Then and Now Gallery

Cumbria is a landscape of much diversity, from its lofty ridges, mountain tops and steep fell sides, to its tumbling waterfalls, ancient woodlands, farm pastures and flowing becks in the dales below. It is a landscape that draws millions of visitors every year. But have you ever wondered what it may have looked like in decades past?

In this 'Then and Now' Gallery you can explore how the landscape has changed. You will see how flower-rich hay meadows have been replaced by the lime green of improved pasture, trees have been planted and houses have been built where there was once just farmland.

The present day photographs were taken by Mike Turner.