"Pleasures newly found are sweet.
When they lie about our feet."
It's no accident that some of history's most respected poets, authors and artists made their home in our beautiful Lakeland villages, or that the words and images they created are still as relevant today as they ever were. It's no
surprise that our foods are celebrated internationally, and that our art and crafts are popular in every corner of the world.
The story of Cumbria starts and ends with the fells and the lakes. It is an epic adventure of invaders and settlers. It is a history book documenting the fortunes of everything from 10th century Herdwicks to 18th century Romantics. It is a rural recipe book that borrows its entries from many generations. And it is a 21st century love story with a plot that twists and turns like the contours on a map.