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More details - Wray Castle - Landmark in the Landscape
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Today to Mon 9 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters
Explore Cecilia Strickland’s life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words. Uncover the story of one of Sizergh’s influential eighteenth-century residents, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life in a new exhibition through the house and gardens...
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sat 23 Jun, Mon 25 Jun to Sat 30 Jun, Mon 2 Jul to Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Upping Sticks at Sixty
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District. James and Margaret Dawson were a middle-class couple, products of the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Reading Wray Castle
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out. You’ll be able to learn how the Gothic Revival style came about, how the practicalities of an early Victorian house were fitted in and how the Dawson’s personalised their new house.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 20 Jul

More details - 'Fusion"
Green Door are thrilled to be returning to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre with a new group exhibition of exciting and eclectic art. ‘Fusion’, with work from more than 30 Green Door artists, will include ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting. photography, printmaking and textiles.
Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal
Today to Sat 21 Jul

More details - Free 15 minute Meditation in the Temple
Everyone is welcome to join these free 15 minute guided meditations. Give your mind a treat! Experience some inner calm.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Today to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Garden walks
Join one of our volunteers for a guided walk around the gardens at Sizergh. You’ll find real variety in our seven-hectare garden - from the formal hot wall to the wilder landscape of the magnificent limestone rock garden. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Fri 22 Jun, Mon 25 Jun to Fri 29 Jun, Mon 2 Jul to Fri 6 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Matters of life and death
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved. Join us for a 30-minute guided house tour and enjoy a personal insight into the family life that forged one of our greatest poets - plus the story of how this special house was saved from demolition. Booking Not Needed.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Thu 21 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Where Poppies Blow
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War. Where Poppies Blow tells the story of a doomed generation, including poet Edward Thomas, author of Adelstrop, who fought to protect the fields, flowers and birds of Britain.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today to Thu 21 Jun, Sat 23 Jun to Thu 28 Jun, Sat 30 Jun to Thu 5 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Footprint - Yoga with Carly Harding
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment. Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people. Everyone welcome from complete beginners to experienced Yogis and Yoginis. Booking Essential. Phone: 07841 778 235.
Footprint
Today, Tue 19 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Tue 3 Jul, Fri 6 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Conserving William's garden
Join our head gardener for a guided tour. Meet our head gardener for a seasonal guided tour of William’s childhood playground and discover what it takes to care for a heritage garden. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Acorn Bank - Silent Space at Acorn Bank
Acorn Bank is taking part in Silent Space, a project that promotes stopping, switching off phones, cameras and social media, and just enjoying an oasis of quiet away from our often hectic lives. The Herb Garden, enclosed within brick walls, is a space which feels calm and reflective.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Tue 19 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Thu 28 Jun

More details - Footprint - Bushcraft Club
Come and join us at Bushcraft Club in the beautiful woods at Footprint. Learn bushcraft skills,woodland games, how to build your own shelter, woodland crafts, foraging, tracking and how to make a fire and try out some campfire cooking. Come play, get muddy and most of all have fun!
Footprint
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn every Tuesday for high adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Wray Runners at Wray Castle
Meet in the car park for running sessions of all abilities. These take place in the grounds of Wray Castle, where the panoramic lake views provide all the motivation you need to keep going.
Wray Castle
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Tuesday adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn for high-adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A poet in the making
Get a servant’s eye view of William’s childhood. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about how the happiness and tragedy of William’s childhood turned him into one of the world’s favourite poets. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Guided walks
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows. Take in the beautiful scenery as you chat about our nature conservation work and hear stories of how this spectacular landscape came to be.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Townend - Guided Tours
Want to find out how you can ’burn a candle at both ends’ and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant' Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries
Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time! Take your chance to see a usually private garden by the kind permission of owners Peter and Jo in their support for the British Red Cross!
Melkinthorpe Penrith
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A passionate nature
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth’s secrets. Join a 10-minute talk by a costumed servant to uncover the secret life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the woman behind one of the world’s greatest poets, and how she helped inspire the modern conservation movement. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 20 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Whitehaven Coast - Whitehaven beach clean
We’re joining up with the Colourful Coast Partnership to help remove marine litter and beach plastics. We provide all the equipment you’ll need (litterpickers, bin bags, gloves, sometimes even biscuits!). Just come along and join in. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Whitehaven Coast
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 15 Aug

More details - Lakeside Hotel & Rocky Bank - Open Garden for NGS
Two diverse gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere. Lakeside has been created for year round interest, packed with choice plants, incl some unusual varieties. Main garden area with herbaceous borders and foliage shrubs, scented and winter interest plants and seasonal bedding.
Lakeside Hotel & Rocky Bank, Ulverston
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 16 Aug

More details - Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A wonderful display of hellebores and spring flowers. Gardens on a series of terraces leading down to the R Leven and incl: rose garden, cutting garden, dell area, rock terrace, herbaceous borders and many interesting mature shrubs.
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 16 Aug

