Homes & Gardens

Stacey Donnelly

Creating a contemporary family home

Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Cumbria Life

Stacey and Martin Donnelly and their children spent three years living in a caravan while they built their house in Witherslack. The result is a contemporary family home which makes an ideal backdrop for Stacey’s handmade ... Read More


Homes & Gardens

Sarah Reid

Creating the perfect holiday escape

Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Cumbria Life

Christopher and Linda Kilmurry have transformed their 18th century house in the Eden Valley into the perfect escape for themselves and others to enjoy. Two years ago, the couple drew a circle on a map of ... Read More


Food & Drink

The Apple Pie Team

New generation take over family-run bakery

Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Jenny Pallett

When mother and son Winifred and David Fielding first opened The Apple Pie in 1975 they turned a former petrol station and mechanic’s workshop into a café and bakery. It’s still on the map as a ... Read More


Food & Drink

Jeannie Murray

Gold standard preserves

Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Jenny Pallett

Cumbria’s only artisan gold medal winner at this year’s World’s Original Marmalade Awards, held at Dalemain House near Penrith, Jeannie Murray, explains that her hardworking pans are usually “one on and one in the wash”. That’s ... Read More


Arts & Culture

Siobhan and Martin Miles-Moore

Ceramics inspired by the landscape

Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Cumbria Life

Miles-Moore Ceramics opened in 2016 in a converted cow byre on Foulstone Farm at Lupton, near Kirkby Lonsdale, soon after Martin, a potter of international standing, returned to ceramics following a gap of 20-plus years. It’s ... Read More


Arts & Culture

Sarah Reid

Artist captures colours of Cumbria

Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Cumbria Life

Sarah Reid’s striking abstract and semi-abstract works are inspired by the light and colour of the Lake District, Eden Valley and, particularly, the Solway coast. “I love the huge skies and big beaches,” she says. “It’s ... Read More


Readers tips

Ulpha Bridge

Best picnic spot

Published on June 21st, 2018 | by Jenny Pallett

Ulpha Bridge, Duddon Valley Hidden away in the south-west corner of the Lakes, the Duddon Valley is a remote area of river beaches, ancient woods and twisty lanes that lead to the sea. The lack of ... Read More


Arts & Culture

Ore and wonder

Published on February 28th, 2018 | by Cumbria Life

A flourishing arts centre and an artists’ co-operative making Egremont Red paint from iron ore have regenerated the site of Florence Mine, which closed 10 years ago. Cumbria Life visits the creative hub in west Cumbria... Read More


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