Cumbria

  1. The Old Ways of Cumbria by Beth & Steve Pipe

    A book for nosey hikers Surely every hiker, at some point or another, has pondered about the path they’re treading. Who walked here before? Why is the path here? What’s that building for? It can’t just be me who is a fully paid up member of the nosey hikers club. Over the years we’ve walked thousands of miles and most...
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  2. Cumbria in Photographs by Steve Pipe

    Cumbria through the seasons Each year Cumbria sees in excess of 15 million visitors and many of them come between Easter and October, which is a shame as Cumbria is a county of year round beauty. This ever changing beauty is something I tried to show in my Cumbria in Photographs book; capturing the colours and the activities is less...
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  3. Secret Kendal by Andrew Graham Stables

    Brigsteer Road with Kendal sign and racecourse in background. (Secret Kendal, Amberley Publishing) As I wrote this blog I became aware it was exactly 196 years since the first horse race was held on Kendal Racecourse on 7th August 1821 and I further recognized in my previous book about Penrith, and my future book looking at Teesdale, they all...
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  4. 50 Gems of Cumbria by Beth & Steve Pipe

    Bishop of Barf. The two bright white rocks are just about impossible to miss among the deep green hillside of Barf. (50 Gems of Cumbria, Amberley Publishing) I’m pretty sure that when I tell most people that Steve and I write books, they envisage us wafting around the countryside on lovely sunny days before returning to our mansion to...
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