Lake District holidays

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Braced for impact: walking the ‘camino’ of Cumbria
The newest section of the all-encompassing England Coast Path, from Whitehaven to Silecroft, takes in beaches, blustery dune lands and bird-filled clifftops

Mike MacEacheran

22, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Kysty, Ambleside, Cumbria: ‘A classy jewel’ – restaurant review | Grace Dent on restaurants
‘I adore it when Michelin-starred chefs say they’re doing something “relaxed”, because they’re the least relaxed individuals ever’

Grace Dent

27, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The joy of wild swimming and wild camping in the Lake District
The writer’s take on the Eskdale Horseshoe sees England’s highest peak plus plenty of hidden bathing spots, waterfalls and other aquatic gems

Carey Davies

15, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Why Tebay is ‘the motorway service station from heaven’
For 50 years, the Cumbrian services on the M6 – now featured in a TV documentary – has been a lifeline for local producers and farmers

Nazia Parveen

24, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lake District braces for the return of overnight visitors
Lockdowns cost Cumbria £2bn in tourism revenue last year, but trepidation surrounds what is set to be ‘busiest summer ever’

Helen Pidd North of England editor

09, Apr, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Country diary: England’s deepest lake offers a trance-inducing swim
Wasdale, Lake District: My girlfriend slips in first, sending perfect circles rippling out across the clear pane of the water

Carey Davies

21, Aug, 2020 @4:30 AM

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Up hill, down dale: five beautiful cycle trails in the north of England
Forgotten byways in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland make for scenic and challenging rides. The writer of a new book, Lost Lanes Northern England, chooses his favourites

Jack Thurston

01, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The great escape: 10 lovely new holiday cottages in the UK
Many of us will be holidaying in the UK this summer, fortunately there are many gorgeous getawatys to choose from, says Joanne O’Connor

Joanne O'Connor

05, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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10 of England's best quiet beaches
Want the beach but not the crowds? Take your pick from these blissful tucked-away stretches of beautiful English coastline

Clare Gogerty

30, Jun, 2020 @4:55 PM

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Return to camping: The Quiet Site, Lake District
Confirmation that campsites can open on 4 July has prompted a rush of bookings. For one award-winning eco holiday park in the Lake District, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing...

Dixe Wills

23, Jun, 2020 @5:35 PM

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Worst of times: why Charles Dickens would have hated lockdown
The restless writer fled the frenzy of a London summer in 1857 for walks in the Lake District – and a tryst with his mistress

Peter Fiennes

14, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Planning a great escape this year? Follow our staycation guide
With a trip abroad unlikely and social restrictions still in place, here’s what to expect from a summer that will be like no other

Shane Hickey

24, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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