Power to the People! (but where’s it coming from?)

What pleasing news to see Cumbrian Councillors dismiss proposals to store nuclear waste under the Lake District National Park. Placing one of the UK’s natural wonders into the shadow of a potentially toxic menace would have been crazy, even though there is still a nuclear power station within just a few miles of the fells.Continue reading “Power to the People! (but where’s it coming from?)”

Standing at the railway station…

I’ve only ever driven into Keswick. There’s the frustration of seeing the Lake District National Park sign on the A66 and knowning you’ve another 20 minutes to keep the pedal down, and then there’s the scrum for a car parking space. And, if you’re heading up there now there’s also the roadworks to contend withContinue reading “Standing at the railway station…”

A time for safety and respect on the fells…

We all have our traditions, the little things that make our trips to certain places special. For me, no trip to Keswick would be complete without a pint in the Dog and Gun and maybe a Cumberland Sausage or their trademark Goulash dish. On Saturday I went up to the Lake District for the dayContinue reading “A time for safety and respect on the fells…”