I used to live right at the epicentre of Christchurch Earthquake. Many of my friends and ex coleagues have been badly effected by the quake on February 22nd. Lives lost, homes destroyed, without electricity, sanitation, water and shelter Christchurch is hurting.
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On 5th March I am doing a sponsored run in aid of The Red Cross New Zealand Earth Quake Appeal. If you would like to support the event please find out more here.
The local newspapers feature articles reporting the imminent closure of the Alhambra, Penriths cinema. Whilst many visitors to the Lake District may be unaware of this valuable local resource, they will appreciate how important it is to maintain important services.
If you don't own a sports GPS and have an iPhone you may find the Memory Map iPhone app interesting. it turns your iPhone into a fully featured GPS unit with 1:50000 maps of the UK.
OK I am certainly not suggesting this as an alternative to a map, you must always carry one inthe fells. nor is an iPhone equivelant to a rugged GPS unit .
Set in a converted barn with some seating on the ground floor for disabled access. The main cafe upstairs is set in a superb converted barn.
Good home made cakes, flapjacks and scones served in a bright warm atmosphere with waitress service. High chairs are available. Full range of fresh sandwiches and light lunches.
If you have kids this cafe should be a hit. There is a superb little play area which is gated plus high chairs available. Simple bar menu and not too far out of town. More child friendly than the Warehouse Film Cafe. There is a baby change in the adjacent ladies toilets.
A wildly different cafe experience to the average Cumbrian tea shop. Moody low lighting, oversized leather armchairs and ornate baroque sofas. Expect a relaxing time with groovy music and ever so good coffee. A real find, the perfect escape from the hubub of Kendals high street. Highly recomended.
If you have kids, the intro cafe in the main brewery buildings is far more suitable.
The new National Trust iPhone app is available for FREE on the Apple App Store now.
This great app means you can leave behind your tatty National Trust guide, travel light and enjoy the well implimented location aware searches. Either browse, search or let the app know where you are and it will plot all the nearby trust properties.
The Lake District has now been included on Google Street View. This means you can see 360 panoramic views of many streets in the region including
With plenty of snow having fallen on old icy snow the risk of Avalanche runs high in Scotland and as we have warned already, Cumbria too. I discovered via Twitter that indeed there has been at least one incident in the last week.
This web site is built on Drupal CMS, Chris Maiden aka Matason is trying to reach as many Drupal developers as he can to help rebuild the Langdale / Ambleside Mountain Rescue Teams website on the weekend of the 15th - 17th Jan.
The rescue team is one of the busiest in the UK. If you have any Drupal skills and are available please find more details on the Drupal UK Web site
Full Lake District Late Availability List. Last Minute Deals & Special Offers, late availability and more.