Calling all map, art and Lake District lovers

This is cartography at its most creative and beautiful. Whether you’re a cartographer yourself, a fell walker or runner, a Lake District lover or simply have an appreciation for wall art, these 3D Lake District relief maps could fit on any wall, modern apartment to country house.

Created by husband and wife team Chris and Ruth Scammell from their base in the north western Lake District, these maps combine accuracy but without the graphic information found on so many 3D relief maps. Have pleasure in spotting your favourite Lake District fells before opening up your Ordnance Survey map for confirmation and reminiscing about each summit.

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A Signature Bronze Lake District relief map by Map Sculpture

These 3D Lake District relief maps are available in Classic, a striking metalized coated high definition formed plastic or Signature, in a choice of woods, metals and stone including bronze or cedar wood. The Classic form is available off the shelf with the Signature being a bespoke service and the ultimate piece of craftsmanship where the client can also be involved in the design process.

Contact Map Sculpture via and to view their full product range.

Ambleside – A Destination for all Seasons

Many people love to get away in January or February even if it’s just for a short break. It breaks up the end of the winter and is a little bit of a recharge after Christmas.

For people from southern Scotland, the North East, Manchester and Yorkshire, the Lake District is a ideal destination for a short break in the winter being roughly only a 2 hour drive, perfect. Cumbria, the Lake District is a varied region offering beauty as well as dramatic landscapes. For a short break then Ambleside and the South Lakes is hard to beat and just 20 miles from junction 36 of the M6.

Ambleside has the shops, some great places to eat and stay and once parked up, you really needn’t use the car again. There are walks of various lengths and for various abilities as well as a short walk takes people down to Lake Windermere and it’s just an absolute necessity to have a cruise down to Bowness or Lakeside. If the weather is really fierce then a cosy fireside pub location or Zeffirellis Cinema are alternatives.

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The ideal winter getaway – Ambleside
Being away from the busy summer months means not only are there some excellent offers available on accommodation but the likes of self catering providers open up for weekend for short breaks. Always an ideal choice when taking your 4 legged friend for a weekend away.

So many places to choose from to stay in Ambleside, right in the heart of the town or slightly out Either providing easy access to Grasmere, Windermere and the Langdale Valley for days out.

For a spot of luxury on a self catering break to Ambleside then head to The Lakeland Cottage Company with a choice of both dog friendly and pets not allowed cottages in Ambleside. Visit for more details.

In association with: Nurture Lakeland