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A temporary installation from Saturday 23 September – Sunday 29 October 2017 in a former climbers’ hut beside one of Borrowdale’s most famous landmarks is helping to tell the story of the way the landscape of the Lake District has always changed and will always continue to change.

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And from Monday 11 September to Sunday 29 October, there is also a special exhibition about the Bowder Stone at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth.

More about the exhibition

2018 Calendar for sale!

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Saturday – Sunday 21st – 22nd October 2017

There is to be a VALLEY ARTS EXHIBITION AND SALE at Glaramara House, Seatoller on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October from 11.30am to 4.30pm each day. 

Entry is FREE to all!

Refreshments will be available and all sales of the artwork and crafts are in aid of Cancer Relief – in most cases a whacking 50% of the sale price will go to the charity!

The more Christmas presents you buy, the greater your contribution to a vital cause and the more support you will be giving to those local heroes who have worked their fingers to the bone to provide this amazing opportunity.

Not only will there be art as we know it, but you may just have the chance to buy, what by then will be, the last few remaining “2018 Borrowdale Calendar”. 

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Thorneythwaite Farm- social evening at the Institute

On 1st September, 72 valley residents and others gathered at the Borrowdale Institute to hear about Ian Hall’s new book “Thorneythwaite Farm, Borrowdale – the 1,000 year story of a Lakeland farm and its valley.” Thorneythwaite has featured prominently in local conversation in recent times.



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!

By the nature of being in the Lake District, with some of wettest weather in England, the forecast is always of great interest to visitors and locals alike! Current weather conditions and forecasts can be found on sites below:

2018 Calendar

Enjoy our lovely cover pictures all year round with our A3 Calendar, including card envelope for £6 Excellent for Christmas presents. Available from Grange Chapel, Holy Trinity Church,  or contact Malcolm Stonestreet – 017687 77671    malcolmstonestreet@gmail.com Free delivery within the valley. Limited stock available.

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