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What's On In Gosforth

Supported by Gosforth Parish Council

You can have your advert at the top of Whats On for £15, both the printed version and the internet version, just contact Mel Gould, alternatively the editor may choose an event he thinks suitable and give them the extra publicity



What's On Guide is available to view online as a PDF file.
View the What's on guide



Gosforth’s replacement Link Library reopened on May 21st. The new opening arrangements are:- Monday 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.; Wednesday 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon

WHAT’S ON is also available by email, contact to be added to the circulation list. You can also find it on the Gosforth Facebook page. Phone Mel Gould on 019467 27486 if you want details of your event included, or email me at the above address., or post to The Ferns, The Banks, Seascale,

Recycling Bins

Copeland Borough Council has brought recycling provision back in- house and the site at Gosforth has been highlighted as a safety concern, which is why the smaller bins have been put in place. Paper and cardboard will be emptied on Monday and Friday, and all other bins on a Thursday. There is a delay in providing plastics recycling while a suitable bin is found.

It would be helpful if people phoned Copeland to report full bins, and you are asked

NOT to leave bags at the side of the recycling bins.


  • The West Cumbria Rivers Trust are looking for volunteers, particularly to help with practical work along the River Irt. Also for Volunteer Rangers for their Freshwater Mussel Project. Phone Andrew Porter 019467 26472, Chris West 019467 44347, or email
  • We're very happy to announce that we have a brand new karate club in Gosforth! This new dojo will help serve members who live South of Egremont, potentially making it more convenient for those who work at Sellafield and hopefully, helping us further spread the benefits of our karate with the wider community. This weekly class will be held on Wednesdays at the Gosforth Public Hall at the following times...
    4:45pm to 5:40pm: Level 01 (Beginners)
    5:45pm to 6:45pm: Level 02/03 (Intermediate & Advanced)
    Beginners class are open to boys and girls aged five years and up, teenagers and adults of all ages and abilities. You only require a basic level of fitness to begin karate training - we'll help you do the rest
  • THANK YOU all those customers who have bought my photographic cards since 2007! I have just reached the wonderful total of £10,000 , which has gone to both CANCER RESEARCH UK, and BREAST CANCER CARE over the last 8 years .Please keep buying ...for the next £10,000! Judy Taylor-Made Cards



  • Nearest Casualty treatment – West Cumberland Hospital , clearly signposted at the first roundabout as you enter Whitehaven
  • NHS Direct – phone 08 45 46 47
  • Nearest chemist - Seascale Pharmacy, on your left as you head into Seascale
  • Bank - Midland Bank, in Gosforth, has a cash machine; Nat West is in Seascale
  • Petrol – Mill Garage is two miles North at Calderbridge and is open from 8 to 5.30 Monday to Friday and 9 to 12 Saturday; Holmrook Service Station is 4 miles South on the A595
  • Nearest Library - next to the Village Hall
  • Maps and walking guides – on sale in village shops
  • Food, milk, newspapers, – Lakeland Habit in the village centre
  • Post Office - in Seascale
  • Walking equipment, bicycle equipment – Denton House in the village centre
  • Garden Centre - Boonwood Garden Centre just North of the village has a good selection of plants and containers.
  • Eating out – daytime
    • Lakeland Habit Café,the "Hungry Parrot" upstairs, Lakeland Habit
    • Santon Bridge Gift Shop Café, Santon Bridg
    • The Wild Olive Restaurant in the centre of the village provides excellent Italian Food e
  • Eating out – pubs
    • The Wild Olive Restaurant in the centre of the village provides excellent Italian Food
    • Gosforth Hall Inn in the village has an excellent and extensive menu
    • Lion and Lamb, Kellbank – all in the Village
    • Strands Hotel, Screes, both in Nether Wasdale
    • Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge
    • Calder House in Seascale
    • and plenty more in the other local villages!
  • Take aways
    • nearby in Seascale – Ocean City (Chinese)
    • Many cafes and pubs may provide food to take out on request
  • Days out
    • Try a trip on the Railway from Ravenglass to Eskdale, and walk back along the Eskdale Trail
    • Visit Muncaster Castle – stately home, gardens, owl centre, playgrounds, children’s maze, café. Also visit the evening illuminations “Darkest Muncaster” in the Winter months (check times of opening first at


Sponsor What's On

Prices now reduced to 15 for your advert on the front (10 lines), or 25 for an advert on the front and your own page attached.

What's on is edited by Mel Gould, The Ferns, The Banks, Seascale, CA20 1QH, Tel 01946 727486. Please E-mail your contributions to, or bring them to The Ferns.

Whats On is also available on the internet, at (SEND YOUR OWN PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS BY EMAIL TO

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