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Girlguiding in Cumbria South

From lakes and mountains to the sea, the guiding county of Cumbria South is a county of contrasts and a great place to live!

Here is just a flavour of our county:

Lakes and the seaside

Water is a major feature of the county, covering the southern part of the beautiful Lake District, extending up to Ambleside in the north, and including the Furness peninsula overlooking Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. Being so intrinsically linked to water gives our members lots of opportunities to take to it!

Mountains and valleys

From the majestic Lakeland fells to the lowlands of the Kent valley and Lune valley, our county is well placed for all sorts of adventurous activities amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK (in our humble opinion).

Urban and rural

Cumbria South includes the major Cumbrian industrial centre – Barrow in Furness, the Westmorland town of Kendal as well as the tourist hotspots of Ulverston, Ambleside, Bowness on Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale. We are also a rural county, with guiding taking place in many rural villages.

Divisions in Girlguiding Cumbria South

Guiding is split up into areas called divisions. In Cumbria South these are:

  • Barrow
  • North Lonsdale (Ulverston, Grange over Sands and surrounding areas)
  • Duddon (Dalton, Askam and Broughton and surrounding areas)
  • Lakes (Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead and surrounding areas)
  • Kendal
  • Kent Lune (area includes Kirkby Lonsdale, Sedbergh, Holme, Crosscrake)
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