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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.
Ullswater is one of the most stunning and unspoilt areas of the Lake District, Cumbria. For centuries romantics and dreamers such as Wordsworth and Turner have been awe-inspired by its sheer beauty.

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The Lake District is hitting the small screen again this week with the launch of a new ITV drama, starring former Brookside and Marcella star Anna Friel. With scenes shot around Coniston Water, as well as Staveley and Bowness, see how many you can spot.

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A list of the UK’s most incredible sights has been released by Lonely Planet and it’s no surprise it features an array of unmissable experiences and hidden gems throughout the Lake District, Cumbria.

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Cumbria is ideal for exploring on two wheels and you don’t need to have calf muscles like Bradley Wiggins to get on your bike. There are plenty of routes ideal for the beginner or a relaxing family day out.
 

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There is always loads to do in the Lake District, Cumbria whatever the weather. Here are some all-weather attractions to keep the whole family entertained.

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Take the train for cobbles, Quakers and a piano on the stairs! You know you are onto a winner when you arrive into a railway station that oozes elegance. Ulverston does just that with its grade II listed sandstone clock tower and a Victorian wrought iron glass canopy.

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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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