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The estuary at Eskmeals

Photography tips by Mark Gilligan - Coast

Don’t ignore Lakeland’s lovely coastline, says professional photographer Mark Gilligan

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The Citadel

Ten things to do in Carlisle

Situated just north of the Lake District, this former Roman settlement is full of history

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Barry Tullett, President of the Windermere and Bowness Civic Society

Windermere and Bowness Civic Society preserving the beauty of the Lakeland town

Work to preserve the character of Lakeland’s favourite town never stops, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Grasmere 3

Grasmere - On the trail of Wordsworth

The great poet had a string of homes in Grasmere and it’s easy to see why he liked the place so much

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Main Auction Ring

Behind the scenes at Lancaster Auction Mart

Young blood is helping the centuries old Lancaster auction mart thrive in the 21st century

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Looking over Watendlath Tarn

Bill Birkett - My top five Lakeland walks

Bill Birkett has just published his fourth Lake District walking book. We asked him to pick out a handful of his favourites for Lakeland Life readers

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Shaded cool under the pergola with with a planted urn on a plinth at one end

Lancashire Gardens - a Mancunian masterpiece in Stretford

Two artists have taken a blank canvas of land and transformed it into an award-winning garden. Linda Viney reports

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Harpist, Nick Hennessey

Nick Hennessey - Singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught harpist,

Bowland Bridge resident has taken an unusual route to stage success

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Artist, Dawn Gabrielle Chandler in her studio

Artist, Dawn Gabrielle Chandler captures the Lake District in a box

An artist from Gatebeck has found a new and intriguing way of capturing the essence of her favourite Lakeland places, as Sue Riley reports

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James Rebanks from Cumbria was awarded the Land Rover and the Prince's Countryside Fund. His Freelander 2 enables him to support the rural community.

The Herdwick Sheep School get mobile

Lakeland farmer James Rebanks now has a vehicle to help on his Herdwick farm

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Wildlife

As autumn approaches grey seals congregate at their traditional breeding sites where the males fight for top dog status to help secure large harems of breeding females. Picture: Danny Green

2020VISION - Morecambe Bay wildlife highlighted in new photographic exhibition

Lancashire Life takes you on a summertime tour of our fabulous coast. Mike Glover starts us off in Morecambe Bay

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Sam with Ember

Meet Ember, a black Labrador Retriever working as a hearing dog

A boy’s life has been transformed by a black Labrador that couldn’t quite cut it as a guide dog for the blind. Emily Rothery reports

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Lancashire Wildlife

Ten of the best places to view wildlife in Lancashire

Before the boundary thieves struck, Lancashire stretched from Coniston in the north to Manchester and Liverpool in the south. Lancashire Life steadfastly sticks to the traditional borders and much of that area is still watched over by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, which is the easy title. Officially we are known as the Wildlife Trust of Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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A bloodied but not beaten Molly and Jess reunited after three weeks with Mike and Yvonne (Picture: Cascade News)

Jess and Molly - plucky little Patterdale terriers from Heysham

They cheated death row and survived three weeks lost in the wilds - Emily Rothery meets two tearaway terriers

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Whappet in the driving seat

Whappet - the car driving German Shepherd from Windermere

Emily Rothery meets a remarkable man who has owned some equally remarkable dogs

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Discover Out & About

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, in the heart of the Lake District

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in the Lake District, known affectionately as La’al Ratty meaning “ little railway “.

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Ullswater Steamers.

Ullswater Steamers, See the beauty of the Lake District by boat

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.

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Great Langdale

Five of the best pub walks in the Lake District

A long walk deserves a stop at a cosy inn and Lakeland writer and photographer Vivienne Crow has agreed to share a few of her favourites

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Photography

The estuary at Eskmeals

Photography tips by Mark Gilligan - Coast

Don’t ignore Lakeland’s lovely coastline, says professional photographer Mark Gilligan

Read full story »

A View From Haslingden Tip - Daley Wilson

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - August 2014

Our annual search for the county’s finest amateur photographer closes next month, so don’t delay – get snapping today. We’re looking for the best pictures of Lancashire and we have some terrific prizes to give away.

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Sunset Over Haslingden - Daley Wilson

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - July 2014

Send in your entry for the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Places

The Citadel

Ten things to do in Carlisle

Situated just north of the Lake District, this former Roman settlement is full of history

Read full story »

Barry Tullett, President of the Windermere and Bowness Civic Society

Windermere and Bowness Civic Society preserving the beauty of the Lakeland town

Work to preserve the character of Lakeland’s favourite town never stops, as Paul Mackenzie reports

Read full story »

Grasmere 3

Grasmere - On the trail of Wordsworth

The great poet had a string of homes in Grasmere and it’s easy to see why he liked the place so much

Read full story »

Main Auction Ring

Behind the scenes at Lancaster Auction Mart

Young blood is helping the centuries old Lancaster auction mart thrive in the 21st century

Read full story »

Shaded cool under the pergola with with a planted urn on a plinth at one end

Lancashire Gardens - a Mancunian masterpiece in Stretford

Two artists have taken a blank canvas of land and transformed it into an award-winning garden. Linda Viney reports

Read full story »

Walks

Looking over Watendlath Tarn

Bill Birkett - My top five Lakeland walks

Bill Birkett has just published his fourth Lake District walking book. We asked him to pick out a handful of his favourites for Lakeland Life readers

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River Douglas at the Douglas Boatyard

Lancashire Walk - Hesketh Bank

Keith Carter stays on the straight and narrow on a riverside route among the fields at Hesketh Bank

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Jenny Brown's Point Silverdale

Six of the best coastal walks in Lancashire

If the temperature starts to rise, head for the cool breeze along the coast. Here are some of our favourite strolls.

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View towards Winter Hill by John Morris, Alamy

Lancashire Walk - Horwich Moor

Keith Carter leads a walk from Horwich which passes one of the region’s most recognisable sights

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Shevington walk

Lancashire Walk - Shevington Moor

Keith Carter is grateful for his map-reading skills and GPS as he squelches through the muddy countryside around Shevington

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Out & About Showcase

James Lawrence Isherwood - Hepplestone Fine Art

Lancashire and the North West’s Hot Artists Uncovered

Giles Hepplestone of Hepplestone Fine Art in Lancashire explores Lancashire’s most popular artists.

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The Army had an important ceremonial role at local and national events. Dress uniforms were worn on these occasions. The last time the 20th Hussars wore full dress uniform was 3 August 1914, the day before war was declared.

National Army Museum Reports for Duty in Preston

A special exhibition commemorates the role of the 20th Hussars during the opening months of the First World War in Preston this July. The regiment saw some of the first and fiercest action of the conflict.

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Xposure Studios

The benefits of using a professional photography studio

Can a toilet ‘selfie’ with an Instagram filter do the same job as a make over in a photography studio?

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Fabian Perez - Art

Buenos Aires Nights with Fabian Perez

Giles Hepplestone of Hepplestone Fine Art in Lancashire explores the background of internationally collected artist Fabian Perez to find out what has made him one of the best selling artists in the UK and beyond.

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