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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:

Denton Holme & River Caldew

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Meet at the top of Denton Street, Denton Holme, CA2 5DY


Hadrian and Knowfield Woods

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Meet at Morrison’s supermarket car park, Kingstown Road, Carlisle, CA3 0QZ



Wednesday 25 May 2022

Meet at Village car park, CA5 7PJ



Wednesday 8 June 2022

Meet at the village green, CA4 8ET


Kingmoor South Nature Reserve South

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Meet at Nature Reserve car park, Kingmoor Road, CA3 9QJ


The Swifts Urban Nature Reserve

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Meet at Swifts Bank Car Park, CA1 1JG (pay & display)


River Eden & Etterby

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Meet at Carlisle Cricket Club, Edenside Bridgewater Road, Carlisle CA3 9NS



Tuesday Trundle Walks

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.

Please note that booking is not required, please just attend on the morning of your chosen walk. For further information please contact Carlisle City Council on 07935 001511.  

All walks start at 10.30am.

3 May 2022

Hesket Newmarket

Grade 3

4 miles

Meet: In car park in village near brewery.

OS: NY 342 386 // PC: CA7 8JG

Notes: Good footwear please.


17 May 2022

Edenhall “The Ladies’ Walk”

Grade 2

3.5 miles

Meet: Langwathby village green.

OS: NY 569 337 // PC: CA10 1LW

Notes: River, church and some road walking.


31 May 2022

Gilsland and the River Irthing

Grade 3

3.75 miles

Meet: Gilsland car park next to village school.

OS: NY 630 662 // PC: CA8 7AA

Notes: Walks through fields and woodland, plus some road walking. Steep ascents.


14 June 2022

Talkin Head

Grade 3

4.25 miles

Meet: outside Church in Talkin village

OS: NY 550 573

Notes: Climb the fell with beautiful views - uphill sections on rough paths.


28 June 2022

River Eden

Grade 2

5 miles

Meet: Sheepmount Stadium Car Park

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

Notes: Circular walk via the Northern Development Road.


12 July 2022


Grade 2

4 miles

Meet: The Queen’s Car Park.

OS: NY 464 564 // PC: CA4 8PA

Notes: Can be wet/muddy in places 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