverston WalkFest: Our top picks
WITH dozens of events planned over the festival, it may seem a hard task to choose which ones to attend.

Artwork by Fu Zi

Artwork by Ingrid Christie

 Artwork by Fu Zi
Artwork by Fu Zi
Debut international appearance for Chinese artist
TWO artists living 5,000 miles apart have collaborated to stage an exhibition in the Lake District.

Backing: Nick Owen, team leader for the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team

Challenging: Striding Edge, Helvellyn, with a frozen Red Tarn bottom left PHIL RIGBY

Spectacular: Striding Edge with Red Tarn in the background VIVIENNE CROW

 Backing: Nick Owen, team leader for the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team
Backing: Nick Owen, team leader for the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team
Leaflet campaign organised to highlight mountain safety
MOUNTAIN rescue crews had a busy Easter weekend following the release of thousands of safety leaflets across the Lakes.

On the run: Kirkby's Matty Bruce breaks away from Jake Rees and Aidan Murphy LINDSEY DICKINGS

Getting a foot in: Hawcoat's Chris Hill challenges Ben Wilson LINDSEY DICKINGS

Up for it: Lewis Turner challanges Gavin Jolly LINDSEY DICKINGS

The chase: Mark Jackson and Lee Urton race for the ball LINDSEY DICKINGS

Close watch: The wall looks on as a free-kick heads towards the Hawcoat goal LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: Michael Chapman Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (l-r) Mark Jackson and Sam Jefferson Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (l-r) Sam Jefferson and Mark Jackson Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (l-r) Chris Hill, Ben Wilson and Michael Chapman Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (l-r) Matty Bruce and Lewis Turner Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (l-r) Scott Dempsey

and Craig Muncaster Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: Kirkby goalie Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (f-b) Jake Rees, Matty Bruce and Aidan Murphy Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FOOTBALL --- Hawcoat Park Reserves v Kirkby United (red/white) // Pictured: (l-r) Matty Bruce and Michael Chapman Saturday 15th April 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 On the run: Kirkby's Matty Bruce breaks away from Jake Rees and Aidan Murphy LINDSEY DICKINGS
On the run: Kirkby's Matty Bruce breaks away from Jake Rees and Aidan Murphy LINDSEY DICKINGS
High fives for Kirkby United as they beat rivals Hawcoat Park
THE top two in the Furness Premier League went head to head in the Terry Clinton Cup quarter-final, with Kirkby United romping to a 5-3 win over Hawcoat Park reserves.

Hat-trick hero: Connor Smith netted three for Barrow Celtic CHRIS WEST

 Hat-trick hero: Connor Smith netted three for Barrow Celtic CHRIS WEST
Hat-trick hero: Connor Smith netted three for Barrow Celtic CHRIS WEST
Barrow Celtic make their move in Furness Premier League title race
CONNOR Smith bagged a hat-trick as Barrow Celtic edged out Holker Old Boys reserves 3-2 on a busy Wednesday evening in the Furness Premier League.

Penny Bridge CE Academy was one of the schools supporting the Big Pedal this year. Parents also supported the pupils and teachers with the event. Pictured is Chris Harrison with sons Charlie and George.

Saddle up: Children at Penny Bridge CE Academy SUBMITTED

 Penny Bridge CE Academy was one of the schools supporting the Big Pedal this year. Parents also supported the pupils and teachers with the event. Pictured is Chris Harrison with sons Charlie and George.
Penny Bridge CE Academy was one of the schools supporting the Big Pedal this year. Parents also supported the pupils and teachers with the event. Pictured is Chris Harrison with sons Charlie and George.
Cumbria schools clock up thousands of miles on cycling scheme
SCHOOLS in Cumbria clocked up more than 19,000 journeys cycling and scooting to school when their communities supported a national campaign.

ANDY GARCIA: Andy Garcia

 ANDY GARCIA: Andy Garcia
ANDY GARCIA: Andy Garcia
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Activities: The Inspiring Barrow Kickstart programme awards event. Pictured front, from left, Kaitlin Mitchell, Hayden Storey, Shelby Cooke and Anna Gelling, of Furness Academy. ALEX SLATER

Message: Furness Academy student Shelby Cooke speaking about the programme. ALEX SLATER

Talk: Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock. ALEX SLATER

Creation: Furness College film and media students who produced the Inspiring Barrow KickStart programme video. From left, Reece Keeble, Luke Roberts, Daniel Bleasdale and Elliot Briggs. ALEX SLATER

 Activities: The Inspiring Barrow Kickstart programme awards event. Pictured front, from left, Kaitlin Mitchell, Hayden Storey, Shelby Cooke and Anna Gelling, of Furness Academy. ALEX SLATER
Activities: The Inspiring Barrow Kickstart programme awards event. Pictured front, from left, Kaitlin Mitchell, Hayden Storey, Shelby Cooke and Anna Gelling, of Furness Academy. ALEX SLATER
Accolades for Barrow students who completed life skills programme
YOUNG people have received accolades at an awards event to celebrate the completion of a life skills programme.

Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness

Popular venue: The Dock Museum, Barrow LINDSEY DICKINGS

Full steam ahead: One of the Windermere steamers

In charge: Ian Stephens, managing director at Cumbria Tourism

Festival flavour: The Easter Brew team at The Royal Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

LEANNE BOLGER

 Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness
Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness
Easter holidays will see Cumbria's tourist season spring into life
With the Easter bank holiday just around the corner, businesses are getting ready for an influx of visitors for the long weekend, JOSHUA HAMMOND writes.

Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

More trade: Hotel owners and shopkeepers were keen to get more visitors to Ambleside by train - rather than by horse and carriage SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Causing damage: Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley of Allen Bank, Grasmere, was a Lakeland rail opponent SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

High level: The planned station at Ambleside would have been on a hill close to Stock Ghyll Falls BILL MYERS lakes-apr-10

End point: Despite grand plans for an extension, Windermere remains the end of the line for rail travellers into the southern Lake District SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Route finder: The engineer James Brunless drew up the plans for a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Last stop: A vintage Windermere railway platform sign SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Modern era: In April 1987 a special train fromKendal to Windermere marked the line's 140th anniversary SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

 Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10
Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10
Protests helped keep rail tracks from heart of Lake District
ONLY a lack of cash and the protests of a few pioneering environmentalists prevented the heart of the Lake District becoming a patchwork of competing Victorian railway lines.

Nice finish: Glaxo's Sean Darby congratulates Andrew Whiteford after scoring for GSK Ulverston Rangers against Stoneclough CHRIS WEST

On the ball: Glaxo's James Pinnegor races clear

Challenge: Glaxo's Andrew Whiteford goes in on the keeper CHRIS WEST

On the charge: Glaxo's Sean Darby CHRIS WEST

Charging forward: Glaxo's Tyler Spence CHRIS WEST

Space invader: Glaxo's Matt Lawlor CHRIS WEST

Look for support: Glaxo's Callum Fawcett CHRIS WEST

Pass Master: Glaxo's Matt Lawlor CHRIS WEST

Skills: Glaxo's Chris Bolton CHRIS WEST

My ball: Glaxo's Chris Bolton holds off a Stoneclough defender CHRIS WEST

 Nice finish: Glaxo's Sean Darby congratulates Andrew Whiteford after scoring for GSK Ulverston Rangers against Stoneclough CHRIS WEST
Nice finish: Glaxo's Sean Darby congratulates Andrew Whiteford after scoring for GSK Ulverston Rangers against Stoneclough CHRIS WEST
PICTURE SPECIAL: Ulverston Rangers' good run ended by Stoneclough
GSK Ulverston Rangers’ good run of form came to an end as they were defeated 2-1 at home by Stoneclough in the West Lancs League Division One.

View on the way to Levers Water Coniston

 View on the way to Levers Water Coniston
View on the way to Levers Water Coniston
Levers Water Coniston
View on the way to Levers Water Coniston

Last train: Broughton railway station around 1900. It has seen no passengers since the late 1950s SUBMITTED manx-apr-07

Rising Up: The Snaefell Mountain Railway on the Isle of Man SUBMITTED manx-apr-07

Steam power: Locomotives of the Isle of Man Railway at Douglas in the 1950s SUBMITTED manx-apr-07

Lost station: Garwick station which was a halt on the Manx Electric Railway until 1979 SUBMITTED manx-apr-07

Vintage transport: The Snaefell Mountain Railway on the Isle of Man SUBMITTED manx-apr-07

 Last train: Broughton railway station around 1900. It has seen no passengers since the late 1950s SUBMITTED manx-apr-07
Last train: Broughton railway station around 1900. It has seen no passengers since the late 1950s SUBMITTED manx-apr-07
Broughton group hears of rail transport delights of Isle of Man
BROUGHTON might have lost its passenger steam trains in 1958 on the branch line from Foxfield to Coniston but members of the Duddon Valley Local History Group were transported to a place where old traditions die hard.

