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Welcome to Art's and Culture

Whatever the new ‘normal’ is there’s never been a more poignant and exciting time for arts and culture. Like very thirsty people we’ve all been dreaming of slaking our creative thirst. There’s real positive energy just bursting to get out. Be part of these exciting times, there are already many ways to get involved (some listed below) but there’s always room for new ideas.

So sharpen those pens, dust off the brushes, or have a gargle and get your voice ready. Here’s to it. Scroll down for more information or use our interactive map and lists of exciting museums and monuments.

Walking Programmes
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Walking Programmes

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Walking for Health

Did you know that walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active and become healthier?

Come and join one of our health walks and enjoy the social and health benefits of walking as part of a group.

Please note that places on walk must be pre-booked and spaces on each walk are limited. To book a place call 07935 001511 or email [email protected]

Take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle with this programme of FREE easy, one hour walks.

All are on good paths but please wear sensible footwear.

Each walk will take place on a Wednesday at 10.30am and 1pm:

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Wednesday 29 September

Meet at Talkin Tarn car park, CA8 1HN (Pay and Display)


Bitts Park

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Meet at Bitts Park car park, CA3 8UZ (Pay and Display)



Wednesday 27 October 2021

Meet at village car park, CA5 7PJ


Rickerby Park

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Meet at the Swifts Bank Car Park (beside The Turf pub), CA1 1JG

(Pay and Display)


Kingmoor Sidings Nature Reserve

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Meet at the entrance to the nature reserve at the end of Balmoral Court, CA3 9PW


Christmas Walk and Get Together

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Details to follow


Carlisle City Centre Walk

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Meet outside of the Old Town Hall, Greenmarket, CA3 8JE


Carlisle Street Art Tour

Wednesday 2 February 2022

Meet outside of the Old Town Hall, Greenmarket, CA3 8JE



Wednesday 16 February 2022

Meet at the footbridge at Denton Street, Denton Holme, CA2 5DU


Kingmoor Nature Reserve North

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Meet at the entrance to the Nature Reserve on Chandler Way, Kingstown (at the side of ASDA), CA3 0JQ


River Eden & Engine Lonning

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Meet at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium, Mayor’s Drive, CA3 8XL



Wednesday 30 March 2022

Meet at Longtown Community Centre, Arthuret Road, Longtown, CA6 5SJ


Tuesday Trundle Walks

Autumn is a beautiful time of year for a walk.

Why not sign up for a Tuesday Trundle and discover a new walk in your local area.  All walks are led by one of our knowledgeable and experienced volunteer walk leaders.

To book call Helen on  07935 001511 or email [email protected]

All walks start at 10.30am

25 January 2022

Denton Holme to Dalston

Grade 1

3.7 miles

Meet opposite Carlisle Cemetery on Richardson Street.

Postcode: CA2 6AA // OS: NY 391 545

Notes: Linear walk, return options:

  • Car share leaving one car in Dalston
  • Use bus (Reays 74/75)
  • Walk back independently


8 February 2022

Talkin Tarn and Rowbank Woods

Grade 2

4.5 miles

Meet at Talkin End Car Park

Postcode: CA8 1BF // OS: NY 543 583

Notes: Can be wet/muddy in places and some road walking. Steps over railway.


22 February 2022

River Eden

Grade 2

5 miles

Meet at Sheepmount Stadium Car Park

Postcode: CA3 8XL // OS: NY 395 567

Notes: Circular walk via the Northern Development Road.


8 March 2022

Wetheral and Great Corby

Grade 2

4 miles

MEET Wetheral Village Green

Postcode: CA4 8ES // OS: NY 466 545

Notes: Steps over railway bridge. Some road walking.


22 March 2022


Grade 2

4 miles

Meet at Skelton Sike lay-by - follow B6357 through Canonbie, turn left immediately after bridge, follow road until reach layby on the left

Postcode: DG14 OXA // OS: NY 394 772

Notes: A circular walk on good rural tracks and minor roads. One short but steep ascent aided by stone steps.



6 April 2022

Eamont Bridge & Brougham Hall

Grade 2

4 miles

Meet at the Beehive Inn Car Park

Postcode CA10 2BX OS: NY 523 284

Notes: River, Castle and some road walking.



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Useful Information and links

A Strategic Framework for Culture in Carlisle was initiated in 2019 by a small steering group of Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust and the University of Cumbria.  The consultation was designed to not only engage existing cultural specialists but to encourage a diverse range of voices representing diversity, business, education, health, individual and freelance artists and creative practitioners to contribute to shaping the future arts and cultural agenda.

Discover Carlisle has lots of ideas for things to see and do in and around England’s biggest city

"A virtual hub for all things multicultural in Cumbria. Sharing our similarities and celebrating our differences"

    Cumbria Arts & Culture Network 

      Prism Arts

   Eden Arts

   Carlisle Contemporary Arts 


There are a number of historical monument in and around Carlisle.  Please see the downloadable Monuments and Memorial Guide below.

Public art

Professional street art is growing in the city as show cased in this Cumbria Guide article.  


Landmark Street Art


The Source Collective  

Theatre and Drama


  Rocket Theatre