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A buyer for Stickle Tarn?

A group of open water swimmers are hoping to buy Stickle Tarn Credit: ITV Border

A group of open water swimmers in Ambleside are hoping to form a consortium in order to buy Stickle Tarn.

It is on the market with a guide price of between £20,000 and £30,000.

Pete Kelly who runs Head to the Hills, an open water swimming school, is asking people to get in touch with serious bids.

Public access won't be affected

Stickle Tarn is one of eight properties going on sale Credit: ITV Border

Stickle Tarn has gone on sale alongside seven other properties in the Lake District National Park.

But Park Authorities have said that the sales won't affect existing public access.

They say that the money earned from the sales will be put into other National Park properties.


Stickle Tarn for sale

One of the Lake District's best known beauty spots is being sold off by park bosses.

Stickle Tarn, in the Langdale Pikes, is one of seven areas that has been put on sale by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Stickle Tarn has a guide price of £20,000 to £30,000. Credit: ITV Border

It is on the market with a guide price of between £20,000 and £30,000.

Pedestrian killed in Windermere tractor crash

The crash involving a tractor occured on the A591 at Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere Credit: ITV

A pedestrian has died after being involved in a crash with a tractor and a car in Windermere.

The incident happened on the A591 at Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere at around 4:30pm on Friday. The pedestrian, a 59-year-old woman from the Kendal area, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the driver of the tractor and the car were uninjured.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Keswick Mountain Festival's programme released

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is set to speak as part of the 2015 lineup Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Keswick Mountain Festival has unveiled the details of its 2015 programme.

Olympic, European and Commonwealth triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is set to be a guest speaker at the event.

The festival will run from May 14 to 17 in the Lake District, and will offer a mixture of outdoor activities, speakers, sports events, and live music.

Mountain Rescue Team helicopter training

A new type of helicopter has been put through its paces in the Lake District, before it starts coming to the aid of walkers who get into trouble on the fells. Rescue teams from across Cumbria have been given training today, to see how the new aircraft differs from the RAF Sea King, which has been used for decades. Jenny Longden reports.

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