Winning penalty: Vickerstown's Ian Rogers JON GRANGER

 Winning penalty: Vickerstown's Ian Rogers JON GRANGER
Winning penalty: Vickerstown's Ian Rogers JON GRANGER
Vickerstown reach Terry Clinton semi-finals with penalty shootout win v Croftlands
VICKERSTOWN reserves progressed to the semi-finals of the Terry Clinton Trophy following a dramatic a sudden-death penalty shoot-out victory over Croftlands.

Common Blue, by John Ford

 Common Blue, by John Ford
Common Blue, by John Ford
Wildlife photography features in Loft gallery's first show
THE first exhibition in the newly-renovated Coach House Loft at Brantwood comes from photographer John Ford.

Winners: Holly Clunie, left, from St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom; and Briana Smith from Askam Village School

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Success: From the left, Andrew Bell, from Cartmel Priory C of E School; Mia Heath, from Queen Elizabeth School, Kendal; and Jenny Kitchingman, from John Ruskin School, Coniston, after their success in Class 603 - Novice Woodwind Solo - School Years 7-9 Wednesday 5th April 2017

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Winners: Holly Clunie, left, from St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom; and Briana Smith from Askam Village School Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Winners: Holly Clunie, left, from St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom; and Briana Smith from Askam Village School Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Young instrumentalists hit the right note at South Cumbria Musical Festival in Ulverston
VIRTUOSITY was the order of the day at a musical festival as young instrumentalists stepped up to perform.

Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD

Team effort: The Windermere School Boys Under-11s team who won the shield at the South Lakes Inter-Schools Cross-Country event THE M-WORD

Cheering them on: Spectators watch the cross-country action at Windermere School THE M-WORD

Teamwork: Windermere School runners at the South Lakes Inter-Schools Cross-Country event THE M-WORD

 Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD
Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD
South Lakes schools show staying power in cross-country showdown
RUNNERS were put through a gruelling test in the Inter-Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Windermere School.

Floating an idea: Gen2 apprentice Benjamin Mckenna, of the Furness Skills Centre, shows one of the judges how to operate the model hovercraft at the Gen2 apprentices grand final day

Finishing touches: Gen2 apprentices Benjamin McKenna, left, and Ethan Doyle at the Furness Skills Centre work on their hovercraft ahead of the Gen2 apprentices grand final day

Achievement: Gen2 apprentice Adam Kaczalski and Julie Fell showcase their Bluebird model to Sue Hayman, MP for Workington, and Mike Smith the chief executive of Gen2 at the apprentices grand final day at Energus

 Floating an idea: Gen2 apprentice Benjamin Mckenna, of the Furness Skills Centre, shows one of the judges how to operate the model hovercraft at the Gen2 apprentices grand final day
Floating an idea: Gen2 apprentice Benjamin Mckenna, of the Furness Skills Centre, shows one of the judges how to operate the model hovercraft at the Gen2 apprentices grand final day
Apprentices impress at challenge day
FURNESS apprentices flexed their creative muscles in a series of challenges.

Emergency service: Could you be an on-call firefighter?

 Emergency service: Could you be an on-call firefighter?
Emergency service: Could you be an on-call firefighter?
Recruitment drive for more on-call firefighters in Cumbria
A NEW recruitment drive has been launched to find additional on-call firefighters to serve communities in Cumbria.

Exercise: A family enjoying the great outdoors

Scenic: The top of Brant Fell

VIVIENNE CROW

Rugged: Tarn Hows with Wetherlam behind

VIVIENNE CROW

Heart: Half of people in the north west are at risk of coronary heart disease, according to the British Heart Foundation

 Exercise: A family enjoying the great outdoors
Exercise: A family enjoying the great outdoors
North West has a fitness phobia, new figures show
THE North West is the most physically inactive region in the UK, with as many as 85,000 Cumbrians not getting enough exercise, new figures have revealed.

