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The Countryside of Cumbria

Discover the countryside of Cumbria on your doorstep or on holiday



Places to go in The Lake District
Explore places to visit in the Lake District at the official park authority site.

Countryside Access - Cumbria Council
Access for all, route information and rights of way at the county councils website.

Landscape of Cumbria
Mountains & Fells, Forests, Lakes, Dales & Valleys, Natural Features and a lot more at Visit Cumbria.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Their Nature Reserves, the wildlife, campaigns and more...

Friends of the Lake District
Membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes...

Things to do in Cumbria
Loads of ideas of ways to enjoy the Cumbrian countryside at Visit England.

Geology of Furness & Cumbria
Presents a brief layman's guide to the geology of Cumbria...

Volunteering in the countryside
Learn about volunteering roles and vacancies throughout Cumbria.

Alston & Cumbrian North Pennines
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cumbria Accessible Countryside
Accessible green spaces, parks, nature reserves and more...

Cumbria's National Nature Reserves
Details of all Cumbrias NNRs with links to their web sites at

Carlisle Natural History Society
Promoting the appreciation, study and documentation of the wildlife and natural environment...

The Lake District Foundation
We help protect the Lake District and fund conservation, environmental and cultural heritage projects...

Sponsored Listings
Please get in touch to apply

Rural Retreats in Cumbria

Get back to nature in any one of more than 50 rural retreats with self catering accommodation to suit any number in the heart of one of England's most stunning and tranquil counties. Cottages, Barns, Apartments, Mansions and more with discounts of up to 20%.

Buttermere in Cumbria
Buttermere in Cumbria

Latest News

RSS Cumbria WT News
RSS Cumbria Magazine
  • Keep ticking along 30th September 2020
    As the sun rose up on Sunday, August 9, the iconic ‘Brief Encounter clock’ was removed temporarily from Carnforth station, for renovation and repairs.
  • Pick of the best at apple day 27th September 2020
    Beetham Nurseries, at Beetham, near Milnthorpe, has announced the return of Apple Weekend on October 10 and 11 this year
  • Busy time for rescue team 24th September 2020
    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) is busy on all fronts as the easing of lockdown attracts more people to the fells and also enables supporters to boost fundraising for the team’s new vehicle appeal.
  • October’s Cumbria in shops from 24 September 18th September 2020
    Savour the delights of a Lakeland autumn in the October issue of Cumbria
  • Success with sculptures 6th September 2020
    The country going into lockdown had a surprising effect on one Cumbrian business.
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