The Alston area of Cumbria includes the Nenthead area.High up in the North Pennines, Alston claims to be the highest market settlement in England, being about 1000 feet above sea level. It is also remote, about 20 miles from the nearest town. From every direction Alston is approached over a broad, heather-cladded Pennine landscape which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set on the upper reaches of the River South Tyne, it lies within the Eden district of Cumbria.
There are separate categories for the outlying villages and their surrounding areas - Hawkshead, and Great Langdale.Ambleside, at the heart of the southern Lake District, is beautiful but busy. Its scenic setting, one mile north of Lake Windermere, guarantees its popularity. Grey stone houses, B&B's, hotels, galleries, and shops catering to the tourists abound.
The Appleby area of Cumbria includes the Temple Sowerby area.Appleby developed as the market town of Westmorland after the Norman Conquest, having a strategic position in the Eden valley. It is an attractive market town with a great deal of interest and charm. The remarkable Lady Anne Clifford devoted much of her time to restoring the neglected estates, castles and churches in the area, including Appleby Castle. She is buried in St Lawrence's Church. Appleby is famous for its Horse Fair, set up by charter in 1685 as a fair for horse trading. The population of Appleby is approximately 2600.
Sites for businesses selling sporting or recreational goods should be submitted to Business_and_Economy/Shopping.Barrow-in-Furness is a large industrial town which grew from a tiny 19th Century hamlet to the biggest iron and steel centre in the world, and a major ship-building force, in just 40 years. The railway was introduced to carry iron-ore, slate and lime-stone to the new deep water port. Its prosperity grew with the development of the steel and ship-building industries. With a population of approximately 60,000, the main employer is still the shipyard, now owned by BAE Systems Marine.
The Borrowdale area includes the Watendlath area of Cumbria.Borrowdale is the valley stretching from Keswick, alongside Derwentwater lake to the Honister Pass. It contains the small villages of Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite, Seatoller, and Grange. It is generally regarded as the most scenic area in the Lake District. The Honister slate mine produces the beautiful green slate that is used in so many of the local buildings.
The Brampton area of Cumbria includes the Lanercost, Birdoswald, Gisland and Bewcastle areas.The market town of Brampton, in northeast Cumbria, was founded in the 7th century. A wide and partly cobbled main street was ideal for the market, first held in 1252, its charter granted by Henry III. Its moot hall is now the tourist information centre. St Martin's Church is famous as the 'Pre-Raphealite' church, with windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and made in the William Morris studio. Nearby is the ancient Lanercost Priory, and the few remains of Hadrian's wall in Cumbria. The population of Brampton is approximately 4,400.
This category does not include:This category lists sites for Hotels, Motels, Inns and other similar establishments in Lorton offering paid casual accommodation in serviced rooms.
Boarding establishments such as guesthouses, backpacker or private hostels. Rental properties such as houses, units, apartments or flats.
The Caldbeck area of Cumbria also includes the Hesket Newmarket and Sebergham areas.The traditional fell village of Caldbeck is situated under the Northern Fells of the Lake District, almost equidistant from Penrith, Carlisle, Keswick, Wigton and Cockermouth. In 1112, the first part of St Kentigern's Church, which is still the heart of the village, was built. The churchyard is the resting place of John Peel the famous huntsman.
Please only submit sites that are specific to Carlisle. When submitting a site, please select a suitable subcategory.Carlisle (the Border City) is the main shopping, commercial and industrial centre in the northern half of Cumbria, and a fair amount of southern Scotland. The Romans established a settlement In Carlisle primarily to serve the forts on Hadrian's Wall. In the 12th century, King Henry I allowed the founding of a religious establishment, later making the town a diocese, and thus making the Priory into a Cathedral. The population is approximately 72000.
Site for businesses selling sporting or recreational goods should be submitted to Business_and_Economy/Shopping.A small medieval village in South Cumbria, just two miles from Grange-over-Sands. Famous for its Priory, one of the north of England's finest ecclesiastical buildings, and its village shop - creators of the famous 'sticky toffee pudding'.
The Cleator Moor area includes the Frizington area. Rowrah and Lamplugh are in the Ennerdale category.Cleator Moor developed rapidly in the 19th Century, as the industrial revolution demanded more and more coal, limestone and high grade iron ore. Cleator Moor and all the villages around it - Frizington, Rowrah, Keekle, Bigrigg - were a maze of railways and mines which produced the materials for iron works in Cleator Moor and Workington. Early in the 20th Century supplies began to decline, and now there is little industry here. The population is about 7500.
The Cockermouth area of Cumbria includes the Broughton, Pardshaw, Redmain, and Brigham areas.Lying just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is an attractive market town not overwhelmed by the tourist atmosphere of Keswick and Ambleside. Cockermouth grew up at the junction of the two most important rivers in the area - the River Cocker, flowing out of the lakes Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater meets the River Derwent on its journey to the sea at Workington. Cockermouth is famous as the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Fletcher Christian, who led the mutiny on 'The Bounty'. The population is approximately 8000.
The Lorton Valley and Bassenthwaite Lake areas are separate categories.
The Ennerdale area includes the Rowrah and Lamplugh areas of Cumbria.Ennerdale is a small village about 2 miles from Cleator Moor and Egremont, and a mile from Ennerdale Lake.
The Eskdale area of Cumbria includes the Wasdale, Santon Bridge and Boot areas. Gosforth and Holmrook are in the Seascale categoryEskdale is the valley, stretching from Gosforth, near Seascale on the West coast of Cumbria, through to the foot of Hard Knott pass, and contains the small villages of Santon Bridge, Eskdale Green and Boot. It is very popular with tourists, being close to Scafell - England's highest mountain. The small preserved steam Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway travels along the length of the valley.
The Grange-over-Sands area of Cumbria includes the Cartmel, Holker Hall and Flookburgh areas.Grange-over-Sands is a quiet seaside retreat on the Southern tip of the Cartmel peninsula, between the mountains and the sea, and only 7 miles from Windermere. Grange is a pretty resort with an Edwardian flavour and a mild climate. It is on the shores of Morecambe Bay.
The Grasmere area of Cumbria includes the Rydal area.Grasmere is probably the Cumbria's most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth. Today Grasmere is totally given over to the tourist industry, with plenty of gift shops, and places to eat and stay. Most of the buildings date from the 19th or early 20th Century, though the farms around Grasmere are much older. The Church dates from the 13th Century.
The Great Langdale area of Cumbria includes the Chapel Stile, Elterwater, Little Langdale and Skelwith Bridge areas.Great Langdale is the valley stretching from Ambleside through Chapel Stile to the famous Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, at the foot of the 'Langdale Pikes' - which provide serious challenges for hikers and climbers.
The Hawkshead area of Cumbria includes the Outgate, Wray Castle, Far Sawrey, Near Sawrey and Grizedale Forest areas.Hawkshead is an ancient township that has flourished since Norse times, belonging to Furness Abbey until the 12th Century. Hawkshead is still the same tiny village of higgledy-piggledy houses, archways, and squares beloved by William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Tourism is now the main industry of Hawkshead, with many pleasant inns, guest houses, teashops and gift shops.
The Kendal area of Cumbria includes the Staveley, Burnside, Crosthwaite, Levens and Sizergh areas.Kendal was the largest town in the County of Westmorland (though not the capital which was Appleby), before it became part of Cumbria. It was a one of the country's main manufacturing towns from the 14th Century until the 19th Century, with many mills on the River Kent. The layout of the town is characterised by the narrow yards and lanes branching from the main street. Kendal is an attractive, historical town, still the centre of a lot of local industry. It is less than a mile from the National Park boundary but is overlooked by the majority of people heading for Windermere and Grasmere. The population of Kendal is approximately 26,000
The Keswick area of Cumbria includes the Threlkeld and Thornthwaite areas.Situated between the huge bulk of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater, Keswick has become the major centre for tourism in the north lakes. This pretty market town offer a wide range of attractions for visitors, from shops and restaurants to museums with a difference, and boating trips around lake Derwentwater. Keswick has many literary connections, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Hugh Walpole, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The population of Keswick is about 5000.
The Borrowdale and Bassenthwaite areas have their own category.
The Kirkby Lonsdale area of Cumbria includes the Casterton and Lune Valley areas.Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. It is a very ancient settlement - Romans Saxons, Normans and Danes all carved an impression, and the town was included in the Domesday Book of 1086. A host of 17th and 18th Century buildings now accommodate inns, restaurants and shops.
The Kirkby Stephen region of Cumbria includes the Ravenstonedale, Stainmore and Brough areas.The market town of Kirkby Stephen lies at the head of the Eden Valley, the source of which is at Mallerstang Valley, to the south east. Kirkby Stephen was granted a market charter in 1361, and still holds a lively market.
The Millom area of Cumbria includes the Haverigg area.Millom has a varied history with a rich industrial heritage, founded on iron-ore mining and steel making in the 19th Century. Little evidence remains of that activity, although it was amongst the largest industrial sites of its type in the world. The iron ore mining took place in nearby Hodbarrow, which today is a major RSPB nature reserve bordering an artificial lagoon. The population of Millom is about 7500.
The Penrith area of Cumbria includes the Kirkoswald, Lazonby, Langwathby, Melmerby and Shap areas.Penrith is a large town acting as a regional centre for the eastern Lake District, lying just outside the National Park. Its position on the strategic route to and from Scotland has resulted, since Roman times, in its development as a military centre. Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria. The attractive town is the hub of the Eden Valley. It is an important shopping centre, with a good mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades. Leading off Penrith's main streets are many old yard entrances with interesting inscriptions on the lintels. The population of Penrith is about 14200.
Other outlying areas have their own categories - Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Greystoke, Lowther and Orton.
Sites for businesses selling sporting or recreational goods should be submitted to Business_and_Economy/Shopping.Pooley Bridge is a village spanning the River Eamont, at the northern end of Ullswater. It is spread out along two main streets lined with charming old stone houses and cottages. Today it is a busy place catering mainly for the tourist trade.
The Ravenglass area also includes the Muncaster, and Waberthwaite areas.Ravenglass is the only coastal town within the Lake District National Park, and lies on the estuary of three rivers - the Esk, the Mite and the Irt. Ravenglass became an important naval base for the Romans in the 2nd century, though little remains of this now. Once iron ore, granite and copper ore were brought to the estuary by narrow gauge railway from mines near Boot, about 8 miles away. This line has been preserved as the 'Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway', now a major tourist attraction. A mile or so away is Muncaster Castle, with its splendid gardens and owl centre. Nearby, Drigg Dunes, an important nature reserve, are home to Europe's largest colony of Black Headed Gulls.
Please only suggest sites relating to the village of Ravenstonedale in Cumbria to this category.Village in Cumbria.
The title should be the company or organisation name. Do not type in all caps. Do not include a list of keywords. Do not include your products. Do not write a sales pitch. The description should be a brief summary of the organisation''s purpose, products or services. The description should be in English and in coherent sentence form. Do not include superlatives or a sales pitch. Do not submit your company history. Do not submit a list of keywords. Do not use unnecessary capitalisation, or include HTML tags.This category includes sites about hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities specific to the region; including local recreation organisations, services, facilities and events. Businesses selling sporting or recreational goods are listed within Business_and_Economy/Shopping.
The Seascale area of Cumbria includes the Sellafield, Calder Bridge, Gosforth, Drigg, and Holmrook areas. Eskdale and Wasdale are in the Eskdale category. Muncaster is in the Ravenglass category.Seascale is a small attractive seaside resort, significantly enhanced in Victorian times by the introduction of the Furness Railway in the 1850's. Rich in history, the village can trace its origins back to an early Norse settlement and to Roman Britain. Nearby is the Sellafield Nuclear Site, with the world's first commercial nuclear power station, Calder Hall, and the controversial reprocessing plant.
The Sedbergh area of Cumbria includes the Garsdale area.The attractive old market town of Sedbergh, with its old world atmosphere, is not only set in the magnificent western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but is also close to the rugged eastern fells of the Lake District. The town is dwarfed by the might Howgills, some of Alfred Wainwright's favourite fells. An historic town, Sedbergh has been a thriving community for hundreds of years, with a market dating from the 13th Century.
If the person has their own category - please submit to that one.This category includes sites that reflect the make up of the region's community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the region's people, such as social service organisations.
Please only enter sites relating to the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Sites relating to tourist attractions, accommodation etc. along the line of the route should be directed to the relevant categories of Cumbria and North Yorkshire.This category includes sites providing area transport resources for those travelling to and from, and within the region.
Please submit all accommodation entries that do not cover several properties in different areas under the appropriate area entry, i.e. under the ''accommodation'' subcategory of the ''travel and tourism'' category.This category includes sites for area attractions and resources for those travelling in the region, including tourist guides.
The Ulverston area of Cumbria includes the Bardsea and Lindal-in-Furness areas.Ulverston is a fine market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets, and is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and home to the world's only Laurel and Hardy Museum. It has the world's shortest, widest and deepest canal, and is just a mile from the sea at Morecambe Bay. The population of Ulverston is about 12,000.
Please submit only sites which are in some way related to Walney Island. Sites for other areas or other local islands should be submitted to the correct subcategory under Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Cumbria/Barrow-in-Furness.Walney Island is a small, 11 mile long island just off the end of the Furness Penninsula by Barrow-in-Furness.
Sites for businesses selling sporting or recreational goods should be submitted to Business_and_Economy/Shopping.This Georgian town, situated on the west coast of Cumbria, was one of the first post-renaissance planned towns in the country. Built on shipping and mining, both industries have now declined, but Whitehaven is never-the-less an attractive town and is one of the 40 Gem Towns in England. Much effort has gone into the regeneration of the harbour area, which is now host to many visits from tall ships. The population of Whitehaven is approximately 25500.
The Wigton area of Cumbria includes the Bothel and Ireby, areas.Wigton, a town that existed before AD1100, lies on the Solway Plain between the Caldbeck Fells and the Solway Coast. Many of the buildings around the market place are of Georgian style, and the upper stories have altered little. Wigton is the birthplace of the author Melvyn Bragg.
There is a separate category for the Caldbeck area.
The Windermere area of Cumbria includes the Bowness-on-Windermere and Troutbeck areas.The Windermere area started as two villages - Windermere, by the railway station, and Bowness, by the lake. Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 12 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, and Lakeside at the South end. It developed after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847. Bowness was the nearest accessible point on the lake. The Victorian influence can be seen everywhere - in the late 19th century, wealthy businessmen from Lancashire built large residences overlooking the lake, many of which have now been converted to hotels. Ther population is now approximately 8500.