CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Lancashire Life today CLICK HERE

Visit the Lake District and support local businesses

PUBLISHED: 12:18 18 December 2015 | UPDATED: 19:35 19 January 2016

Tarn Hows in winter

Tarn Hows in winter

Dave Willis mountainsportphoto.com

Despite the recent floods, the Lake District is still very much open for business

Business and tourism chiefs in the Lake District have sent out a clear message to the rest of Britain - we are still open for business.

While the floods caused severe problems in certain areas, Cumbria Tourism said: ‘Despite recent weather events, large areas of the county remain unaffected and are open for business. Many of the region’s hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, cafes, visitor attractions and galleries are welcoming visitors, so come join us and enjoy this truly remarkable place. To find out more visit: www.golakes.co.uk

Meanwhile, Rob Johnston, chief executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, has urged local people to send out a positive message by taking photographs and using social media showing life continuing as normal in this beautiful part of the UK.

The #spiritofcumbria and the #cumbriaisopen hashtags are going viral, as they people respond to the call. Mr Johnston said: ‘The message is Cumbria is open for business and we can all help with that. People need to get out there, take pictures of themselves having fun and enjoying Cumbria.

‘Tweet it, record it and get the message out to friends on social media and other media will pick up on it. Then businesses need to get into their social networks and get message out - it is incumbent on everybody to join in.’

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Lancashire Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Lancashire Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Lancashire Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

00:00

With the West Pennine Moors and the summits of Rivington Pike and Winter Hill right on its doorstp, Bolton has plenty of options for walkers.

Read more
Bolton

Lytham Hall was the spectacular setting for a glittering weekend of steam engines, tractors, cars and family fun.

Read more

Barrowford is one of Lancashire’s most stylish towns but it also has some quirky tales to tell

Read more

The busy West Lancashire village of Parbold scores highly for natural beauty and community spirit

Read more

The two-and-a-half year initiative to preserve the remains of the copper mines.

Read more
Coniston
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Books by Lancashire writer Paula Daly are being filmed in the Lakes by the Broadchurch team for a six-part TV drama starring Rochdale’s Anna Friel

Read more
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fact and fiction merge to create a tale of murder and kidnap in a novel based on Rufford Old Hall by National Trust volunteer Margaret Lambert

Read more

Liverpool has always buzzed, even in its darker days, but today it’s booming, and underpinning the resurgence are institutions with roots deep in the Merseyside soil

Read more
Liverpool
Friday, November 2, 2018

With carpets of damp fallen leaves and rotting deadwood covering woodlands, autumn is the time when fungi of all shapes and sizes thrive. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Molly Toal explores the mushroom kingdom.

Read more
Thursday, November 1, 2018

An ancient system for training troops in the use of the longbow has been revived in Lancashire

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

John Lenehan grabs his broomstick and takes us on a journey through some of Lancashire’s loveliest countryside.

Read more
Ribble Valley Walks Pendle Hill
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Canicross is one of the fastest growing sports and it has arrived in the Lake District. Irene Rothery reports

Read more
Dogs Lake District Walks

Having 10,000 students on the doorstep is helping this West Lancashire town centre to thrive

Read more

In 1972, a hoard of ancient silver coins was discovered in Prestwich. These days, they’re hoping to strike gold with an unbeatable mix of community, creativity and independent shops but for one craftsperson, silver is still the way to go.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Subscribe or buy a mag today

Local Business Directory

Property Search