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2021

May  
Camping in the Lake District  
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February  
Chris Lewis Support Fund  
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January  
An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams  
Lake District to feature on New Stamp  
2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue  

2020

December  
New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Walking Near Cattle  
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July  
Camping in the Lake District  
Coronavirus News  
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June  
The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel  
Rydal Cave  
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May  
A Plea from Patterdale MRT  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
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March  
Meet Skye  
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February  
Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue  
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January  
Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020  
Why we don't use What 3 Words  

2019

December  
"In Our Hands"  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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• An introduction to John Ruskin

Beth discovers Ruskin and his Lake District connections.

John Ruskin memorial on Friar's Crag
John Ruskin's memorial on Friar's Crag

In the Lake District John Ruskin must be one of the regions most overlooked characters, unless you happen to work for the National Trust at Brantwood. In the Victorian era he was a public figure, a poet, leading art critic and notable artist with watercolours of mountains and nature as well as being seen as something of a revolutionary. He campaigned on social issues, attacked the excesses of industrialisation, and spoke up for the environment.  read more ...



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