Spring is finally here after what felt like one of the longest and coldest winters in history! And not only are the birds starting to sing a bit louder and the bees starting to appear, but we're already in full flow with the returning Pebbleart craze as hundreds of rocks and stones are being scattered across the towns and villages of the Lake District, awash with colours, patterns, sequins and glitter.
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Given its reputation as a peaceful haven where breathtaking scenery can be enjoyed with only the sounds of nature nearby, it’s probably easy to consider the Lake District to be equally short of noise when it comes to the evenings. But in fact, the opposite is true.
With art, theatre and festival culture continually prevalent in the region, Cumbria has always managed to boast a live music scene that’s survived pub revamps and closures.
The Lake District already has a reputation reaching far and wide for providing walkers, ramblers and adventure seekers with some of the World's most breathtaking views along challenging, varied routes. But the prospect of taking a pushchair to the summit of Scafell Pike might only appeal to the most determined of ratching parents! Most of us would probably rather seek out a pram-friendly route, or an interactive adventure to keep the school-age kids amused, maybe even to forget about their tablets for a while!
A series of specially commissioned artworks have started appearing across the Lake District in celebration of last year's award of World Heritage Site status to the region by Unesco.
Of six contemporary pieces, the Lakes Ignite festival began this month with four pieces now installed in various locations in the Lakes, available to visit and view between now and this July.
“Lakes Ignite is about bringing together tourism and the arts," said Usha Mistry, from Lakes Culture, the organisation behind the event.