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Filming the Scafells: A labour of love

Our incredible coast

Our incredible coast

Shoreline adventures

Whether you enjoy birdwatching, invigorating coastal walks or sampling the finest, freshest local seafood, this beautiful, coastal landscape has something to tempt you.

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The place where Turner was inspired to paint his coastal sunsets

Western Lake District

Welcome to the Western Lake District website where you will find all you need to know when planning your holiday or short break to this beautiful area of Cumbria. If you love the Lake District, the Western Lake District is home to many of the assets that make this area truly special.

Whatever type of Lake District Accommodation you are looking for – hotels, bed and breakfasts, B&Bs, cottages, camping barns or other types of self-catering accommodation, you will find it all here!

What to do

What to do

Highlights

Whether you’re in the Western Lake District for a day, weekend or longer, you’ll find plenty to fill your days.

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What's on

What's on

Festivals & events

No matter when you visit the Western Lake District, chances are you’ll find a festival or event to visit.

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Don't miss

Workington Pier Sunset by Jan Fialkowski

Norman Nicholson Competition Winners

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Norman Nicholson's birthday, we launched a Poetry and Photography Competition supported by the Pennington Hotel and Faber & Faber.. Congratulations to the four winners and many thanks for all the fantastic entries - a wonderful tribute to this remarkable poet!

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Tribute window to Norman Nicholson in St George's Church, Millom

Norman Nicholson Poetry & Photography Competition

A special tribute to the West Cumbrian poet Norman Nicholson in this centenary year of his birth.. Introducing Millom's most famous son and our poetry & photography competition, supported by the Pennington Hotel and Faber & Faber, launched to celebrate Nicholson's remarkable poetry.

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Top Western Lake District Views e-book

Top Western Lake District Views e-book

At the end of 2013 we set out to find the ‘Top Western Lake District Views’… the response was incredible. This e-book collates many of the photographs submitted to the competition and introduces 40 spectacular views of the Western Lake District featuring lakes, landscapes and coast.. Some truly inspiring photography capturing ‘The other side of the Lakes’…

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Walks in the Western Lake District

Walks in the Western Lake District

Introducing our Vivienne Crow walks page featuring two Western Lakes routes.. a history walk to the dramatically situated Hardknott Roman Fort and a scenic ramble from Buttermere to Innominate Tarn.

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Percy Kelly, Allonby 1970, the Western Lake District

Percy Kelly (1918 – 1993)

Percy Kelly is considered to be one of the most talented Cumbrian artists of the 20th Century. The dramatic landscape and coast of the Western Lake District were a source of great inspiration to Percy Kelly. Our slide show and trail hope to introduce you to a selection of the places captured in the artworks of this accomplished artist.

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Whitehaven - the perfect day out
Millom & Black Combe
Cockermouth
Ravenglass

Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.