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Welcome to the Golakes blog. Read everything you need to know about the Lake District, Cumbria. Including top 10 lists, things to do, whats on and where to go during your holiday in Cumbria. #theplacetobe to inspire your holiday with us!
CT spotlight on...whitehaven

The maritime port of Whitehaven was once the third largest in the UK with trade links all over the world. Situated on England’s Western Coast, the wealth of Georgian architecture led to Whitehaven being listed as a ‘gem town’ and voted one of the top ten seaside resorts in the UK, making it the perfect base to explore Cumbria’s coastal offerings.

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Cumbria Tourism Host your next conference in Cumbria

The latest research from VisitEngland shows that business tourism creates over 16 million trips each year, bringing in £4 billion to the UK economy. Unsurprisingly, most of these trips occur in London and the South East, but have you ever considered the beautiful English Lake District as the destination for your next business event?

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Lakes Cycles Mountain Biking with Lakes Cycles

It was with some trepidation that I went on the organised e-bike ride with some of the team from the Cumbria Tourism office. I had not been on a bike for some years and was not even sure where we were going

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Cumbria Tourism healthy holidaying in the Lake District, Cumbria
With Summer on its way out and our minds quickly turning to the busy Christmas season, it can be easy to overlook the all-important Autumn months that mark a time of change, balance, and letting go. Follow by nature’s example and use this opportune tranquil timeframe to focus on revitalising your own physical and psychological well-being this Autumn.

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Castlerigg Campsite Top 8 camping spots in Cumbria

Whether you’re watching the sun set over a mountain top or star-gazing by the shore, Cumbria offers a host of fantastic campsites in some of the finest natural locations. Here are eight of the best Cumbrian camping spots for an unforgettable summer break!

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Ca UK’s first wheelchair accessible high ropes course

On the shores of Bassenthwaite, in the natural sloping woods, a UK first has arrived. The Lake District Calvert Trust has opened a brand-new wheelchair accessible activity; a high ropes course.

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Baha BAHA! The BRAND NEW Super Venue in Bowness!

Set in the heart of Bowness, BAHA is the first of its kind, food and music Venue which boasts a stylish Lounge Bar, Tasting House and Grill. Plus ‘The Third Floor’ which is an exciting project with more news to come soon.

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Stagecoach Leave the car, explore the new world heritage site

Hop-on, hop-off and enjoy the fresh air of the Lake District with Stagecoach’s brand new ‘Lakesider’ fleet.

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HF Holidays Reach the summit of two famous peaks in a weekend!

Whether your dream is to tackle Wainwright’s famous peaks or to follow lakeside strolls, valley walks and tea shop trails – the serene beauty of the Lakes has many jewels to explore. Sarah Davis from HF Holidays recently enjoyed a weekend discovering some of the magnificent walks in the much-loved Lake District National Park.

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Gilpin Spa Lodges with Hot Tub 10 best Romantic boltholes in the Lake District

The Lake District, Cumbria provides the perfect place for a romantic break any time of year. Offering luxurious hotels with spas to cosy cottages, some with their own hot tubs. Check out our list of the best and find the perfect romantic retreat to relax and unwind.

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