The Northern Line News - Design Led Homeware, Gifts and Art from Cumbria

Stormbreak - Our latest Lake District Poster Prints March 08, 2019 12:54

We introduced our Stormbreak prints earlier this year, and you seem to really like them! We were keen to design a range of Lake District poster prints which portrayed the beautiful moody look of the fells along with the dramatic weather conditions which we often get here in Cumbria!

Here at The Northern Line we always like to put our own individual stamp on our designs, so getting the balance of the majestic Lakeland fells and giving them a modern twist has taken some time to get right. We're really happy with the results.

We're really excited to show you this new range, and the prints look great as single one-offs, or you can build a family of them with the fabulous contrasting colours.

We currently offer these Lake District fells - The Langdale Pikes, Scafell, Blencathra, Great Gable, Coniston Old Man and Helvellyn.

Here's the links to the posters on our site:

As with most of our prints, you can buy them unframed or framed and in the smaller A3 size or if you've got room enjoy some extra dramatic effect with the larger A2 size.

Geraint Thomas - Tour de France Cycling Poster February 28, 2019 13:08

It took Geraint Thomas or 'G' for short, 83 hours, 17 minutes and 13 seconds to win The Tour de France. That's a fact you can find on our poster Geraint Thomas - Tour de France Cycling Poster, which celebrates his 2018 Tour de France victory.

83 hours is a fair effort to win anything in Sport, but you can also bolt on 3,351 km of distance and the small matter of a total climb of 44,465 metres!

It's always a phenomenal effort and it's worth remembering that Mark Cavendish's four victories on the final stage of the Tour de France could only be achieved by him hurting for that amount of time, distance and climb.

Thomas is a consummate professional having won 2 Olympic Gold medals on the track and been a road pro since 2006. He's also a popular bloke in the Peloton and in an age when cyclist's interviews are invariably non-descript and the very model of diplomacy, G comes across like your likeable club colleague who's ready to crack a joke or to sum up his Stage 12 win with 'Alpe D'Huex man! Phew'. 

Another factor behind this popular win was the number of people who were screaming at the TV 'Don't fall G!' when negotiating the last potential hazard when descending the giant Aubisque on Stage 19. G, alas had form when it came to accidents on the road, not least his head first collision with a telegraph pole during the 2017 Tour and his retirement in the 2017 Giro d'Italia.

For 2018 it all came together beautifully, when his form and continued strength in the mountains saw him take on the leader's role of Team Sky, when Chris Froome's power began to diminish.

So our poster is a tribute to a great athlete with each stage recorded in terms of the finishing position and General Classification as well the contour of each Stage. The centre section carries a stylised map of France showing the geographic location of each Stage. A poster that took almost as long as G's Tour, although without the lung busting need to climb 44,465 metres.


Spring is in the air! February 23, 2019 11:44

We've been enjoying the lighter mornings and evenings this week here at TNL HQ - it feels GOOD doesn't it!

We've started to see some of our Easter stock arrive in store this week, including some super-cute felt Easter doggies and gorgeous little pastel sheep.

If you fancy one of quick as stock is selling fast and is really limited. 

Happy weekend folks!

Team TNL X


Colour Boost in store! February 16, 2019 11:20

We were thrilled to discover a new supplier of fab mugs - British Colour Standard. We are proud to stock this bright and bold range of bone china mugs and espresso cups.....they are simply gorgeous.

Mix and match to your hearts content - you'll struggle to find a bad colour combination. Believe me, we've tried!

So be it Pea Green or Union Jack'll enjoy having these in your home or office. 


FREE Print this Valentines Day when you spend £20! February 08, 2019 14:13


Spend £20 or more with us online between now and midnight on the 14th Feb, and we'll send you an A3 'All You Need Is Love' poster print worth £21 with your order, completely free!

No catches or gimmicks....just spreading the love this February. 

Love TNL X

Offer is limited to 1 poster per customer and is available whilst stocks last.

November Discounts.... November 01, 2018 10:42

As we start to think about Christmas lists and gift ideas, we'd like to give you a glimpse of what's in store at The Northern Line for the festive season.

We've also got some very special offers.....
10% off all products (use code NOV10)
15% Off when you spend over £50 + free UK shipping (use code NOV15)
25% discount  when you spend over £100 + free UK shipping. (use code NOV25)

All you need to do is enter your code at the check-out and we'll take care of the rest. 

Offer closes midnight Monday 5 November

There's plenty for the home and for gifts, so why not take a look at these latest offers and of course, have a mooch online.

Happy November - from The Northern Line

Festive Opening Hours December 12, 2017 12:14

Here's the low down on our opening hours over the Christmas period:


Saturday 23rd December 10-5pm

Christmas Eve 10-3pm

25th December – 1st January Closed


Saturday 23rd December 10-5pm

Christmas Eve – 10-3pm

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing Day – closed

Wednesday 27th – 10-4pm

Thursday 28th – 10-4pm

Friday 29th – 10-4pm

Saturday 30th – 10-4pm

New Years Eve – closed

New Years Day – closed


Usual Opening Hours resume Tuesday 2nd January at 10am


Online Gift Cards now available October 18, 2017 10:33

You can now buy online Gift Cards if you're struggling to decide on a gift for a loved one. You can redeem them across our whole products range, including all artwork. Click here to add one to your order.

