Friday 1st September – social evening at the Institute

Thorneythwaite Farm has featured prominently in local conversation in recent times. Ian Hall has been researching Thorneythwaite and is about to publish a book on its history from 600 AD to present. Ian has agreed to do a short presentation and lead a discussion on Thorneythwaite at THE ROSTHWAITE INSTITUTE AT 7PM ON FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER. There will be food, a bar and a good ‘crack’ for only £10 each. Tickets from David and Marilyn Woodthorpe (77828), Gill Bulch (77078), Freda Chapman (77295) or pay at the door on the night. (Though to help with catering please let one of us know if you are coming).


Welcome to the Borrowdale Story. Our aim is two-fold:

a) to enrich the experience of our visitors, encouraging all who come here to understand what makes it so special, support our local businesses and perhaps make return visits to learn – and enjoy – more of the valley.

b) to enhance the experience of the local community spread across 6 hamlets within the Valley.

Originally a local church-led initiative, we are a group of Valley residents working together on a voluntary basis to produce the interpretation boards, leaflets and other resources.  This has helped us discover our shared history and identity.   In particular, grants can be made available to help fund activities which contribute to either or both of the two overriding aims of the Borrowdale Story.  More about this and the project’s background can be found on About Us.

Visitor and local participation is encouraged and we welcome feedback for the Story to continue evolving so do Contact Us.

Or simply browse and enjoy!

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