The tourist season in Cumbria launched in Pooley Bridge with a special event on Ullswater.
A campaign has also begun to promote accessible tourism in Eden for English Tourism Week.
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An earthquake measuring 1.7 on the Richter scale has been recorded in Cumbria.
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