More details - Townend - A Taste of Townend
The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We’ll be cooking all afternoon where we’ll recreate some of the recipes. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, you can learn more about conservation and see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display. An opportunity to talk to the conservation team and learn about how the collection is managed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Record and cd fair
Collectable vinyl,dvds cds etc buy sell
Parish hall kirkland kendal
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Hard at work for the Wordsworths
Step back in time with the servants. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Walkers' Cruise
Take in the stunning scenery around Coniston Water on a combined a cruise and walk. Cruise down the length of the lake and then take an energising walk from Lake Bank back to Coniston Pier (12km) or from Parkamoor to Brantwood (7.5km). Booking Advisable. Dogs on leads welcome.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - The Beetham Make-Off
Let your child’s imagination run rampant as we present a spectacular one-day Lego workshop for children aged 7 and up! Join STEM’s Fran Ward for a day of Lego based challenges ranging from short and simple to time consuming and challenging.
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 23 Jun

More details - RD Glass half day beginners glass fusing course
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at fusing glass then why not come along? Suitable for those with no prior experience, in the course you will learn about different types of glass, compatibility, glass cutting and will come away with 2 to 4 pieces produced entirely by yourself.
4 Listers Cottages, Little Broughton
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 4 Aug

More details - International Yoga Day - Carlisle
Yoga in the Park Are you new to yoga and fancy giving it a go? Do you love yoga and want to try something new? Whatever your motivation, help us celebrate International Yoga Day in Carlisle for the first time! Renowned Yoga teachers from the area are offering FREE classes on 24th June 2018.
Bitts Park, Carlisle
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Acorn Bank - Garden Tours
Join one of our volunteers who specializes in plant based dyes for a tour around the gardens of Acorn Bank. All Acorn Bank tours are currently free of charge but donations are kindly accepted.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 29 Jul

More details - Public Talk with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong – Looking with Wisdom
Making everything that happens to you help you to become a better person. Learn how Kadampa Buddhism offers practical advice for busy life Enjoy a guided meditation and experience peace of mind Explore the peaceful grounds, stay for lunch or relax in the World Peace Café
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Go wild like William and Dorothy
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover. Hunt for amazing animals in the house, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Quiz Night
Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it’s 1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Orchard Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre sloping garden in old orchard. Plantsperson’s paradise. Winding paths, diverse habitats, secret vistas. All yr interest and colour. Collections of ferns (100+ varieties), hellebores (70+), grasses, cottage plants, geraniums, Acers (36) Hostas. Auricula theatres, ’imaginary’ stream, bog garden.
Orchard Cottage, Kendal
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Orchard Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre sloping garden in old orchard. Plantsperson’s paradise. Winding paths, diverse habitats, secret vistas. All yr interest and colour. Collections of ferns (100+ varieties), hellebores (70+), grasses, cottage plants, geraniums, Acers (36) Hostas. Auricula theatres, ’imaginary’ stream, bog garden.
Orchard Cottage, Kendal
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS
Approx 2 acres of sloping fell-side garden with meandering paths leading to a series of rooms: pond, fern garden, gravel garden with assorted grasses, vegetable and herb garden. Copse with meadow leading down to beck.
Ivy House, Brampton
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
5 very different gardens hidden down narrow lanes off the road south out of Grange. Sunbeams and Sunrise are on a steep hillside with views across Morecambe Bay; neither have any flat areas. Sunbeams is managed without using pesticides and has a small pond to encourage wildlife.
Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Sandhouse - Open Garden for NGS
A cottage garden with island beds of herbaceous perennials, foliage plants suitable for the flower arranger. Hidden seating areas to surprise the visitor, and lots of nooks and crannies. John is a multiple award winner for his floral arrangements including Chelsea GOLD, his latest in 2017.
Sandhouse, Carlisle
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Brathay Belter
Over a weekend in June we are offering a range of rides from the relaxed 15 miles of the Belter Short to the truly brutal 262 miles (and 19,500 feet of climbing) of the Brathay 262. All routes enjoy stunning Lake District scenery throughout and welcome refreshment for all finishers at Brathay Hall.
Brathay Hall, Ambleside
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Chapelside - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre organic windy garden below fell, around C18 farmhouse and outbuildings, latter mainly open. Fine views. Tiny stream, large pond. Alpine, herbaceous, raised, gravel, damp and shade beds, bulbs in grass. Extensive range of plants, many unusual. Relaxed planting regime.
Chapelside, Penrith
Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2017
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2018
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Felted flower brooches
Turn wool tops into felt, and shape a beautiful flower brooch that you can take home. Booking Essential. Phone: 015394 35143.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Footprint - Rustic Bench and Stool Making
Create a rustic greenwood bench or stool using hand tools. Your bench will be ready to take home at the end of the day, and will look fantastic indoors or out. Working with Gareth Thomas, you will learn all the skills to make a fantastic bench for your home or garden. Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits!
Footprint
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Sizergh - Garden Walks
Join a member of our garden team and discover seasonal garden surprises at Sizergh. Explore a stunning mix of bright, spring flowers complete with the original Lakeland daffodil carpets, the wildflower bank and Snakeshead Fritillaria, with fabulous views of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Fell Foot - Summer Willow Trail
Follow the willow sculpture trail of flowers, bugs and bees. Discover the will trail that leads down towards the meadow and explore the wildlife that thrives in one of our most treasured conservation areas. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sun 1 Jul to Tue 31 Jul

