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St Anthony’s Church, Cartmel Fell. 500 year old St Anthony’s was built as a ‘chapel of ease’, so locals didn’t have to go all the way to Cartmel for services. The church has huge oak beams, a sloping floor towards the altar and a triple-decker pulpit.
Not far away is the parish hall, once a school, where a sign draws attention to the rock slide, worn smooth by countless small children in days gone by. Turn off the minor road near the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank, go down a small lane for a short distance and you come to the church.

Damson blossom, Lyth and Winster valleys. The damsons’ purple patch in Westmorland was about 70 years ago when the blossom on the estimated 30-40,000 damson trees attracted crowds of people. By the 1970s the numbers of trees in the Lyth and Winster valleys had declined but thanks to the Westmorland Damson Association - formed 1996 - the fruit has had a serious revival. Damson Day in late April coincides with blossom time.

Ospreys at Foulshaw Moss. A pair of ospreys settled on a nesting platform in spring 2014 and have returned every summer since. There’s a viewpoint and live nest cam for visitors, information panels and walkways across the nature reserve.
The lowland raised peatbog here also attracts large numbers of dragonflies, green hairstreak butterflies, tree pipits and stonechats. The reserve - just off the A590, 10 miles (16km) south west of Kendal - is run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

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