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Cumbria is a modern county in the North West of England containing the picturesque and much visited Lake District which contains England's highest mountain - Scafell Pike. It borders Scotland but remained fiercely English and was a late outpost of the Celts in England. Cumbria, Cumberland and Cymru (Wales) have a close and common derivation.

It is a combination of the more ancient counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. Traditions peculiar to the counties are a particular kind of Wrestling, still practised and a local dialect.

Egremont Crab Fair is a worthy Folk tradition, established in 1267 which includes a Gurning competition, climbing a greasy pole for a joint of meat and local wrestling. It was originally a Harvest celebration and takes place on the third Saturday of September.