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The Gaddum sunset dining

Gaddum Restaurant celebrates the sweet taste of success with sunset dining

The Gaddum Restaurant, named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum, opened only a short three months ago on a spring evening in late April. Since then The Gaddum has gained an enviable reputation and some dedicated fans. It now extends its service and adds early evening dining to the menu.

Posted: 01 August 2018

Lakes Alive program

Lakes Alive Programme for 2018

Lakes Alive have announced their plans to once again transform spaces in Kendal and invite residents and visitors to either ‘dip a toe in’ or ‘dive head first’ into a vibrant programme of contemporary work and happenings - all presented and performed by artists from home and abroad.

Posted: 25 July 2018

Rydal stepping stones

Lake District flood recovery project stepping into final phase

Much loved stepping stones in Rydal have been reinstated just in time for the school summer holidays as the Storm Desmond flood recovery scheme ‘Routes to Resilience’ nears its end.

Posted: 23 July 2018


Lake District marks first year as World Heritage Site

One year on from the momentous day in Krakow when the English Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the organisations behind the successful bid are celebrating the achievements to date and looking to the opportunities that lie ahead.

Posted: 09 July 2018

Drummers at the 2017 Lakes Alive.

Lakes Alive is back for 2018

The Lakes will again be Alive to the sights and sounds of this annual cultural extravaganza.

Posted: 26 June 2018

Local Plan event at Coniston Institute.

Final call to ‘Shape the Lakes’ in Local Plan Review

Residents and business owners have been having their say on new Lake District planning policies and site allocations in a bid to ‘Shape the Lakes’ in the Local Plan Review. A final call for feedback is now being made as a schedule of public drop-in sessions draws to a close on 29 June.

Posted: 18 June 2018