Bellringing in Cumbria

We represent church bell ringers around the Lake District in north, west and east Cumbria and parts of the Furness peninsula.

There is never a better time to learn to ring bells, than now.

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The Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

Our towers are scattered from Irton in the West with its magnificent view of Wasdale, and St Bees on the Irish Sea coast, across to the edge of the Pennines in the East where Appleby and Kirkby Stephen are linked by the Settle-Carlisle Railway. In the centre lies Keswick surrounded by northern fells of the Lake District, and in the north, Carlisle and Brampton are close to the Scottish border and Hadrian’s Wall. Whether you are a tower grabber or planning a holiday with some ringing allow plenty of time for your visit.

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Notes from a Striking Competition

Hilary Ward writes: It was a lovely afternoon in the sunshine meeting up with familiar faces and I think it proves to be one of [...]

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Border Mini Bells at Dalemain 20th April

Andrew Warboys writes: A delightful day of spring sunshine saw the Borders Mini Bells team make their third visit to the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards [...]

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Fond Farewell to our President

The Venerable Dr Richard Pratt, who is the CDG President, retired from his work as an Archdeacon in the Carlisle Diocese towards the end of [...]

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