The Sandale transmitting station
is the main radio
transmitting station for the county of Cumbria
, including the Lake District
. It broadcasts regional variations of BBC One
and BBC Two
. Main television channels come from the nearby Caldbeck transmitting station
The station is situated on the Caldbeck Fells close to the B5299 and eight miles south of Wigton. Its mast is 153m (502 ft) high.
Until 1993 it broadcast Radio Solway. Now it broadcasts Radio Scotland on the same frequency.