Free guided walk fit for a king

Explore Richard III's connections with Penrith

A special Richard III guided walk is being organised around Penrith on Friday 20 March. The walk starts at 10:30am from St Andrews Church and will also take in landmarks with associations with Richard III including The Gloucester Arms and Penrith Castle. The walk, which is free of charge and more »

Charity hoe down on August 17

Charity event for Macmillan Nurses August 17

This Saturday, (August 17, 2013), a charity hoe down is being organised at the Black Swan in Ravenstonedale to raise funds for the Macmillan nurses. One of the organisers explains: “Over the last few years there have been many people in the village that have been affected by cancer and more »

Art projects in the Eden Valley

Lacy's Caves was the setting for a haunting art installation a few years ago

A couple of years ago we were walking towards Lacy’s Caves when we came across a poignant art installation with dozens of tiny human-shaped figurines tucked into the slats of a walkway and in trees. Pale and naked, they lay prone in shallow crevices, some desperately huddling together or seeking more »

Local Christmas gift ideas

tree picture for blog

Yes, I know. This list of Christmas present suggestions may appear to be slightly – alright then highly – subjective. And long. (Please note that sadly, some of the businesses mentioned in this blog are no longer open, but when it comes closer to Christmas 2016, we will provide a new more »

Bonfire night celebrations

Fireworks celebrations

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot... This blog post was originally written in 2012. Here's a delightful picture to add to the general Guy Fawkes' loveliness. Sedburgh: Saturday, November more »

Book now for Christmas or New Year at Waitby School

Christmas tree Waitby School

Winter is a magical season at Waitby School – we’ve had a white Christmas and chased rainbows across the fells on Christmas Day. We’ve visited the Lakes on Boxing Day and we’ve had memorable New Year celebrations with friends and family. We’ll be providing detailed ideas of places to more »

Ghosts and ghouls, or honouring ancestors? Your choice…

Halloween events near Waitby School holiday cottage

Whether you want to immerse yourself fancy-dress, pumpkin carving and other Halloween pastimes, or reconnect with ancient festivals and honour your ancestors in time-honoured tradition, there’s plenty of events on and around October 31st near Waitby School holiday cottage. A rich, dark more »

Auction for Adam

Charity auction in Ravenstonedale

Some great lots are on offer at this charity auction for Adam Nicholson of Ravenstonedale. Adam has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and proceeds will help Adam and his family. Restaurant meals, clothes, driver training, house cleaning, cookery classes and hampers are all on offer. more »

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