More details - Ewebank Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Relaxing, rural, wildlife friendly garden, ’green roof’ and sink gardens. Welcoming hens and suggestions of music. Large lawn slopes down to a stream where curved decking follows the gentle contours of the land.
Ewebank Farm, Kendal
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Ulverston Town & Country Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
7 gardens within a mile of historic market town, with its canal, lighthouse monument to Sir John Barrow and 18thC iron furnace - open to visitors at no extra charge. Hamilton Grove garden slopes down from a large terrace to the, now dry, canal feeder via beds of annuals and perennials.
Ulverston Town & Country Gardens, Ulverston
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hazel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Flower arrangers and plantsman’s garden. Extending to approx 5 acres. Includes mature herbaceous borders, pergola, ponds and planting of disused railway siding providing home to wildlife. Many variegated and unusual plants. Varied areas, planted for all seasons, S-facing, some gentle slopes.
Hazel Cottage, Armathwaite
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hallbankgate Open Gardens
Eight village gardens opening to the public for the first time. We have a couple of vegetable gardens plus a mixture of established and new gardens (and gardeners). Tickets available from Hallbankgate Hub (our community run shop and café). Refreshments and plant sales also at the Hub.
Hallbankgate Hub (shop and café) - to buy tickets, Hallbankgate, near Brampton, Cumbria
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS
’More Cornwall than Cumbria’ according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants, with dramatic views over the Morecambe Bay.
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Bampton summer sports
Bampton summer sports is a day of fun and games for all the family. Including the Bampton Cross Country race and Fell race plus lots of fun include the tug of war, sack race and many more There is Lots to do if sport is not your thing including BBQ, afternoon tea, welly throwing, bouncy castle, ice creams, fancy...
Bampton Memorial Hall Bampton
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Fell Foot - Meadow Month
Celebrate meadow month at Fell Foot with a big-themed willow trail and big bags galore! Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sun 1 Jul to Tue 31 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Langdale wildflower walks
Join one of our outdoor team on a guided walk of the Langdale Valley, focusing on wildflower meadows and the wildlife within. Learn about the rich history of the valley and about the landscape you see around you, and find out about the conservation work undertaken by the Ranger teams in the wider area.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 18 Jul, Wed 25 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Live music Fridays
Time to unwind after a busy day on the fells with live acoustics on the terrace in-front of an open fire, or in the hayloft if it’s raining. Kickback, relax and share your experiences. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Fri 6 Jul, Fri 13 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Alternative Perspectives: Dances of Universal Peace
With Mary Rabia Dowson. Weaving together movement and sound with stillness and silence we open and deepen into the sacred realm of heart. From here we can expand our horizons, cultivate a radiant attitude and a positive, peaceful atmosphere. Through sound and movement we harmonise and find the rhythm of our breath.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom Branthwaite Brow Off Market Place Kendal
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2018
A weekend of family fun on and beside Derwent Water. In the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph ’King Pocky’ Pocklington, if you like messing around on the water with the whole family, then this is the event for you.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Hill Top - Hay meadows day
We’re hosting a day of activities at Hill Top for National Meadows Day to celebrate the farm’s hay meadows and all that lives within them. To celebrate the unique hay meadow habitat, there’ll be ranger talks and guided walks to get you closer to the meadows. Walks start at 10.30am, 11.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Fell Foot - National Meadow Day Bio-Blitz
As part of Meadow Month we’re celebrating National Meadow Day with a family-friendly bio-blitz. Help our ranger team survey the wildlife in one of our hidden gems - the wildflower meadow. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Sing A New Song Summer Concert
Cockermouth Harmonic Society will be singing new songs on 7 July 2018, in All Saints Church, Cockermouth. The concert will start at 7.30pm. Ronald Corp, a British conductor and choirmaster, composed A New Song in 1999. It is a suite of settings of words from psalms and poets celebrating music in worship.
All Saints Church, Cockermouth
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - South Lakeland Lace Makers
Join South Lakeland Lace Makers and have a go at the traditional craft of bobbin lace making. Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Midsummer Miscellany Concert  - Furness Music Centre
Furness Music Centre Community Orchestra and Choir, with guests, from the Windermere Orchestra will perform a ’Midsummer Miscellany’ including items by Schubert - Unfinished Symphony (1st Movt.) Delibes - Le Roi S’Amuse, Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade Selections and many more.......
Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk
Join Action for Children at their Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk on Saturday 7th July at 12pm. A cross bay walk from Arnside to Kents Bank with refreshments at Abbot Hall Hotel after the walk. Step Out with us and help disadvantaged children in the UK.
Arnside Promenade
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Countryside Walks (5 miles)
Explore Helsington Barrows on this delightful walk and picnic. Explore the limestone grasslands of Helsington Barrows with botanical surprises and breath-taking views towards the Lakeland fells. The return to Sizergh will be via the park and wetland. Booking Advisable. Suitable for... Dogs on leads welcome.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Footprint - Connect with nature
Take time out to engage with nature and awaken a deeper and more mindful connection with the landscape and the wildlife within. Perfect for walkers, photographers, painters, gardeners and anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Booking Essential. Phone: 015394 88409.
Footprint
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore - Hay meadow day
This drop in event is to celebrate National Meadows Day, with scything demonstrations and talks to showcase meadows and their importance.
Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore, near Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Beckside Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Organic cottage garden with raised beds, herbaceous borders. Many unusual\new varieties of tender perennials and annuals, raised from seed and cuttings each year. Several interesting patio/seating areas. Productive greenhouse, again with unusual varieties. Ferns and summer flowering bulbs in pots.
Beckside Farm, nr Ulverston
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Cliffe Cottage, Kirklinton - Open Garden for NGS
Large garden with mature flower beds and trees. Productive vegetable patch and a small orchard. Wildlife pond with wild planting and bog garden. Homemade refreshments available.
Cliffe Cottage, Kirklinton, Carlisle
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Bay Hospitals Charity Piel Island Walk
Our guide, John Murphy will lead us across the sands to Piel Island. John has a wealth of knowledge of the area and castle on Piel.
Snab Point, Walney, Barrow in Furness over the sands to Piel Island
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Fernhill Coach House - Open Garden for NGS
Approx one acre garden - a riot of chaotic exuberance. From a stable yard, old tip and remnants of an orchard, seven years of hard work have resulted in a garden. Mixed borders, lots of vegetables, greenhouse, polytunnel, ponds and lots of roses.
Fernhill Coach House, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Cross Bay Walk for Rainbow House
oin Rainbow House and the Queen’s Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson MBE for a unique and picturesque 8 mile walk from the pretty promenade of Arnside to Kents Bank, near Grange over Sands.
Arnside Promenade, Arnside
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Abi and Tom's Garden Plants - Open Garden for NGS
The 1 acre nursery garden is a fusion of traditional horticultural values with modern approaches to the display, growing and use of plant material. Our full range of perennials can be seen growing alongside one another in themed borders be they shady damp corners or south facing hot spots.
Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Garden walks
Join one of our volunteers for a guided walk around the gardens at Sizergh. You’ll find real variety in our seven-hectare garden - from the formal hot wall to the wilder landscape of the magnificent limestone rock garden. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Tue 10 Jul to Fri 13 Jul, Mon 16 Jul to Fri 20 Jul, Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul to Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Fri 10 Aug, Mon 13 Aug to Fri 17 Aug, Mon 20 Aug to Fri 24 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Sizergh - Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters
Explore Cecilia Strickland’s life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words. Uncover the story of one of Sizergh’s influential eighteenth-century residents, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life in a new exhibition through the house and gardens...
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Tue 10 Jul to Sat 14 Jul, Mon 16 Jul to Sat 21 Jul, Mon 23 Jul to Sat 28 Jul, Mon 30 Jul to Sat 4 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Sat 11 Aug, Mon 13 Aug to Sat 18 Aug, Mon 20 Aug to Sat 25 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Tue 10 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Footprint - Yoga with Carly Harding
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment. Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people. Everyone welcome from complete beginners to experienced Yogis and Yoginis. Booking Essential. Phone: 07841 778 235.
Footprint
Tue 10 Jul, Fri 13 Jul, Mon 16 Jul, Tue 17 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Mon 23 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Mon 30 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug, Tue 7 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Mon 13 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Townend - Guided Tours
Want to find out how you can ’burn a candle at both ends’ and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant' Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Wed 11 Jul to Sun 15 Jul, Wed 18 Jul to Sun 22 Jul, Wed 25 Jul to Sun 29 Jul, Wed 1 Aug to Sun 5 Aug, Wed 8 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Wed 15 Aug to Sun 19 Aug, Wed 22 Aug to Sun 26 Aug, Wed 29 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Footprint - Make a Shave Horse
Make your own shave horse in an evening from greenwood. This is a wonderfully versatile piece of equipment for working with greenwood. It is used to grip the length of wood you’re working on and hold it steady to enable you to shape the wood using a draw knife or spoke shave. It also gives you somewhere to sit.
Footprint
Wed 11 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A passionate nature
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth’s secrets. Join a 10-minute talk by a costumed servant to uncover the secret life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the woman behind one of the world’s greatest poets, and how she helped inspire the modern conservation movement. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 11 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Wed 18 Jul

