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Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Lakeland. If you scroll down through this page you will be able to get a flavour for our activities and check up on forthcoming meetings and events.

2017 Pensioners' Party Calderbridge Village Hall

This is an annual event for local pensioners


2014 Gosforth Show

2014 Gosforth Show gate manning


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.


2015 Alan Hurst Walk St Oswald's Way

Our 2015 Charity Walk with Club Members and Friends


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" charity


About us



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 its valley also has  England's highest mountain 'Scafell Pike' (pictured below) and the smallest church in England at its foot. To the south is the coastal village of Ravenglass with its 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.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

At home

Tuesday 22nd October 19.30

At home

An opportunity for convivial fellowship.

DG talk at Seacote Hotel

Tuesday 29th October 19.15

DG talk at Seacote Hotel

In this joint meeting with Whitehaven and Whitehaven Castle Rotary Clubs, the District Governor Miles Leadbeater will bring us up-to-date on all things Rotarian. Note the venue:The Seacote Hotel, Beach Rd, St Bees CA27 0ES and the earlier starting time.

Business Meeting

Tuesday 5th November 19.30

Business Meeting

No guests, please. If you have items for the agenda please contact the Secretary in good time.

RNLI cheque presentation

Tuesday 12th November 19.30

RNLI cheque presentation

Guests welcome. We will hear about the work of the RNLI and present them with a cheque.

Fire Prevention Talk

Tuesday 19th November 19.30

Fire Prevention Talk

The Fire Brigage will give us information and advice on the prevention of fires. Note this talk is at Workington Fire Station and there will be no meal afterwards.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm
(The time and venue do occasionally vary so it would be wise to check the details in "future events" on the website.)
Our meetings are usually held at The Red Admiral, Gosforth, Seascale, Cumbria. CA20 1PB  01946 725222

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