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Welcome to the Golakes Blog.
Are you stuck for inspiration on where to visit in the Lake District? Want to find something or discover an old favourite in national park? If so, the Golakes blog is #theplacetobe.

We regularly upload new top ten lists, places you can stay, walks to do in the Lake District, hidden gems for you to discover and the must-try activities whilst you're here. Read on and discover the best of what the county has to offer.

Explore Spicy Secrets and Roman Rambles on the Heritage Coast. Cumbria is more than just lakes and mountains. We also have 100 miles of stunning shoreline to explore, making it perfect for family fun and all easily accessed by train on the Cumbrian Coast line.

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Bells and battle-scars: On the trail of North Cumbria’s Churches, with The Tranquil Otter. A journey which includes a fascinating glimpse into the area’s colourful adventures and misadventures – thanks to secrets unlocked by visiting nearby churches.

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Ride the Lakes Line for cats, rabbits, swallows and amazons. Forget the car, did you know you can get the train right into the beating heart of the lake District?

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Let the train take the strain for Edwardian splendor, sticky-toffee pudding and a day at the races.

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Take the train to Carlisle, the one stop shop for History, culture and retail therapy.

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The festival, taking place in the heart of the Lake District, is now in its 14th year and since it’s first edition in 2006 – where a group of music lovers, determined to show the fields of Cumbria a shindig to end all shindigs somehow managed to land festival giants Pendulum, and Kendal-born British Sea Power – the festival has grown from a crowd of just 900 party people, to over twenty thousand!

 

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For a peaceful couple of days in the South Lakes, why not take a trip between Windermere and Coniston via Hawkshead? Thanks to the reliable and regular ‘Coniston Rambler’, seven daily bus services operate from Monday to Saturday, with four on Sundays, giving visitors an easy way to explore.

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When somebody says they’re taking their next holiday in Cumbria, the inevitable response is invariably along the lines of “the Lake District?”. Until recently, that may well have been the answer more-often than not, but over the last two years, a shift in trends has become increasingly evident as more people choose to explore areas of Cumbria outside the national park boundary.

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Find out why Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel are great places to visit - whether local or for a weekend break

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Donating to great causes doesn't get much quicker and easier than this...

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Experience both sides of The Lake District National Park boundary and escape for a weekend to enjoy the epitome of Cumbrian life for a weekend retreat.

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Romans & the red cliffs of St Bees - Cumbria is more than just lakes and mountains. It’s also about more than 100 miles of stunning coastline and Roman heritage.

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