Water power: Coppermines Valley water wheel at Coniston in the 19th century SUBMITTED industry-mar-31

Turning round: Machinery driven by water at the Heron Corn Mill, Beetham SUBMITTED industry-mar-31

Left behind: Piles of copper mine waste rock and the youth hostel which used to be mine offices in the Coppermines Valley, Coniston BILL MYERS industry-mar-31

Crossing point: Nether Bridge at Kirkland, Kendal in the 1940s. Dalton-born artist George Romney once lived in one of the houses facing the river SUBMITTED industry-mar-31

Too much: The River Kent in flood past warehouses in Kendal during the early years of the last century SUBMITTED industry-mar-31

Talks venue: A vintage postcard of the Shap Wells Hotel, near Kendal, which grew popular on the back of the claimed health-giving qualities of local water SUBMITTED industry-mar-31

 Water power: Coppermines Valley water wheel at Coniston in the 19th century SUBMITTED industry-mar-31
Water power: Coppermines Valley water wheel at Coniston in the 19th century SUBMITTED industry-mar-31
How the power of water shaped Cumbria's industry
HOW water has been harnessed for industrial energy provides the theme for the spring conference of the Cumbria Industrial History Society.

Feathered friend: Harry Sharp amongst the daffodils with his chicken, called Honey at Spoon Hall, Coniston

LINDSEY DICKINGS

In bloom: Duddon woods at Duddon Bridge

LEANNE BOLGER

Blue skies: Sheep and lambs Whitbeck, near Bootle

LEANNE BOLGER

 Feathered friend: Harry Sharp amongst the daffodils with his chicken, called Honey at Spoon Hall, Coniston LINDSEY DICKINGS
Feathered friend: Harry Sharp amongst the daffodils with his chicken, called Honey at Spoon Hall, Coniston LINDSEY DICKINGS
Beautiful spring is finally here in south Cumbria
SPRING has officially sprung, and in doing so has last week brought with it some of the warmest March weather for five years.

Accolade: The Yard Kitchen, Penrith, who won Cafe of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. Pictured are Adam Ferguson, second left, Luke Morgan and Rebecca Ferguson with sponsor Andy Scott, Enterprise Answers, left and host Prue Leith

Top produce: Bells of Lazonby, winners of the Food Producer of the Year award. Representatives Sally Kidd, second left and Carolyn Nichol with sponsor Danny Martin, Westmorland Family and host Prue Leith

Appetite for success: Winners on stage at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2017, at Kendal College

Rising to the occasion: Peace and Loaf Bakehouse, Barrow in Furness, winners of the Best Specialist Food Retailer award. Pictured are Lucas Hogg and Caroline Davis with sponsor Phil Gowling, left, H&H Reeds Printers, and host Prue Leith

Starring role: Awards host Prue Leith

Brews brothers: Luke Jackson and Bruce Brown from Bruce and Luke's Coffee, Carlisle

Time to celebrate: Chef Hrishikesh Desai celebrating his Best Newcomer award

Special event: Emma Lindsay, Sarren Moynan,Michael Glarvey and Angela Lameira; all from sponsor Luuxx

 Accolade: The Yard Kitchen, Penrith, who won Cafe of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. Pictured are Adam Ferguson, second left, Luke Morgan and Rebecca Ferguson with sponsor Andy Scott, Enterprise Answers, left and host Prue Leith
Accolade: The Yard Kitchen, Penrith, who won Cafe of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. Pictured are Adam Ferguson, second left, Luke Morgan and Rebecca Ferguson with sponsor Andy Scott, Enterprise Answers, left and host Prue Leith
Galaxy of foodie stars gather for celebration of best in Cumbria food and drink
CHEFS, restaurateurs, producers and some of the biggest names from the county’s food scene came together for the sixth Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

All ready: Judith Dixon of Bluebird Cafe, crewman Jack McDonagh, centre and operations manager Bill King prepare the Gondola first class saloon for a private charter by Tiree Dawson gondola-mar-30

Golden era: The Gondola shown on Coniston Water around 1905 SUBMITTED gondola-mar-30

Early days: The Gondola on Coniston Water in 1872 SUBMITTED gondola-mar-30

Fresh start: Sheila Howell performs the ceremony at the re-launch of Gondola in 1980 EM ARCHIVE gondola-mar-30

Special day A wedding couple take a romantic cruise on Gondola by Tiree Dawson gondola-mar-30

Specialist task: India Polkinghorn, of Loungy Upholstery, pressing on 3,200 buttons for Gondola by Paul Stearne gondola-mar-30

 All ready: Judith Dixon of Bluebird Cafe, crewman Jack McDonagh, centre and operations manager Bill King prepare the Gondola first class saloon for a private charter by Tiree Dawson gondola-mar-30
All ready: Judith Dixon of Bluebird Cafe, crewman Jack McDonagh, centre and operations manager Bill King prepare the Gondola first class saloon for a private charter by Tiree Dawson gondola-mar-30
Historic Coniston steam yacht ready for a new season
THE inspiration of a Victorian railway manager to bring more tourists to the Lake District will start another season of pleasure trips on Saturday, April 1.

