Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of West Lakeland
The club is situated on the western edge of the English Lake District in a very rural area. The medieval town of Egremont is our largest town. The primary employer is the nuclear reprocessing plant of 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. 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. We meet near the village of Gosforth.