About Cumbria Life


‘A magazine that exudes confidence, authority and engaging content. Great writers, strong production values and a clear passion for the area it serves are what this title is all about.’
Judges’ citation for Cumbria Life, winner of Magazine of the Year at the Regional Press Awards.

Cumbria Life celebrates everything that is great about Cumbria. The award-winning magazine combines stunning photography, top columnists, and outstanding features about Cumbria’s people, landscape and history.

Written every month in Cumbria, it includes homes and gardens, walking, motoring, a strong news section, a comprehensive what’s on guide and unrivalled food and drink and arts coverage.

Columnists including author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie and writer and journalist Hunter Davies, share their entertaining take on life, alongside specialist writers on food and drink, interiors, gardening, history, and antiques.

The magazine’s quality editorial and design has won it multiple awards including the current UK Regional Magazine at the Year, and the North West’s Magazine of the Year.

When Cumbria Life picked up the top prize at the Regional Press Awards, held in London in May 2019, judges praised Cumbria Life for its confidence, authority and engaging content: “Great writers, strong production values and a clear passion for the area it serves are what this title is all about.”

Judges at the 02 Media Awards North West, held in Manchester in November 2019, said the quality of the words and photographs edged the magazine ahead of its competitors, leading it to be named Magazine of the Year.

“Excellent layout and design but what separates Cumbria Life from the others is the quality of writing and use of photography. It’s a relaxed, informative read, a magazine you want to pick up, with content that goes beyond the usual fluff and advertising-led features that other publishers pass off as editorial. A clear winner this year.” Judges’ citation from the 02 Media Awards North West.

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