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The Olympic Flame is set to hit Cumbria on 20 June and the county's Olympic chiefs are offering advice for families, friends and communities to plan their celebrations.
Lit by the rays of the sun at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, the Olympic Flame arrived in the UK on 18 May 2012 and set off on a 70-day relay bringing the excitement of the Games to everyone. (Further details of the whole route can be found at www.london2012.com)
The Olympic Flame stands for peace, unity and friendship and will be carried by 8,000 inspirational torchbearers on its journey around the UK.
The Flame arrives in Cumbria on Wednesday, 20 June, arriving first in Brough in the afternoon, then on to Penrith (further information can be found at www.eden.gov.uk/olympictorchrelay) and up to Carlisle for approx 6pm.
Carlisle will celebrate the arrival of the Torch (Wednesday, 20 June) with an evening celebration in Bitts Park. (Further details can be found at www.carlisle.gov.uk/2012olympics)
Carlisle is the only city in the UK to have the flame visit twice, with the second visit at approx 10.15am on Thursday 21 June when it will pass through on its way to Bowness-on-Windermere.
This route takes in Wigton, Aspatria, Maryport, Flimby, Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Keswick, Grasmere and Ambleside, (further details at www.copeland.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=2420 and www.allerdale.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/london-2012-olympics/olympic-to...) and will arrive in Bowness-on-Windermere for an evening celebration at approximately a 7.45pm. (Further details at www.southlakeland.gov.uk//leisure-and-culture/countdown-to-the-olympics....)
For further safety information please visit www.cumbria.police.uk/advice-and-information/olympic-games-2012 or www.btp.police.uk/london_2012.aspx, and www.cumbria.nhs.uk/YourNearestServices/Event-health-advice.aspx for information about health.
For an overview of these links visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/2012olympictorch