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Thousands flock to Westmorland County Show

The show is well underway. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria's biggest agricultural show is now underway.

The Westmorland Show is a one-day event where show-cattle, sheep horses, goats, pigs, alpacas, dogs and poultry are up for sale.

The show always draws big crowds. Credit: ITV Border
Sheep are amongst the animals on display. Credit: ITV Border

The police and organisers have issued travel advice:

Motorists coming from the south are encouraged to exit the M6 at junction 35, take the A601 (M) signposted Carnforth / Morecambe / A6, second exit at the roundabout onto the A6 and then second exit at the next roundabout onto the A6070 via Burton-in-Kendal. There will be signage for the show.

For those coming from the north, the best route is to turn off the Brettargh Holt roundabout and head to Milnthorpe, turning left at the crossroads in the centre of the town.

Motorists should expect heavy traffic and are urged to avoid the area if possible."

– Organisers

These routes may not be the normal way that people would travel if they know the area, but we really do urge everyone to follow them. They may not be the shortest routes but with the amount of traffic expected for the event, they will be the quickest.”

– Inspector Paul Latham

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