‘Shop Local’ campaign launched in Copeland

COPELAND residents are being urged to ‘Shop Local’ to support the borough’s retail and business sector. Copeland Council and Elected Mayor Mike Starkie have today launched the ‘Shop Local: Keep it in Copeland’ campaign to highlight and promote the wealth of...

Shop locally scheme launched in Copeland

Pupils share exciting community plans for Whitehaven

SCHOOL pupils behind ambitious plans for an outdoor community gym and teen-shelter have taken part in a competition to further their support for the project. Pupils from Valley School, in Whitehaven, were asked to create a poem, poster, presentation, picture or...

Winner Blake Watson

Coming soon to Copeland: New beach cafe

A NEW beach café at Silecroft is a step nearer after the project was granted planning permission this week. The café, which will replace the current temporary structure, has been given the go ahead by planners at the Lake District National Park Authority. It is...

Silecroft Beach

Coming Soon: Coastal Activity Centre, Whitehaven Harbour

Watersports and recreational activities along Cumbria’s 100+ mile long west coast will soon be offered thanks to the Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre at Whitehaven, which is due to open in 2020 having been one of five projects selected for funding by the...

Whitehaven Harbour

Eskdale Mill granted Heritage Lottery Fund award

Many congratulations to Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust, which has secured a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to secure the future of what is the Lake District's oldest working cornmill. The historic listed mill in the village of Boot in Eskdale...

Eskdale Mill

Ravenglass celebrates unique double World Heritage Site status

Dual status As 2017 draws to a close the Lake District’s only coastal village celebrates its unique double World Heritage Site status. UNESCO has confirmed picture postcard Ravenglass is the only site in Europe to enjoy twin status in the coveted cultural landscape...


The Lake District becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

We're all very excited to hear that the Lake District has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the category of cultural landscape of international significance. The campaign followed three key themes – world ranking examples of identity – the...

Unesco world heritage site view

Discover Eskdale Golf Course

Nestled in the beautiful Eskdale Valley lies a hidden jewel of a golf course; a  5100yd, par 68 standard, scratch 69. Originally developed to meet the golfing passion of one man, it started with just a few holes and developed over time into the superb course it is...

Eskdale Golf Course

Lake District’s newest attraction to open this Summer

In June 2017, the Ravenglass Railway Museum will officially open to the public after undergoing a major, two year, Heritage Lottery-funded redevelopment. Built on the site of Ravenglass Station, in the West of Cumbria, the new train-shed extension will double the...

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway