Cumbria Local Customs

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  • Ben Steele taking his sheep back to the fell
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Cumbria Local Customs

  • Show consideration to others

    When visiting the Lake District, Please don’t forget that there are still people trying to work, farmers taking sheep back to the fell being a good example.If you see a local farmer working then try not to get in his way, OK, taking photos isn’t usually a problem, but don’t stand in front of a flock of sheep that he is trying to move, show...

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  • Hanging on a Line...

    I don't suppose this occurs in Cumbria alone, hanging out the dead moles on a fence, but it isn't a particularly nice spectacle. We came across this in the north of the county, not so far from Brampton. I know moles create havoc in the fields but I'm not well up on country matters. All the land around appeared to be used only for sheep and maybe...

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  • True Brits...

    Not strictly speaking specific to only Cumbria but we do seem to have our fair share of BBQ's in the rain. WE WILL HAVE A BBQ!!! Once the thing is lit, there's no going back. Good job umbrellas were invented.

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  • True saying or Old Wives Tale ??

    In Cumbria we have a saying – If you can see the Isle Of Man it is going to rain – (If you can’t see it, it is probably already raining !!)Well I was on Calterton Beach today and the Ile of Man was Plain as day – and before I got the 6 miles back home it was raining – coincidence or ……….

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  • Laying Poppies, Tribute or Litter ?

    This year there was quite a debate about the tradition of laying poppies at The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable on Remembrance Sunday.This tradition has gone on for Many years with sometimes up to 1.000 people climbing the 2947 foot summit of Great Gable in the middle of winter on Remembrance Day to pay respects and lay poppies.The Fell and...

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  • Dancing around the May-Pole

    May-Day, Dancing around the May-Pole in Nether Wasdale, This is something that I used to do more than 40 years ago and little has changed !! The May-Pole was erected to celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, so Long Long before the socialists highjacked 1st of May for there own holiday it was still an important day in Wasdale !!Also there...

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  • Fish n Chips

    Ok, so i am not 100% whether this is a Cumbria custom tip or just a tip for those who visit us 'up north' but you gotta go to a chip shop (and eat them out the paper - no plates or cutlery!) my favourite is chips and gravy or chips and curry sauce or chips and mushy peas! I dont like fish but Jamie always gets battered haddock with his! Yum yum,...

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  • Cumberland Sausage Anyone?

    When visiting cumbria, make sure to try the cumberland sausage (best served with mash and gravy!!!) It is like a spicy sausage - and really nice! (If it's been made by Richard Woodall, then that cumberland sausage was appointed by the Queen!! Yum yum!

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  • Lodore Falls Hotel

    Stayed there for a wedding. On leaving they added an extra GBP 100 to my bill for damage to some...

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  • Braemount House

    Stayed at Braemount House for five nights between the 9th and 14th May 2006. The host, Janine and...

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  • Carlisle Central Premier Inn

    The accommodation was clean, spacious and conveniently located. OK it had no character or charm and...

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  • Abbey House Hotel

    If you want something special when visiting Barrow then this is top of the range. This Hotel reminds...

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  • Ambleside Backpackers

    This place has recently been done up and compared to my distant memories of it it is a big, big...

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  • Cranleigh Hotel

    Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Oak Bank Hotel

    Broadgate, Grasmere, LA22 9TA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Leeming House

    Watermilock, Ullswater null

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Black Bull Inn and Hotel

    Coppermines Road, Coniston, LA21 8HL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

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