Guest: The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be hosting the 2017 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards

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On the rise: Caroline Davis and Lucas Hogg from Peace and Loaf

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Nominee: Simon Rogan of Rogan and Company in Cartmel

Contender: The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite

Recognition: Caroline Davis and Lucas Hogg, of Peace and Loaf Bakehouse in Barrow

LINDSEY DICKINGS

Dish: Food from Forest Side

 Guest: The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be hosting the 2017 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Guest: The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be hosting the 2017 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Lakes Michelin-starred chefs and a Barrow bakery among finalists competing for awards
THE sixth Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards take place this week with newly announced Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith hosting the event.

Up and away: A aerial view of Ullswater in the Lake District

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On a high: Derwentwater near Keswick

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Beauty spot: A aerial view of Derwentwater

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Hot and cold: Ullswater in the Lake District, with snow-capped mountains in the background

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Tranquil: Coniston Water

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Spring scene: Ullswater

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Aerial shot: Ullswater in the Lake District

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Water feature: Ullswater

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Lakes beauty: A aerial view of Derwentwater

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Chill factor: An aerial view of snow-capped mountains in the Lake District

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Tourist trap: Windermere and Bowness from the air

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Stunning: An aerial view of snow-capped mountains in the Lake District

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Aerial tour: Ullswater in the Lake District

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Attraction: Looking down over Bowness and Windermere

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National park: Thirlmere

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Soaring: Snow-capped peaks in the Lake District

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Peaceful: Ullswater in the Lake District

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Landscape: Windermere

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Top this: An aerial view of a snow-capped mountain in the Lake District

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Spring colours: Derwentwater

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Airborne: Coniston Water

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 Up and away: A aerial view of Ullswater in the Lake District Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Up and away: A aerial view of Ullswater in the Lake District Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Wonders of the Lake District captured in magnificent aerial shots
AT ground level, the views afforded by the Lake District are simply stunning.

Miles ahead: Coniston 14 winner Robbie Simpson leads the way CHRIS WEST

Happy couple: Robbie Simpson and girlfriend Virginie Barrand won both races CHRIS WEST

Oh my Lord: Harvey Lord from Black Combe Runners finishes eighth CHRIS WEST

Red all over: Mike Cubin and Gary Dover of Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers

Rodger that: Ulverston Tri Club's Paul Rodger 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

Honme turf: George Cooper of Coniston Runners CHRIS WEST

Super Sharon: Sharon Dixon (1212) was the women's V45 winner

Refreshments at the ready: Young helpers hand out drinks to the finishers CHRIS WEST

On the Mark: Mark Lehrle of Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers finished 30th CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runner agony. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST Richard Maughan of Red Rose Runners (1091) and Jeff Chadwick of Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers is 1420

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Barrow Striders Richard Walker finished 37th. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Running through the daffodils. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Race winner, Robbie Simpson establishes an early lead as the field leaves Coniston. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. First female ruuner home, Virgine Barrand. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST Number 1376 is Mark Lehrle of Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. 3rd, Craig Jones. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Hoad Hill Harriers Jeff Chadwick finished 35th. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Race winner, Robbie Simpson. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Second Coniston Runners James Graham finished 77th. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Determined finisher. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST Lucy Stobbart

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Happy runner. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST Sarah Ridehaigh of Accrington

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Race winner, Robbie Simpson. 26th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Cooling off. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST Simon Marsh looks happy

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Runners make their way up the first climb. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST Mike Cubin (1430) and Mark Fitzpatrick of York (1137)

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. 2nd, Gareth Booth. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

CONISTON 14 RACE. Coniston. Race winner, Robbie Simpson. 25th March 2017. CHRIS WEST

 Miles ahead: Coniston 14 winner Robbie Simpson leads the way CHRIS WEST
Miles ahead: Coniston 14 winner Robbie Simpson leads the way CHRIS WEST
Scottish couple celebrate victory at sun-kissed Coniston 14
SCOTTISH couple Robbie Simpson and Virginie Barrand will always remember their sunny spring weekend in the Lake District as they triumphed in the Coniston 14.