Showing posts with label keswick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label keswick. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Keen-sponsored hill clean-up will take place in Peak and Lake District's

John McHale, Reporter

Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to clean up the environment and join in action pursuits for a second year.
The Respect the Mountains Envirotrek Mountain Clean-Up sponsored by outdoor brand Keen, will this year take place at two venues.
A June clean-up in the Peak District will be followed a week later in the Lake District.

Clean up participants from a p-revious Envirotrek event
Clean up participants from a previous Envirotrek event
Participants will join in the clean-up in the morning and then will be provided with lunch before enjoying their choice of outdoor activities.
The Peak District event will be based at Castleton and the Lakeland one at Keswick.
A Keen spokesperson said: “Group leaders are allocated and all participants will be provided with cleaning and safety equipment and fully briefed with a safety talk.
“The clean-up finishes at around 12.30pm, with volunteers being rewarded for their mornings’ efforts with a hearty lunch – soup and bread in Lake District, a barbecue in the Peak – on the hillside.
“Participants get to spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying a range of fun outdoor pursuits organised by the Envirotrek leaders. In the Peak District this will include caving, climbing, rope activities and a ridge walk, whilst the Keswick event will feature climbing, canoeing and gill scrambling.
“There’s also a chance to win some great prizes including Keen footwear and gifts for the quirkiest litter found on the hill, with the day’s event closing at approximately 4pm.”
The English gatherings are part of a series of mountain clean-up events held across various European mountain destinations since 2009 including Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and France.
The Keen spokesperson said: “With an estimated 16 million visitors to the Lakes and an incredible 22 million scheduled to visit the Peak District this year alone, the environmental footprint is considerable and so popular mountain destinations are becoming increasingly in need of on-the-ground action to clear them of waste in order to maintain their natural beauty and enjoyment for generations to come.
“Envirotrek helps to address this need, drawing together tourists, local communities and businesses to give something back to their environment while enjoying some playtime in the great outdoors.
“Through last year’s Envirotrek initiatives, more than 750kg of rubbish was cleared in 1,000 hours across five European countries.”
Anyone interested in taking part should register online at the Respect the Mountains or Keen websites.
The clean-ups will take place on 16 and 23 June.
An entrance fee of £9 is payable locally on the day. Children with a responsible adult are welcome; the fee for ages up to 12 is £4.50.
Keen said if you bought a pair of Keen footwear since August 2012 registration is free.
More details are on the two websites.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Lambing Season Continues in the Lake District

Newborn Lamb resting after delivery

Saw this sight on the way to work - a newborn lamb still struggling to find its feet.
The lambs this year have been very staggered with some having grown quite big already, yet more are still being born. A nice sight especially when the birthing happens so near to the walkway.
Howrahs newborn lamb unable to stand yet
Newborn Lamb

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spring Bank Holiday Specials - Fantastic properties with huge discounts - Save up to £800 off!!

Amazing May Bank Holiday Offers
Save up to £800!
Please see a small selection of offers below or
to see the full range of availability

Devonshire House,
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Sleeps 8
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
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Ladstock Hall,
Ladstock Hall, self catering holiday cottage in Thornthwaite, Keswick sleeping 10, Lakes Cottage Holidays  Ladstock Hall, Lounge, Lakes Cottage Holidays
Sleeps 10
Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
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Lowther Beeches,
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Friday 3rd May for 7 nights
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Ethel's Escape,
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Bay View House,
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Saturday 4th May for 7 nights
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Old Bakers Cottage,
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Manor Hall,
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Monday, 22 April 2013

Lake District ospreys: new pair at Bassenthwaite

Lake District ospreys: new pair at Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ospreys
The birds have been identified as a new pair

A pair of Ospreys has set up home in the Lake District, with experts hoping for a 13th breeding season.

The birds are thought to be different to ones which have nested at the site in previous years.
A total of 24 chicks have been raised near Bassenthwaite since 2001, when ospreys returned to the area after an absence of more than 150 years.
The Lake District Osprey Project (LDOP) said it would be "fantastic" if more arrived.

Distinctive markings

Nathan Fox, of the LDOP, said: "We are really excited to have these two birds at the nest site.
"It's interesting they are different birds to previous years.
"The female is unringed and we believe she is a different bird, but the male, who is also unringed, is definitely a new visitor here as he has distinctive markings."
The Lake District Osprey Project is managed by a partnership of the Forestry Commission, Lake District National Park Authority and the RSPB.
Volunteers provide 24-hour nest protection, and staff the viewpoint at Dodd Wood and the Whinlatter Visitor Centre, where there are plans to screen live "nest-cam" pictures.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Keswick Mountain Festival teams up to help National Trust

Keswick Mountain Festival teams up to help National Trust

John McHale, Reporter

A charity that owns and manages large swathes of the Lake District will benefit from a mountain festival in the area.
Keswick Mountain Festival announced the National Trust as its official charity partner for the 2013 event.
Organisers of the May festival said during the lead up to the festival and throughout the event, visitors will be encouraged to make donations to the trust.
The site of the festival village is on National Trust land in Crow Park and the trust will have a strong presence there during the event, offering information about its work and sites, and fundraising.
In addition, a percentage of sales from the KMF Buff, designed by local schoolgirl Rosie Walker, will be donated to the National Trust.
Lucy Scrase, festival director, said: “Keswick Mountain Festival is a celebration of the outdoors, here in the Lake District and throughout the UK.
“Many of the most popular destinations in our country are on National Trust land and we are keen to support the trust’s efforts to take care of that land and continue to enable the public to visit and enjoy the amazing landscapes we have in the UK.
“By teaming with the trust, we hope to be able to highlight the great work that the organisation does and raise some money to help sustain that.”
Mike Innerdale, the trust’s assistant director for Cumbria and Lake District, said: “Keswick Mountain Festival shares many of the National Trust’s values: we both want to see families enjoying their time in the outdoors.
“Keswick Mountain Festival offers a unique introduction to this amazing landscape and it’s a great place to start building a love of the Lakes.”
Now in its seventh year, Keswick Mountain Festival will run from 15 to 19 May.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Old Herbaceous - by Reginald Arkell 14th - 23rd March 2013

Old Herbaceous - Thurs 14th - Sat 23rd March - 7:30pm

by Reginald Arkell

dramatised by Alfred Shaughnessy

Old Herbaceous is a classic British novel of the garden. an awkward orphan child with one leg a tad longer than the other, rises from inauspicious schoolboy days spent picking wildflowers and dodging angry farmers to become the legendary head gardener “Old Herbaceous,” the most esteemed flower-show judge in the county and a famed horticultural wizard capable of producing dazzling April strawberries from the greenhouse.

Sprinkled with nuggets of gardening wisdom, Old Herbaceous is a witty comic portrait of the most archetypal—and crotchety—head gardener ever to plant a row of bulbs at a British country house.
Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the garden of a Gloucestershire manor house is Herbert Pinnegar. Now in his twilight years, he’s full of memories and tales of a bygone era. In-between potting up and potting on, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener ‘Old Herbaceous’ and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris. Sown with seeds of gardening wisdom, this charming one man show is a love story – a humorous portrayal of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.

Old Herbbaceous by Reginald Arkell

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Friday, 8 March 2013

Lake District cottages special offers and Easter Availability

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Nr Ullswater
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Newby Bridge Nr Cartmel
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Home Farm,
High Hampsfield Nr Cartmel
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Barn Roost,
Ruthwaite Nr Ireby
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