Rotary Club of West Lakeland - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Rotating Wheels Rally July 22nd 2018
Our first event of this kind raised over £2000 for The Great North Air Ambulance. Thank you to all who participated.details
2011 Alan Hurst Walk The Rob Roy Way
The yearly Alan Hurst Walk followed part of the Rob Roy way in Scotlanddetails
2017 Pensioners' Party Calderbridge Village Hall
This is an annual event for local pensionersdetails
2013 Alan Hurst Walk Teesdale Way
The 2013 Alan Hurst Walk involved walking 40 miles of the Teesdale Way starting at Cow Green reservoir, Co. Durham. The participants as usual were club members plus spouses and friends and was in aid of the "West Cumbria Hospice at Home" charitydetails
The club is situated on the western edge of the English Lake District in a very rural area. We meet near the village of Gosforth. Club members enjoy the benefits of a beautiful unspoilt coastal fringe backed by the mountains of the Lake District National Park. The small resort of St Bees founded by an Irish princess is to the West and to the East are the lakes of Ennerdale Water and Wastwater. Wastwater is the deepest lake in England and it's valley also has England's highest mountain 'Scafell Pike' (pictured below) and the smallest church in England at it's foot. To the south is the coastal village of Ravenglass with it's Roman bathhouse, narrow gauge railway and nearby Muncaster Castle. The medieval town of Egremont is our largest town. The primary employer is the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield. Sellafield is the site of the world's first commercial nuclear power plant 'Calder Hall' opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956 and operated safely until it closed in 2002.
Meetings and events happening soon
Saturday 18th August 08.30
We will be manning the gate as usual.
Tuesday 21st August 19.30
My Job Talk AB
Tuesday 28th August 19.30
A Cumbrian Gentleman's Journey across the Atlantic on the SS Great Britain
Our speaker is Dr Nigel Entwistle, a local dentist, whose relative undertook this historic journey.
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