Lake District

Milkshake me!

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Nine days of campaigning to go and I haven’t been milkshaked yet. I’ve hung out near McDonald’s in the hope…

Windermere, a voyage into Swallows and Amazons

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘A love of boats and sailing is the surest of all passports to a happy life,’ wrote Arthur Ransome. Standing…

Split decision

5 October 2017 2:00 pm

Think back to that morning in September 1967 when the Light Programme was split in two, Tony Blackburn launching Radio…

The romanticism of fell and water

Wrestling with the romantic glory of the Lake District

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling is the best thing in the Lake District. I lived near Wigton, just north of the…

Simon Jenkins's notebook: Why a wind farm will never be as beautiful as a railway viaduct

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Until I plotted a book on England’s best views I had not realised how much people cared. Ask them to…