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Wainwrights - The Wheel Deal!

Wainwrights - The Wheel Deal!

The 214 Wainwright Fells here in the Lake District are and have been a constant source of fascination. Firstly because of the amazing and painstakingly researched 7 volumes of ascents and characteristics of these wonderful locations recorded by Alfred Wainwright. His ‘Pictorial Guides’ were published between 1955 and 1966 - the first of which was The Eastern Fells. What it initiated was the desire to complete all 214 ‘Wainwrights’ no matter how long it took - with not surprisingly 'Great End' in the Southern Fells, being the favourite choice of final ascent. Although the challenge to complete the 214 in the...

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TNL at The Rheged Centre

TNL at The Rheged Centre

We are delighted to announce that you can now find our Lake District related products in the North Lakes with our prints and products now available in the Rheged Centre Gift Shop. 

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Sweet William - great wet nosed inspired gifts.

Sweet William - great wet nosed inspired gifts.

As some of you know via our Dougie Dog posts on social media we do have a soft spot for pooches - so when we spotted the charming range of dog products produced by Sweet William - we were thrilled and more than happy to stock them in our Ulverston and Windermere shops. Sweet William is the brainchild of Emma Wood inspired by her lovely black labrador William. The company was set up in 2009 when Emma decided after 10 years of working in the City it was finally time to pursue a childhood love of pottery instead. Emma's collections are designed at her...

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Bespoke Ulverston mugs from Upland Clay

Bespoke Ulverston mugs from Upland Clay

Earlier this year on a trip to Borrowdale we spotted the most beautiful mugs for sale in the youth hostel. We found out that they were made by a local potter - Alicja from Upland Clay. She hand makes combining speckled clay with a smooth glaze to great effect. We got in touch to see if Alicja might make some bespoke mugs featuring The Monument in Ulverston for us here at The Northern Line. Alicja came up trumps with a brilliant design, and we’re happy to say that they arrived with us this week. The downside is that we only...

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Growbar - Water, plant and grow your own!

Growbar - Water, plant and grow your own!

We’re delighted to be stocking this highly innovative and ethical product which will make a lovely gift for all ages. That’s if you’re not tempted to keep them for yourself!

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