More details - Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Run by volunteers with the aim of promoting knowledge of the cultivation of plants particularly suited to Lakeland conditions. One of the best labelled gardens in the UK. National Collections of astilbe, daboecia, polystichum (ferns) and meconopsis. Set on the fellside with stunning views over Windermere.
Holehird Gardens, Windermere
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Arnside and Silverdale - Bats, Glow-worms and Creatures of the Night
Join the National Trust Rangers on Arnside Knott and enter the mysterious world of our nocturnal wildlife. We will hear owls hooting in the trees, see bats swirling overhead and discover eerie glowing creatures in the grass verges. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Arnside and Silverdale
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, you can learn more about conservation and see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display. An opportunity to talk to the conservation team and learn about how the collection is managed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 13 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Roy Bailey plays Kendal for the Winter Shelter
For over 60 years, Roy Bailey has been one of the UK Folk & Acoustic scene’s most loved and admired performers. Described as having one of the finest voices in the folk world, Roy has a large and loyal following worldwide.
St George’s Church, Castle Street, Kendal
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Walkers' Cruise
Take in the stunning scenery around Coniston Water on a combined a cruise and walk. Cruise down the length of the lake and then take an energising walk from Lake Bank back to Coniston Pier (12km) or from Parkamoor to Brantwood (7.5km). Booking Advisable. Dogs on leads welcome.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 4 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Hard at work for the Wordsworths
Step back in time with the servants. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Kirklinton Hall Opera
Renowned touring opera company, Regents Opera, return to Kirklinton Hall to perform The Barber of Seville a black tie gala event. In the 18th century, at the house of a doctor, Bartolo, keeps his niece, Rosina, confined in his house. He is her guardian. Rosina inherited a great deal of money from her parents.
Kirklinton Hall Kirklinton Carlisle
Sat 14 Jul

