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Natalie loves the community – and the climate – in Cumbria

Published on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Categorised under: Work, Play, Active , Lake District, Lifestyle, NHS, Relocation

Dr Natalie Hawkrigg, 44, is a GP partner in Caldbeck Surgery in The Lake District and lives in Hesket Newmarket.

Natalie returned to the UK after spending 12 years in Perth, Australia and has found her perfect career in the heart of a rural community in Cumbria.


Natalie enjoys an outdoor lifestyle with mountain guide and photographer husband Steve and their family, but she has also found a range of cultural events in Cumbria.

“I’d describe myself as a fell runner, and recently did the Bob Graham, which was a massive challenge with 42 summits in 24 hours,” she said. “We have a very active outdoor life and friends with similar interests.

“If you’re into the outdoors, there’s so much going on with events such as Kendal Mountain Festival.

“However, if you look away from the mountains, you’ll see the culture in Cumbria. My husband is into music and we go to loads of concerts at places like the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, and there are great festivals such as Kendal Calling and Solfest.

“I’ll never leave as Cumbria is such a fun and welcoming place to live and work.”

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