Every summer in June, Whitehaven plays host to a large festival, originally celebrating it's maritime history the festival now takes a more culinary / air display theme though you will find a great diversity of exhibitors and stalls as well as a large funfair. The National Trust has a presence on the south side of the Harbour just past the Beacon. There are products made in Cumbria, continental foodstuffs, entertainment and exhibits galore.
Whitehaven and Ennerdale Ranger.
The best thing about my job is how different my two work places are, from mountain top to rocky shores the people inbetween are so helpful.
I work on the north western edge of the Lake District National Park and my role is very varied,from finance spreadsheets to hedgelaying and events. I manage the Whitehaven coast project, part of a larger partnership project called the colourful coast, see our website www.colourfulcoast.org.uk here our aim is to engage the community in the conservation of natural and built heritage.
In Ennerdale I represent the NT to our tenants and neighbours as well as the usual countryside tasks, here too is a partnership project called Wild Ennerdale, see the website at www.wildennerdale.co.uk