More details - The Manna House Garden Party
This year the Manna House Garden Party is moving from Abbot Hall Park to Gooseholme, but it’s still right in the heart of Kendal, right by the river and a lot of fun for all the family. Join us for an afternoon of tasty food and drink, craft stalls, live music and traditional garden party games.
Gooseholme, St George’s Walk, Kendal
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Holme Meadow - Open Garden for NGS
Village garden developed and landscaped from scratch by owners. Incl shrubbery, perennial beds supplemented by annuals;gazebo, pergola and trellis with climbers, slate beds and water feature, ornamental copse, pond, wild flower meadow and kitchen garden. Designed, planted and maintained to be wildlife friendly.
Holme Meadow, Carlisle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Winton Park - Open Garden for NGS
4- acre country garden bordered by the banks of the R Eden with stunning views. Many fine conifers, acers and rhododendrons, herbaceous borders, hostas, ferns, grasses, heathers and several hundred roses. Four formal ponds plus rock pool.
Winton Park, Kirkby Stephen
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Carlisle Race for Life 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events.
Bitts Park, Dacre Road, Carlisle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Carlisle Pretty Muddy 5K
Race for Life Pretty Muddy is Cancer Research UK’s brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
Bitts Park, Dacre Road, Carlisle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Robin Hood and His Merry Men
Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
Lanercost Priory, Lanercost, near Brampton
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Go wild like William and Dorothy
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover. Hunt for amazing animals in the house, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sun 15 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 4 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Quiz Night
Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it’s 1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 16 Jul, Mon 23 Jul, Mon 30 Jul, Mon 6 Aug, Mon 13 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Mon 27 Aug

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Where Poppies Blow
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War. Where Poppies Blow tells the story of a doomed generation, including poet Edward Thomas, author of Adelstrop, who fought to protect the fields, flowers and birds of Britain.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 16 Jul to Thu 19 Jul, Sat 21 Jul to Thu 26 Jul, Sat 28 Jul to Thu 2 Aug, Sat 4 Aug to Thu 9 Aug, Sat 11 Aug to Thu 16 Aug, Sat 18 Aug to Thu 23 Aug, Sat 25 Aug to Thu 30 Aug

More details - Footprint - Spoon Carving at the Footprint
Come to a day at the Footprint and learn to carve a spoon out of greenwood. Use traditional greenwood techniques to carve at least one spoon to take home or to give as a fabulous gift. Learn about the form and function of a good spoon and how to make the most of the wood for strength and beauty.
Footprint
Mon 16 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Matters of life and death
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved. Join us for a 30-minute guided house tour and enjoy a personal insight into the family life that forged one of our greatest poets - plus the story of how this special house was saved from demolition. Booking Not Needed.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 16 Jul, Thu 19 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Wray Runners at Wray Castle
Meet in the car park for running sessions of all abilities. These take place in the grounds of Wray Castle, where the panoramic lake views provide all the motivation you need to keep going.
Wray Castle
Tue 17 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn every Tuesday for high adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 17 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Footprint - The art of charcoal
Enjoy a day with Ro Thomas of Woodmatters and local artist Karen Lester making your own charcoal and then using it to create drawings. As well as preparing and baking the wood to make charcoal, learn about the history of the ancient craft of charcoal making in the Windermere area.
Footprint
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Tuesday adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn for high-adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 17 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A poet in the making
Get a servant’s eye view of William’s childhood. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about how the happiness and tragedy of William’s childhood turned him into one of the world’s favourite poets. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 18 Jul

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Guided walks
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows. Take in the beautiful scenery as you chat about our nature conservation work and hear stories of how this spectacular landscape came to be.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Wed 18 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Townend - A Taste of Townend
The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We’ll be cooking all afternoon where we’ll recreate some of the recipes. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Thu 19 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Dobbies Garden World - Carlisle
Dobbies Carlisle is easily accessible from the A595 and is just a few minutes drive from the popular small village of Dalston.
Orton Grange Carlisle
Fri 20 Jul to Sun 22 Jul, Fri 14 Sep to Sun 16 Sep

More details - Wray Castle - Upping Sticks at Sixty
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District. James and Margaret Dawson were a middle-class couple, products of the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool.
Wray Castle
Sat 21 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Footprint - Rustic Bench and Stool Making
Create a rustic greenwood bench or stool using hand tools. Your bench will be ready to take home at the end of the day, and will look fantastic indoors or out. Working with Gareth Thomas, you will learn all the skills to make a fantastic bench for your home or garden. Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits!
Footprint
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore - Nature discovery trail
Get hands on with our new nature discovery trail. You’ll get the chance to try bark rubbing, mini beast hunting and animal tracking. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore, near Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Sat 21 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Nature discovery trail
Leap into action at Tarn Hows. Discover fantastic feathered friends and monstrous mini beasts on our new accessible nature discovery trail. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Sat 21 Jul to Tue 24 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Landmark in the Landscape
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.
Wray Castle
Sat 21 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 21 Jul, Sat 18 Aug

More details - Eden Place - Open Garden for NGS
3 acre garden with many large perennial borders and island beds enclosed by tall hedges. Part of the garden is made over to aviaries with exotic birds, some are free - flying. Also a lake and a woodland walk.
Eden Place, Kirkby Stephen
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Sew a poppy field
Help to create a field of memories. Make a fabric poppy to commemorate someone dear to you and help us create a field of treasured memories. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Great War hands-on history
Your chance to handle objects from the First World War. Get to grips with original artefacts and try on uniforms from the 1914-18 conflict from the collection of Carlisle Military Museum. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Tue 24 Jul

