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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.

Kingmoor North Nature Reserve (CA3 OJQ)
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Kingmoor North Nature Reserve (CA3 OJQ)

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Kingmoor North is a wildlife haven sandwiched between a growing industrial city. Assess by foot is gained from Kingstown Broadway, Bankend Road, A689 ,Chandler Way, Coopers Way various entrances from Kingmoor Park and also from Kingmoor South Nature Reserve


Park Features

Carlisle City Council provide a variety of activities within the park:

  • Cycleway runinng from the south to the north of the site
  • Some surfaced paths, however some paths are unsurfaced and uneven
  • Benches around site to sit back and listern to the bird song in the trees around

Park history:

  • The site was designated as a nature reserve in 1913, making it the oldest in Cumbria.  Cumberland Nature reserve association was established in 1914 when the Corporation of Carlisle handed over the historic common of Kingmoor to be used as a nature reserve
  • The 1st annual report of the association explained how a “watchers” fund was established to generate income to maintain the reserve. The report goes on to outline the activity in the reserve which included over 100 bird nests under observation, 15 species of butterfly, 122 species of moths,  257 species of beetles and 120 varieties of plants.
  • Once a continuous strip of woodland over 2km long, the central section of the reserve was felled in 1933 to build an airfield. The airfield later became the Kingstown Industrial Estate

Opening Times

  • Kingmoor North Nature Reserve is open all day, every day.



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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