Shopping made easy :)


Ulverston Paperweight October 17, 2017 12:38

We're thrilled to launch a new product this October - our Ulverston paperweight. This luxury glass paperweight features a version of our hugely popular 'The Colours of Ulverston' design. The paperweight arrives in a presentation box, making it a perfect gift idea. We hope you like it as much as we do! Available to purchase in store or online.

Ulverston Wednesdays October 17, 2017 12:23

We're delighted to say that we are now open on Wednesday's in our Ulverston store. You can shop with us between 10am and 3.30pm every Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Emma's Soap - Kind to skin, easy on the eye! August 16, 2017 17:08

We are now stocking Emma’s Soap. Handmade in the beautiful county of Devon and available in a range of five natural fragrances:- Jojoba, Rosehip, Avocado, Cocoa and Shea Butter. All hand made using natural oils using and the finest extra virgin oil with nothing else added, which means no petroleum or mineral oils, no artificial fragrances, colours or preservatives. We can tell you from personal experience that this soap adds a whole lot of luxury to your bathing – they feel amazing!

Not only is the soap fabulous to use, but the packaging looks lovely too, making the bars a great gift idea. Cleverly, every part of the packaging is also re-usable, including fair trade cotton fabric and re-cycled paper.

The soap is currently available in our Windermere store and our website, and will be hitting the shelves of Ulverston very soon!

Herdy comes to town! July 27, 2017 19:36

We're thrilled to have introduced local Lake District brand Herdy to the shelves at our Ulverston store. Pop in and browse the colourful range of kitchen and dining ware and gorgeous gifts including planters and money boxes. We love Herdy! 


Ulverston Reading Room - get your creatives juices flowing June 12, 2017 12:03 1 Comment

We've just heard that The Reading Room in Ulverston is now up and running. They are holding a series of creative writing weekends right here in the heart of Ulverston. 

The courses begin with a welcome supper on Friday evening at the venue with writing workshops on the Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds like a fab way to spend a weekend to us! Find out more and book a place by emailing - 

January Opening Hours January 05, 2017 11:26

During January we have revised store opening hours. They are:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri - 11am - 4.30pm
Wed - Closed
Sat - 10am to 5pm
Mon - Sat 11am to 4pm 

Christmas Deliveries December 12, 2016 17:29


The Wainwrights - New Poster Print November 05, 2016 11:23 1 Comment

Meet our latest poster design - The Wainwrights.
Designed here at The Northern Line and after a lot of hard graft we managed to include all 214 fells along with their heights into the design.
Available in 2 colour ways, it may just be the perfect Christmas gift for the fell walkers out there.......Available in store & online

Everlong Chalk Paint Workshop - Saturday 19th November October 03, 2016 16:24

Join us for a 1-day chalk paint workshop in Ulverston. Spend the day breathing new life into your furniture, and exploring decorative paint techniques and finishes, including stencils, decoupage, dry brushing, gilt creme and distressing. A fantastic workshop for anyone looking to get into chalk painting or have the chance to use different finishes.

£38 per person, which includes tea and cake!

Book online or email

Opening Hours - 15-19th September September 14, 2016 11:40

We've got some staff holidays over the next few days, so we have some slightly different opening hours:

Thurs 15th - 11-5

Fri 16th - 11-5

Sat 17th - 12-5

Mon 19th 11-5


The Northern Line X

Bank Holiday Discount Code! August 27, 2016 10:31

Enter code AUG15 at the checkout to grab 15% off ALL PRODUCTS  this Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy!

Fresh new designs for Tin Amps! August 24, 2016 16:32

Our Tin Amp portable speakers have been so popular with our customers over the last year, that we decided to take the plunge and create 2 of our very own bespoke designs exclusively for The Northern Line - and here they are!

The Lake District and Union Jack.

It's the same great sound from this amazing little product - so you can play your music on the go, any time any place.


Cycling Wheel of Fame - Infographic Style Cycling Poster August 13, 2016 13:09

The latest addition to our cycling poster range here at The Northern Line. Welcome to the Wheel of Fame! Perfect for lovers of cycling stats.....check out all your favourite riders and how they match up against one another. Tour de France, Vuelta, The Monuments and World Road's all there in a super stylish design, which will look amazing on your wall space. Enjoy!

Summer Hols are here! July 25, 2016 17:45

The long-awaited school summer holidays are now in full swing, and we're glad to see so many folk enjoying all the beauty that The Lake District has to offer, even the weather has been fairly kind:)

If you're looking for something to remember your holiday by, or a gift to take home, we have a great range of locally design products here at The Northern Line - from The Lake District T-shirts, postcards, greeting cards, mugs and posters. We've got something lovely to suit all budgets. Call in to our Ulverston store, or shop online with us.

Have a great summer break!

Love The Northern Line X


Lake District Fell Posters - New Designs Released! July 12, 2016 18:04

We're please to reveal a fab new range of contemporary, geometric design Lake District fell posters. The contemporary graphic styling and bold colour ways are sure to make a great design statement in your home. You may choose to go for a selection, as they work really well together as a collection. We love them so much that The Northern Line has taken them home too....:)

Gearing up for Summer June 29, 2016 20:29

We've just had a new delivery of these gorgeous summer drinking glasses by Sass and Belle. With 4 summer designs - pineapple, water melon, palm tree and flamingo, they are bang on trend and are the perfect summer accessory this season. They also make a great gift as they arrive in lovely matching packaging. Enjoy!