More details - Hill Top - Seed planting
Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot. You’ll be planting your pots in the garden that Beatrix Potter created, and today is looked after by Pete, the gardener of Hill Top. Don’t worry, he’s much friendlier than Mr McGregor!
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Tue 24 Jul, Thu 26 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Get cooking in the kitchen
Make a mess making clapbread. Head for the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making traditional Cumbrian clapbread. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Tue 28 Aug

More details - Fell Foot - Summer of Sport
Come and try that sport you were always curious about at our brand new Active Base. Have a go at a range of outdoor activities throughout the summer holidays and get a taste for the great outdoors.With yoga, swimming, kayaking and much more of offer, there’s something for everyone. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Wed 25 Jul, Fri 27 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Become a natural artist
Make some wild art. Let nature awaken your creativity and make a piece of wild art from found objects or create a poem out of stones. We supply the materials - all you need to bring is your imagination. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Whitehaven Coast - St Bees beach clean
Join us and the Colourful Coast Partnership at St Bees beach to help remove marine litter and tackle the marine plastics problem. We provide all the equipment you’ll need (litterpickers, bin bags, gloves, sometimes even biscuits!). Just come along and join in. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome.
Whitehaven Coast
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Nature discovery trail
Leap into action at Tarn Hows. Discover fantastic feathered friends and monstrous mini beasts on our new accessible nature discovery trail. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Wed 25 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Nature Detectives
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger. Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Thu 26 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Kendal Calling
Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment.
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr. Penrith), Cumbria
Thu 26 Jul to Sun 29 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Walk on the wild side
Have fun on a family garden tour. Join a costumed servant on a family garden tour to taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to turn your own outside space into a wildlife haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Thursday family wild time
Join the rangers for a variety of family activities. You can try all sorts of new activities with the whole family, such as stream dipping, sand sculptures, beach combing and bug hunting. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Thu 26 Jul

More details - International Buddhist Summer Festival
It offers a unique opportunity to spend time with thousands of people from all over the world and to see first hand the universality of Buddha’s teachings and the power of modern Buddhism to transform the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston Cumbria
Fri 27 Jul to Sat 11 Aug

More details - Cumbria Steam Gathering
Live steel music performance by Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra from Stockport
Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Locale
Saturday the 28th of July will see the return of Locale – our tremendously popular one day festival to celebrate all of the great producers, makers and local businesses in and around the Arnside and Silverdale AONB!
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Sew a poppy field
Help to create a field of memories. Make a fabric poppy to commemorate someone dear to you and help us create a field of treasured memories. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 30 Jul, Mon 6 Aug, Mon 13 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Mon 27 Aug

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Storytelling
Drop in between 1pm and 3pm to hear the classic Beatrix Potter tales read aloud by one of the friendly volunteers. Surrounded by Beatrix’s original artwork from her little white books, in what was the office of Beatrix’s husband, there will be storytelling between 1pm and 3pm.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Tue 31 Jul, Tue 14 Aug

More details - Hill Top - Seed planting
Plant seeds with our very own Mr McGregor at Hill Top and take them home in a compostable pot. You’ll be planting your pots in the garden that Beatrix Potter created, and today is looked after by Pete, the gardener of Hill Top. Don’t worry, he’s much friendlier than Mr McGregor!
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Tue 31 Jul, Thu 2 Aug, Tue 7 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Fell Foot - Summer of Sport
Come and try that sport you were always curious about at our brand new Active Base. Have a go at a range of outdoor activities throughout the summer holidays and get a taste for the great outdoors.With yoga, swimming, kayaking and much more of offer, there’s something for everyone. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Wed 1 Aug, Fri 3 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Wed 29 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Family activity day
At Hoathwaite Campsite, join the rangers as they team up with Conserving Coniston & Crake for a day of freshwater fun for all the family on the edge of Coniston Water. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Become a natural artist
Make some wild art. Let nature awaken your creativity and make a piece of wild art from found objects or create a poem out of stones. We supply the materials - all you need to bring is your imagination. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 1 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Wed 29 Aug

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Walk on the wild side
Have fun on a family garden tour. Join a costumed servant on a family garden tour to taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to turn your own outside space into a wildlife haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 2 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2018
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Thu 2 Aug, Tue 21 Aug

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2017
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Thu 2 Aug, Tue 21 Aug

More details - Milnthorpe Art Exhibition 2018
Now in it’s 29th year the Milnthorpe Art exhibition provides the opportunity to purchase original art by accomplished local artists at affordable prices. It is the largest open art exhibition in the North West which means that artwork has already undergone a selection process.
St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe
Thu 2 Aug to Sun 5 Aug

More details - Crafty Vintage at Lowther Castle
Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration. We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine.
Lowther Castle. Penrith
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Sizergh - Countryside Walks (5 miles)
Explore Helsington Barrows on this delightful walk and picnic. Explore the limestone grasslands of Helsington Barrows with botanical surprises and breath-taking views towards the Lakeland fells. The return to Sizergh will be via the park and wetland. Booking Advisable. Suitable for... Dogs on leads welcome.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Beckside Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Organic cottage garden with raised beds, herbaceous borders. Many unusual\new varieties of tender perennials and annuals, raised from seed and cuttings each year. Several interesting patio/seating areas. Productive greenhouse, again with unusual varieties. Ferns and summer flowering bulbs in pots.
Beckside Farm, nr Ulverston
Sat 4 Aug

