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The site incorporates the community websites of Dalston and Cummersdale, as well as the Dalston Show, Carlisle Speakers and the Mungrisdale Writers. Other community sites, encompassing Sebergham and Caldbeck will follow. As with all of these community based websites, it is hoped that as many people as possible will feel moved to contribute.

The Caldew valley is rich in history and, over time this community site will provide an insight into the past. The River Caldew is some 30 miles in length running through very rich agricultural land on the Cumbrian Plain before joining the River Eden in Carlisle. Down through the ages the banks of the River Caldew have been studded with industrial activity including mines, mills, breweries, as well as modern factory complexes such as Nestle in Dalston and Pirelli in Carlisle.

From time to time we will feature places of great interest. Once such place is Skiddaw House. AT 1550 feet above sea level, and a good three miles from the nearest road, the former gamekeeper's and shepherd's residence is set among the wild Back 'o Skiddaw fells and is a landmark for weary walkers. You can find out more about Skiddaw House by clicking here. You can pin-point its exact location by clicking here.

This website is supported by local business who can advertise here and run special sponsorships to promote their products. alongside are some of the many businesses that support the Caldew group of community websites. By clicking an ony of these links you will be taken to the advertiser's webcard. Click here for more information about advertising on the website.

Monthly Statistics If you have ever wondered if community websites are well used. Have a look at the January 2007 statistics for the Dalston community webiste by clicking here. With approaching 12,000 visitors in January 2007 the Dalston site provides excellent exposure for the site's advertisers. The month's page analysis shows that the most popular pages were business related. is very much in its infancy and is intended to grow rapidly as more material is provided.