Known for its lakes and fells, Lake District waterfalls provide another attraction and source of scenic beauty. It is reported that there are over forty named waterfalls in the Lakes [1], with many more among the gills and streams of the fells. Here is our short-list of the most impressive waterfalls in the Lakes.

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Counting sheep, notably Herdwick sheep and Swaledale sheep, in the Cumbrian dialect has been practised by farmers in the Lake District for generations. The particular terms used are thought to have a Welsh, Danish or Celtic origin [1].

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The native sheep of the Lake District is the Herdwick with its distinctive stoic white face and strong white legs. The sheep have been grazing the fells of the Lake District for hundreds of years. You will encounter these distinctive and hardy on the high fells of the Lake District, as well as in the valley bottoms.

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The new and stunning 2019 designs for the Lake District Pound are now available - discover what they are, how to get them and where to spend them. 

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October Events & Acitivities in Cumbria and the Lakes

You'd be forgiven for thinking that not much happens in the Lake District in October. That is just how I felt until I started listing the events. Here is what is happening in the remainder of October in the Lake District. 

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September in the Lake District and Cumbria – Events and Shows

A summary of the events and attractions across Cumbria and the Lake District in September.

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Cumbrian Agricultural Shows

No, not Oklahoma (or even Singin’ In The Rain) but the start of a series of traditional agricultural shows and Shepherds Meets that are held across the Lake District throughout the summer and into the autumn. As you wander around the shows you'll encounter true Cumbrians and possibly over-hear them speaking in the Cumbrian dialect - famous for its sheep counting "Yan, Tan, Tethera, ..."

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Figures released by the Met Office now confirm that September 2014 has been the driest since records began back in 1910. With the Lake District reliant upon rainfall to replenish the streams and lakes, it has left many at their lowest levels for many years. Many of the smaller streams and Lakeland waterfalls dry-up completely, however the consequences can be revealing. 

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The Egremont Crab Fair And Gurning Championship

The Egremont Crab Fair and Gurning Championship [1] are held on the third Saturday in September, which this year falls on the 20th September. The Egremont Crab Fair and Sports Day is one of the oldest fairs in the country, having been established in 1267 [2]. The fair is a celebration of the Crab Apple and not the marine crustacean [3].

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The Winter Droving In Penrith

This years Winter Droving takes place on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Come in fancy dress and join in the fun. During the day there is a traditional market and lots of fun & games. Included in the entertainment this year are live bands, craft activities and street entertainment.

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Halloween In The Lake District

Celebrate Halloween in the Lake District. With Halloween falling in the middle of the October half term school break, there is plenty of opportunity to join in the fun of Halloween here in the Lake District.

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Round-up of news, competitions, and events

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A Walk Around Thirlmere

Thirlmere is often overlooked as a destination for visitors to the Lake District. However, it has a lot to offer those seeking to distract themselves for a couple of hours or even a full day. In this article, we find out what to do and see on a visit to Thirlmere.

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Five Lake District Gems

Your break away in one of our Lake District Cottages is important to us so we are always listening to our holiday makers about interesting things to do and see in and around the Keswick. Below we have listed some interesting places to visit recommended by our loyal customers.

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Keswick Golf Course

If you are a golf lover then our very own Keswick Golf Club offers you the very best hospitality and a breathtaking 18 hole golf course set out on Threlkeld Common. With unobstructed views of our Lakeland hills Skiddaw, Clough Head, and Blencathra, as golf courses go this has to be one of the most beautiful in England. Our self catering holiday homes are within easy reach and cater for large or small groups.

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