The county is set to welcome a one-of-a-kind café to one lucky town, as a team devoted to happiness and health plan to set up shop in the coming months.

One of the first of its kind in Cumbria, West Lakes Hemp – a café selling Cannabidiol (CBD) infused food and drink – is coming to Cleator Moor, with co-owners Nic Hewitt and Luke Woodend planning for an early-2021 opening.

The pair behind West Lakes Hemp, formerly known as Lakeland CBD, are currently in the process of developing the community hub and café, and look forward to sharing their products with West Cumbria.

Explaining their decision to take the leap and build their business, Nic said: “Going through the first lockdown gave us a lot to think about, and we re-evaluated our situation.

"We both decided it was time to come back home to West Cumbria, and we've always wanted to open a physical bricks and mortar shop.

“However, as an ethical and innovative company, we want to use the space for multiple purposes – a la'al coffee shop, a refill shop and a community hub."

From the hub, the team will sell a range of CBD oils, cosmetics and merchandise,along with their own branded tea, coffee, hot chocolate and other CBD products.

And the excitement isn't just temporary, as the duo can't wait to see what the future holds – and they have plenty of ideas lined up.

Nic said: "We have a five-year plan and we’ve got loads of ideas.

"The renaming of our company represents the new era of Lakeland CBD, as the focus on health and wellbeing continues to grow in our society.

"Under the new name, we can diversify and continue our plight to support our local community with their health, whether it be mental or physical.

“With the new facilities, we can finally make our products in house and make more of them and make them accessible to everyone.

"We're lucky enough to have been able to keep going through lockdown – we've supported each other through [lockdown] and used the time to look at how we can make the biggest difference, and having a base in the west is perfect for us!”

To keep up to date on all-things West Lakes Hemp, visit the team's Facebook page.