The Archbishop of York kicked off his day in Cumbria with a visit to Blunderfield Farm in Kirkoswald near Penrith.
He met with farmer Brian Armstrong, who explained the challenges the farming community has faced since foot and mouth.
He then went on to visit the newly re-built Trinity School in Carlisle where he met staff and pupils for a questions and answers session.
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Paul Brand & guests - including Lib Dem leadership favourite Tim Farron & the SNP's new Border MP Calum Kerr. Watch the full programme here:
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Preparations have begun for a two day mountain biking event, the Enduro World Series, in the Tweed Valley this weekend.