More details - Vintage and Classic Car Show
We are holding our annual Vintage and Classic Car Show in the grounds of Netherby Hall. Exhibitors can reserve a place now and reservations are FREE. Refreshments will be available.
Netherby Hall Longtown
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Hutton in the Forest Open Garden
The surroundings of this historic house include a walled garden, lake, topiary and woodland walk. The house and tearoom are also open For more information on the garden, visit hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk.
Hutton in the Forest Penrith
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS
’More Cornwall than Cumbria’ according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants, with dramatic views over the Morecambe Bay.
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands
Sun 5 Aug, Sun 2 Sep

More details - HPB Merlewood - Open Garden for NGS
Extensive and varied gardens with a dramatic view to Morecambe Bay from the terrace. Newly planted formal and terraced gardens surround the house. A woodland including a nature trail for children. The wood on the limestone crags contain a variety of tree species many of which are from the original Victorian planting.
HPB Merlewood, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre country garden with mixed planting, incl unusual trees, shrubs and some topiary. Small woodland garden and woodland glades. 2 ponds which encourage dragonflies. Several arbours where you can sit and relax. New paved topiary garden.
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Force Crag Mine Open Day 2018
Accessible only by foot, bike or National Trust 4x4, discover one of the Lakes most quirky yet fascinating secrets located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick - you’ll love it even if you’re not sure mining is quite your thing!
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Wed 8 Aug

More details - Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Thursday family wild time
Join the rangers for a variety of family activities. You can try all sorts of new activities with the whole family, such as stream dipping, sand sculptures, beach combing and bug hunting. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Thu 9 Aug

More details - The Lowther Show
We are very excited to welcome back the Lowther Show to the sporting calendar in August 2018, welcoming back the local community to a fantastic showcase of countryside living.
Lowther Castle, Penrith
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Berriedale - Open Garden for NGS
Suburban garden, surprisingly large with different areas and levels. Incl large vegetable plot (with award winning onions and leeks), pond, Japanese inspired border and many seating areas around the garden. Children love the fairy dell and mini trail.
Berriedale, Whitehaven
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Kirklinton Hall Open Garden
Built in the 17th Century and being restored to its former glory, Kirklinton Hall sits on a twelve acre site that features a beautiful part-walled garden. A scented rose maze and rose terraces surround the great hall and a herb garden provides traditional herbal cures.
Kirklinton Hall Kirklinton
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Rose Croft - Open Garden for NGS
Gardening on a steep slope with wildlife in mind. Naturalistic plantings, perennials and grasses pouring away from the top terrace, shrubs, rose arches and silver birches for supporting structure.
Rose Croft, Kendal
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Grange Fell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS
The allotments are managed by Grange Town Council. Opened in 2010, 30 plots are now rented out and offer a wide selection of gardening styles and techniques. The majority of plots grow a mixture of vegetables, fruit trees and flowers.
Grange Fell Allotments, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Holker Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
25 acres of romantic gardens, with peaceful arboretum, inspirational formal gardens, flowering meadow and Labyrinth. Summer brings voluptuous mixed borders and bedding. Discover unusually large rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas, and the National Collection of Styracaceae.
Holker Hall Gardens, Grange-over-Sands
Thu 23 Aug

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will
Wannasee Music Festival, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Holker Hall Bank Holiday Plant  2018
Holker Hall & Gardens Summer Plant Fair and Producers’ Market Held beside the cafe restaurant and gift shop, this quality plant fair continues to attract some of the top Northern’s plant specialists and growers and offers you a huge choice of plants for your gardens.
Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Acorn Bank - Garden Tours
Join one of our volunteers who specializes in plant based dyes for a tour around the gardens of Acorn Bank. All Acorn Bank tours are currently free of charge but donations are kindly accepted.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Sun 26 Aug

More details - The Cumbria Guitar Show 2018  - The Rheged Visitor Centre - Sunday 26th August
The Cumbria Guitar Show, now in it’s 20th year - The Rheged Visitor Centre just off the M6 Motorway, Penrith, Cumbria Live Music with Anth Purdy, Ken Nicol, Conor Thomas & The South Lakes Rock School Band Vintage & New Guitars BUY - SELL - TRADE Guitars, Amps, Accessories much much more.
The Rheged Centre - Redhils - Penrith - Cumbria
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Alternative Perspectives Lecture: Walking the Labyrinth
Karen Balmer specialised as a Mental Health Chaplain and has since specialised as a Labyrinth Facilitator with her masters in spirituality and healthcare. Many benefits have been found by those who have walked the labyrinth. It is a personal journey and best discovered with an open mind.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom, Branthwaite Brow, Off Market Place, Kendal
Fri 7 Sep

