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TAKE THE BUS

Staying at Joiner’s Mews and want to go to Lancaster or Keswick or any point in between? No need to drive – take the bus. View the beautiful scenery from the top deck – and don’t worry about the traffic. The number 555 passes through Heversham and the bus stop is just a few meters…

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A Day Out in Coniston

The trees in the Lake District are showing their most beautiful autumnal colours at the moment, which tempted us out to the village of Coniston for a lake cruise. A 40-minute drive from Joiner’s Mews, Coniston has the feel of a proper working community, albeit one that attracts its share of visitors. We headed for…

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Leaf and Deer Peeping in Levens Deer Park

Our very favourite walk is through Levens Deer Park – about one mile from the cottage.  It’s not necessary to walk to the Park, you can drive and park within 50m of the entrance. From the cottage, turn left towards the church and then turn left. Drive through Leasgill and at the junction with the…

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Heversham Remembers

Heversham Remembers a Hundred Years 0n The First World War ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month Saturday, 10 November From 2pm to 4pm – tea and cakes at St Peter’s church, with time to look at the display of stories and memorabilia. At 7.30pm – barn dance at…

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Portrait of Cumbria

Phil Rigby’s Portrait of Cumbria is the 34th Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of the Year, one of the most prestigious literary awards outside London. Photographer Phil, whose book was chosen from almost 50 entries, was celebrated as the overall victor alongside five other category winners at a charity event in support of St Mary’s Hospice,…

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Another Favourite Place

One of the places we love to visit is the village of Staveley, about 20 minutes’ drive from Joiner’s Mews. Over the last few years it’s become known as a food lover’s destination and the place to make a beeline for is Staveley Mill Yard. The Yard is home to Wilf’s Café, a favourite stopping…

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Events happening in Cumbria – Kendal Wool Gathering

Once again Kendal Wool Gathering will return to Kendal Leisure Centre on 27/28 October 2018. On the ground floor you will find the Wool Market in the Westmorland Hall with a wide range of exhibitors selling and displaying lots wool related crafts; upstairs there will be even more exhibitors! Outside there will be the Westmorland Agricultural Society’s…

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