Cumbria is open for business
It’s easy to be knocked down by an unsuspecting blow; Storm Desmond turned up out of nowhere and kicked us in the pants when all we had nothing but Christmas on our minds. But just like Cumbria’s native, tough and hardy little Herdwick sheep, this county cannot be broken. Cumbria is open for business – come see for yourself.
We were knocked down, and winded (metaphorically and literally), but we’re back, stronger and better than ever.
Yesterday over a Christmas meal a friend recounted that on finding a flooded bridge, her husband went to Armathwaite Hall, where he was offered a bed for the night – free of charge. He declined, parked his car, phoned a friend and proceeded to cross the bridge on foot.
Up to his chest in water, and passing a floating car, he continued. Eventually, he reached the other side. His determination not to be beaten got him across. Some might say it was madness, but this is the stuff of the steely Cumbrian resolve.
Before you start to panic, we’re not asking you to wade across bridges or rough it. All we ask is that you think before cancelling your trip. Cumbria is open for business – call and ask the people you’ll be staying with and find out what the situation is, and you willreceive advice on what to do and what to bring.
Cumbria is the second largest county in England
Pipped to second place by North Yorkshire by around 1000 square meters, Cumbria is a vast county with the M6 running through the middle. We are a few bridges down; some homes have been flooded, and farmers have lost some of their livestock. But there have been miracles too, check out this article about the farmer whose cow went with the flow, and was found 20 miles away in Carlisle.
So before you think it’s too difficult to travel north, remember the M6 is open; and what’s the use of iPhone or Samsung if you cannot download a couple of playlists for a sing-along. Don’t let a storm shake you off your path, it hasn’t shaken us, join us.
Cumbria is open, Cumbria is live and kicking back
You can find the article on the ‘Miracle Cow’
‘Miracle’ cow that was swept away by Storm Desmond floods is found safe and well on a golf course TWENTY miles away
In other news… A cow was found on a golf course 15 miles from its farm. Had been swept away and swam until spat out on dry land.
— Herdwick Shepherd (@herdyshepherd1) December 9, 2015
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3353257/Miracle-cow-swept-away-Storm-Desmond-floods-safe.html#ixzz3u2UzQ5s6