Bracknell girl climbs Ben Nevis after using sticks to practise on stairs at home A DETERMINED girl embarked on a challenge to climb one of the tallest mountains in the UK after practising at home using her stairs. Seven-year-old Skyla-Rose Johnson from Bracknell climbed 1,345 metres up Ben Nevis in a gruelling 5 and a half hour trek on Tuesday, June 1.
THE Lake District has been named as one of the top Staycation destinations for this summer. New research by Hop Software questioned more than 2,000 members of the public and found that the jewel in Cumbria's crown was narrowly beaten for the top spot by Cornwall. The Lake District was the second most demand location for this summer, with 25 per cent of the vote - just one per cent behind Cornwall.
It's the best medicine you could have for the Covid blues We normally expect that getting to paradise will take a lifetime of doing the right things and even then there's no guarantee. So it's quite comforting you can get there in three hours from London Euston!
A GHOST army on horseback has been seen marching across the Lake District at this time of year. Legend says that the fellside on the edge of Blencathra is home to a ghost army that has been seen on a few occasions at this time of year. It is thought that the army was first seen during the evening of Midsummer’s Day in 1735 when a servant saw a line of soldiers on foot and horseback marching across the fell.
Olly Murs said he has had a “special weekend” after embarking on a hike in memory of Caroline Flack. The singer was part of a group who were aiming to climb 24 peaks in 24 hours in a bid to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention charity Samaritans.
There are fresh calls to look a new ways of reducing the number of cars on Lake District roads. It's after congestion and parking problems during the May half term. Friends of the Lake District says transport accounts for nearly half of the area's total emissions.
Troops on foot and horseback have been seen marching on the fellside at the edge of Blencathra according to legend From grey ladies to ghostly horses and hooded figures, Cumbria is said to have it's fair share of things that apparently go bump in the night. But what you might not know is that a ghost army is said to march on Souther Fell - and it's coming up to the time of year that the troops have been seen.
Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale, Lake District Usually heaving with fell walkers enjoying a post Scafell Pike-high, this famous mountaineers’ pub is one of the classic venues in the Lake District. The drinking booths of the Hikers’ Bar are built into the old cow stalls of the 300-year old farm and inn.
The bank holiday and half term week — coupled with some of the hottest days of the year — meant that the Lake District experienced a large influx of visitors. That brought a welcome boost in trade to cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and retail outlets, who are keen to make up on lost business due to the pandemic.
Seventy years spent welcoming visitors to the Lake District are being marked this summer by family and staff at Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park near Penrith. And at the centre of the celebrations is former farmer Jimmy Allen, 89, who first opened his land to campers in 1951 – and still plays an active role in the business today.
Windermere and the Lake District would suffer in a world without bees along with other beautiful destinations across the UK Shocking images of the Lake District and other major UK destinations have been revealed showing what they would look like if bees were to become extinct. It is common knowledge that bee numbers are in decline, with the United Kingdom losing 11 species of bee and hoverfly between 1980 and 2013.
What an absolute stunner! A Peak District village has been named as the UK's top hidden gem for holidays. Beautiful Hathersage came top of HomeToGo's ranking of villages in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the country. And at just over an hour's drive from Stoke-on-Trent it is also perfect for a day trip.
A WORLD famous singer-songwriter has been in the Lake District today raising money for a suicide prevention charity. Olly Murs is one member of a group that is climbing '24 peaks in 24 hours' in honour of television presenter Caroline Flack. Flack died by suicide in February 2020 at the age of 40.
Midtown Milkhouse sells fresh milkshakes made from its own cow milk for less than a fiver A northern Lake District milkshake farm is getting visitors from hundreds of miles away due to its contactless 24/7 fresh service. Midtown Milkhouse at Caldbeck, to the south of Wigton, is located under the northern fells of the Lake District.
A Lake District fell walker was rushed to hospital after falling and cutting their head open while up one of the national park's walking routes. The walker had been close to the Skelgill Bank summit of Catbells, overlooking Derwentwater, when he fell over a rocky section of the path.
Wasdale Head Inn, Lake District Famously one of the early focal points in the birth of mountaineering, the Wasdale Head was a base for the first English alpinists from the early 1800s. Many luminaries of the climbing world have visited since, and its Ritson’s Bar and Residents’ Bar remain legendary climbers’ meeting points.