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Independent Hostels

Lake District National Park - Visiting

The Private Camping Company

Visit Cumbria

YHA (England and Wales)


(Note: Carlisle Lake District Airport does not have any scheduled passenger flights)

Edinburgh Airport

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Manchester Airport


A World in Miniature Museum

Ambleside Roman Fort

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Birkrigg Stone Circle

Bluebird Tours of Coniston

Border Air Tours

Borrowdale, The Story


Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Cathedral

Coniston Boating Centre

Coniston Launch / Coniston Cruises

Cumbrian Coast Line

Dalton Castle

Dove Cottage

Elva Plain Stone Circle

Furness Abbey

Gleaston Water Mill

Great Guided Tours (Carlisle)

Hadrian’s Wall

Hawkshead Grammar School Museum

Hawkshead Methodist Church

Hill Top, Sawrey

Holker Hall and Gardens

Honister Slate Mine

Howk Bobbin Mill

Keswick Brewery

Keswick Launch

Keswick Leisure Pool

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

Kirklinton Hall and Gardens

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Laurel and Hardy Museum

Mae’s Tea Rooms and Gallery, Uldale

Millennium Tapestry (Holy Trinity Church, Chapel Stile)

Mirehouse and Gardens

Mountain Goat

Piel Castle and the Ship Inn, Piel Island

Settle - Carlisle Railway

Solway Aviation Museum

South Lakes Safari Zoo

St. Bega’s Church, Bassenthwaite

St. Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle

Steam Yacht Gondola

Swarthmoor Hall

The La’al Ratty

The Lake District Osprey Project

The Lakes Glass Centre

The Lakes Distillery

The Rum Story

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Ulverston Brewery

Urswick Church


Windermere Jetty

Wordsworth House and Garden

Wray Castle

Baggage Transport

See also: Guided and Self Guided Walking Holiday Providers

Pegasus Taxis and Travel

Sherpa Van

Suziz Taxiz - Keswick Cab Company

The Walker’s Friend

Conservation and Heritage

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

British Listed Buildings

Butterfly Conservation - Cumbria Branch

Campaign for National Parks

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Cumbria’s Living Heritage

Dry Stone Walling Association

England’s Heritage Cities

English Heritage

Freshwater Biological Association

Friends of the Lake District

Heritage First!

Heritage Trust for the North West

Historic Houses Association

Morecambe Bay Partnership

Mountain Heritage Trust

National Trust

National Trust - Lake District

Natural England

Our Green Belt

Pylon Appreciation Society

Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

The Conservation Volunteers

The Furness Railway Trust

The Open Spaces Society

Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group

Wildlife in Cumbria

Woodland Trust


Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Brewery Arts Centre

Carlisle Green Room Club - West Walls Theatre

Lakeland Arts

Lakeland Dialect Society

Rosehill Theatre

Stanwix Theatre

The Wordsworth Trust

Theatre by the Lake

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Ulverston International Music Festival

Ulverston Lantern Festival

Water’s Edge

Emergency and Assistance


In emergency telephone 999 or 112 and ask for ‘Ambulance’

999 emergency text messaging service for the hearing and speech impaired

(You will only be able to use this service if you have registered with emergency SMS first. To register, text ‘register’ to 999)

NHS Choices

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Hospitals (Accident and Emergency):

Barrow-in-Furness - Furness General Hospital

Carlisle - Cumberland Infirmary

Lancaster - Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Whitehaven - West Cumberland Hospital

Hospitals (Minor Injury):

Kendal - Westmorland General Hospital

Keswick - Keswick Minor Injury Unit

Penrith - Penrith Community Hospital

Medical Practices (Minor Injury):

Caldbeck Surgery - Minor Injury Service

Medical Practices:

Caldbeck - Caldbeck Surgery

Carlisle - Brunswick House Medical Group

Carlisle - Eden Medical Group

Carlisle - Fusehill Medical Practice

Carlisle - North Carlisle Medical Practice

Carlisle - St Paul’s Medical Centre

Carlisle - Spencer Street Surgery

Carlisle - Warwick Road Surgery

Carlisle - Warwick Square Group Practice

Coniston - Coniston Medical Practice

Dalston - Dalston Medical Group

Hawkshead - Hawkshead Medical Practice

Keswick - Bank Street Surgery

Keswick - Castlehead Medical Centre

Ulverston - Dr Murray and Partners

Ulverston - Dr Johnston and Partners

Mountain Rescue

In emergency telephone 999 or 112 and ask for ‘Cumbria Police’ then ‘Mountain Rescue’

999 emergency text messaging service for the hearing and speech impaired

(You will only be able to use this service if you have registered with emergency SMS first. To register, text ‘register’ to 999)