More details - Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days is your chance to explore for FREE. Peaceful and inspiring Modern Buddhist Temple and romantic gothic mansion surrounded by attractive gardens and woodland walks to the beach on Morecambe Bay (pick up a free walks leaflet). Café and gift shop.
Modern Buddhist Temple at Conishead Priory, 2 miles south of Ulverston on the A5087 Coast Road
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS
This 2 acre woodland garden in the tranquil Winster Valley has extensive views to the Pennines. The four season garden, restored since 2003, incl expanses of rock planted sympathetically with grasses, unusual trees and shrubs, climaxing for autumn colour. There are native hedges and areas of plant rich meadows.
Low Fell West, Kendal
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Sizergh Castle - Open Garden for NGS
acre limestone rock garden, largest owned by National Trust; Wild flower areas, hot wall and herbaceous borders, Productive ornamental kitchen garden and fruit orchard with spring bulbs. Terrace garden and mirror lake. Holders of the National Collections of Asplenium scolopendrium, Cystopteris, Dryopteris and Osmunda.
Sizergh Castle, Kendal
Mon 10 Sep

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries
Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time! Take your chance to see a usually private garden by the kind permission of owners Peter and Jo in their support for the British Red Cross!
Melkinthorpe Penrith
Wed 12 Sep

More details - Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Forty acres of Park, Woodland and Gardens to explore. The Formal Thomas Mawson Garden has fine examples of herbaceous planting, seasonal displays and magnificent views of the Lakeland Fells.
Rydal Hall, Ambleside
Thu 13 Sep

More details - Westmorland County Show
Awarded Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year for 2015, Westmorland County Show is one of the UK’s favourite agricultural Shows and Cumbria’s largest livestock Show. Come and enjoy a premier event that celebrates the best of farming, food, and country life and is always a fantastic day out.
County Showground,Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Thu 13 Sep

More details - Heritage Open Days 2018
Free admission Heritage Open Days is your chance to visit thousands of buildings and places across England for FREE. Our 12th year of being part of this national voluntary event. You can look around on your own.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Sat 15 Sep and Sun 16 Sep

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Thu 27 Sep to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 29 Sep, Sat 20 Oct, Sat 3 Nov

More details - Church View - Open Garden for NGS
Its all about the plants! Less than ½ acre of garden but with layers of texture, colour and interest in abundance, this is a garden for plantaholics. Plant combinations are at the heart of the design.
Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland
Sun 30 Sep

More details - Newton Rigg College Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Our Educational Gardens have much of horticultural interest incl herbaceous borders, ten ponds, decorative and productive organic garden, woodland walk, seasonal borders, Pictorial Meadows, Pleached Hornbeam Walkway and extensive range of ornamental trees and shrubs.
Newton Rigg College Gardens, Penrith
Mon 1 Oct

More details - Alternative Perspectives: Rasputin Re-imagined.
A talk by the always-interesting Tim Shuker.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom Branthwaite Brow Off Market Place Kendal
Fri 5 Oct

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, ’The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’. A 10 minute talk introducing the two prominent female figures of Wray: Margaret Dawson and Beatrix Potter.
Wray Castle
Sat 13 Oct to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Langdale Marathon
A beautiful, challenging marathon course set in England’s most spectacular mountain scenery. The Langdale Marathon has a reputation as the toughest road marathon in the UK.
Sticklebarn, Great Langdale
Sat 20 Oct

More details - Langdale Half Marathon
A beautiful half marathon in the heart of the Lake District. This stunning course takes in the Great Langdale and Little Langdale valleys with 360° views of the surrounding fells. To add to the experience this course has a reputation as one of the toughest half marathons in the UK.
Sticklebarn, Great Langdale
Sat 20 Oct

More details - Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael: Tickets avaiable.
Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle
Fri 26 Oct

More details - Crafty Vintage at The Wnter Droving Penrith
THE MAGICAL DAY OF RURAL CELEBRATION, FOOD, FUN, GAMES - MASQUERADE AND FIRE IN PENRITH CUMBRIA A right rural gathering including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts.
The Old Fire Station, Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria
Sat 27 Oct

More details - The Christmas Fair @ Rheged
An early Christmas Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Food Fair held in two exhibition halls in the Rheged Centre. This two -day event will provide a diverse and interesting mix of exhibitors from across the North of England and Scotland. A great place to start that Christmas shopping.
Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria
Sat 27 Oct and Sun 28 Oct

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle’s story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.
Wray Castle
Mon 29 Oct to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS
For 2 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a kitchen garden. A natural stream runs into a small lake - a haven for wildlife and birds.
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Alternative Perspectives: Art and Inspiration
A presentation by well-known Lake Artist Tiana Marie.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom, Branthwaite Brow, Off Market Place, Kendal
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Girl Power
Girl Power. Artists performing: Girl Power .: Tickets avaiable.
Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle
Fri 9 Nov

More details - Workington Model Railway Exhibition 2018
The largest Model Railway Exhibition in Cumbria is staying at its new venue. Easier to find, lots of free parking, full refreshment facilities, all areas accessible, light and airy so worth making the effort to come and see us if you have not been for a while, or even for the first time.
Energus Building, Lillyhall, Workington.
Sat 17 Nov and Sun 18 Nov

More details - Langdale Christmas Pudding 10K
GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT A 10k course through the beautiful Great Langdale valley. The Langdale Christmas Pudding run has become a popular event to start the festive season. With over 1000 entered at it’s peak, the race appeals to all who enjoy the fun side of running.
Sticklebarn, Great Langdale
Sat 8 Dec

More details - Christmas Concert
Furness Music Centre Community Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert
St.Mark’s Church, Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness.
Sat 8 Dec

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 15 Dec

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