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association

Teams that cover the Cumbria Way:

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team

Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team

Other teams that cover the Lake District and Cumbria area:

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team

Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team


In emergency telephone 999 or 112 and ask for ‘Cumbria Police’

999 emergency text messaging service for the hearing and speech impaired

(You will only be able to use this service if you have registered with emergency SMS first. To register, text ‘register’ to 999)

Non-emergency telephone 101

Cumbria Constabulary

Local Police Stations in Cumbria and opening times


Bassenthwaite Festival

Borderlines Book Festival, Carlisle

Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet


Cumbria Live

Dalston Show

Dickensian Christmas Festival

Events in Carlisle

Furness Tradition Festival

Grasmere Sports and Show

Ireby Festival

Kendal Food Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Torchlight Carnival

Keswick Agricultural Show

Keswick Beer Festival

Keswick Convention

Keswick Film Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

Music on the Marr

North Lonsdale Agricultural Show


Retro Rendezvous

Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show

South Cumbria Musical Festival

South Cumbrian Living History Festival

Stepping Stones Festival

The Cumberland Show

The Cumbria Steam Gathering

The Lake District Tree of Light

The Lowick Show

Ulverston Beer Festival

Ulverston International Music Festival

Ulverston Lantern Festival

Ulverston Walkfest

Urswick Rushbearing

Westmorland County Show

First Aid Training

Active Aid

First Aid Cumbria

Lakes First Aid

Mountain Sense


Ambleside Oral History Archive

Barrow-in-Furness Civic and Local History Society

Beatrix Potter, A life in Nature

Britain From Above

Caldbeck & District Local History Society

Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle History

Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society

Cumbria Archive Service

Cumbria County History Trust

Cumbria Family History Society

Cumbria Image Bank

Cumbria Industrial History Society

Cumbria Local History Federation

Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group

Cumbrian Railways Association

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Explore Low Furness

Force Crag Mine

Furness Family History Society

Industrial History of Cumbria

Kendal Oral History Group

Key to English Place-Names - University of Nottingham

Lorton & Derwent Fells Local History Society

Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

Mountain Heritage Trust

Solway Aviation Museum

The Beatrix Potter Society

The Cumberland Pencil Museum

The Dock Museum

The Guildhall Museum

The Ruskin Museum

The Senhouse Roman Museum

The State Management Story

The Wainwright Society

Workington Transport Heritage Trust

Local Government in Cumbria

Allerdale Borough Council

Carlisle City Council

Copeland Borough Council

Cumbria County Council

Eden District Council

The Lake District National Park Authority

South Lakeland District Council

Local Radio & Television


BBC Radio Cumbria

CFM Radio

Eden FM

Lakeland Radio

The Bay


That’s TV Cumbria

Public Transport

General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map



Coniston Launch

Keswick Launch


First Borders


National Express




National Rail Enquiries

The Man in Seat 61…

Realtime Trains

First TransPennine Express

Northern Rail


Virgin Trains

Carlisle Station

Dalston Station

Foxfield Station

Penrith Station

Ulverston Station

Wigton Station

Windermere Station

Workington Station

Routes and Maps

Anquet Maps

Bench Mark Database


Google Maps

Harold Street



Mountain Lists, GPS Waypoints & Hill Walking Routes

Ordnance Survey

OS Maps Online

The Database of British and Irish Hills



Barrow AFC

Blencathra Foxhounds

Carlisle Cricket Club

Carlisle Races

Carlisle Rugby Football Club

Carlisle United Football Club

Cartmel Races

Coniston 14

Grasmere Gallop

Grasmere Sports and Show

Great North Swim

Northern Athletics

The Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

The Cumbria Way Ultra

Workington AFC

Workington Town RLFC

Tourist Information

Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

Coniston Tourist Information Centre

Hawkshead Tourist Information Centre

Keswick Tourist Information Centre

Keswick The Lake District

Ulverston Laurel & Hardy Museum (Tourist Information)

Ulverston Tourist Information

Cumbria Tourism

Explore South Lakeland

Useful Websites


Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory

English Lakes

Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District

Lake District National Park

Lakes and Cumbria

Taste Cumbria

The Cumbria Directory

The Ramblers (Lake District Area)

UK Lake District

Wainwrights On The Air

What’s in Cumbria


Britain on Foot

British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

Can We Take The Dog?

CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)

Cask Marque

Family Holiday Association

Forestry Commission

GPS Training

Keep Britain Tidy

Mountain Leaders Training Association

SYHA (Hostelling Scotland)

The Database of British and Irish Hills

The Ramblers


YHA (England and Wales)


BBC Weather

Lake District Weatherline

Met Office

Mountain Weather Information Service

Winter Fell Top Assessors on Twitter

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