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More details - Footprint - Family Bushcraft Camp
Two days of fun and memorable experiences. Learn effective fire-lighting and bushcraft skills, build and sleep in your own shelter, greenwood carving skills, campfire cooking, nature walk and storytelling. Specifically aimed at families, all ages welcome.
Footprint
Today

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 hear about how the Gothic Revival style came about, how the practicalities of an early Victorian house were fitted in and how the Dawsons’ personalised their new house.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 19 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Upping sticks at sixty
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a 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 19 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - The survival of Wray Castle
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place. Wray Castles life has been divided equally between family home and institution. Laboratories and training colleges occupied it until recently when the last tenants left.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 19 Jul

More details - Summerdale House - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre part-walled country garden set around C18 former vicarage. Several defined areas have been created by hedges, each with its own theme and linked by intricate cobbled pathways. Relaxed natural planting in a formal structure. Rural setting with fine views across to Farleton Fell.
Summerdale House, Lupton
Today

More details - Chapelside - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre windy garden below fell round C18 farmhouse. Open outbuildings. Fine views. Tiny stream, large pond. Alpine, herbaceous, gravel, damp and shade areas, bulbs in grass. Wide range of plants, many unusual. Relaxed planting regime. Run on organic lines. Art constructions in and out, local stone used creatively.
Chapelside, Penrith
Today, Sun 30 Jun

More details - Cumbrian Dialect Service
This will be a service with a difference, including some hymns and readings in Cumbrian dialect! A special service to give thanks and celebrate the Lakeland Dialect Society and to mark its 80th anniversary.
Carlisle Cathedral Carlisle Cumbria
Today

More details - Askham Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Askham Hall is a Pele Tower incorporating C14, C16 and early C18 elements in a courtyard plan. Opened in 2013 with luxury accommodation, a restaurant, spa, cafe and wedding barn. Splendid formal garden with terraces of herbaceous borders and topiary, dating back to C17.
Askham Hall, Penrith
Today

More details - Swarthmoor Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Formal gardens and wild flower meadow. Wild purple crocus meadow in early spring: late February or early March depending on weather, earlier if mild winter later if cold and frosty. Also, good displays of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips in spring.
Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston
Today

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 19 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
Today, Sun 23 Jun, Sun 30 Jun

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. Our guided tours are very popular and places are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today, Wed 19 Jun to Sun 23 Jun, Wed 26 Jun to Sun 30 Jun

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. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Solve all the clues to win your prize. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Wed 31 Jul

More details - Sizergh - Gardener's tour
Have you always wondered what plants are best for your own garden, or not sure where to start' Uncover the delights of Sizergh’s garden in all seasons and speak to an expert about your own garden. Running on the first Sunday of every month. 7 April - 6 October. 11am and 1.30pm. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Sun 23 Jun, Sun 30 Jun

More details - Sizergh - Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail
Beware, the past is full of surprises... Take our family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous! Cecilia Strickland was known to take hemlock for her ailments, but little did she know it was actually poisoning her.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - This Land is Our Land
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankinds relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices. An exhibition exploring natures power to shape us and the impact we, in turn, have on the environment.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today to Thu 20 Jun, Sat 22 Jun to Thu 27 Jun, Sat 29 Jun, Sun 30 Jun

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Collaborative embroidered banner
Head to our studio where you’ll find all you need to make a small piece of embroidery by hand to add to our banner or take home. By the end of the year, the complete banner will be on display for visitors to admire.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Sun 21 Jul

More details - Sizergh - The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp
Follow the threads of Sizerghs textile history from the Anthony and Cleopatra Flemish tapestries, to the newly rediscovered bedspread of James II. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Tue 18 Jun to Sun 23 Jun, Tue 25 Jun to Sun 30 Jun

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 Sizerghs 18th century lady of the house, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life inspired by her surviving letters. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Tue 18 Jun to Sun 23 Jun, Tue 25 Jun to Sun 30 Jun

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Pastimes from the past
Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy would have enjoyed. Play snip snap snorum, have a game of skittles or a jingling match. Then count sheep in Cumbrian, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Sun 23 Jun, Sun 30 Jun

More details - Sizergh - Guided Walk: Sizergh Fell
Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walk on Sizerghs farmed estate. This short walk is a Sizergh must! Discover important archaeological sites (including a pre-historic burial mound) and glimpse the incredible views over Morecambe Bay.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 17 Jun, Mon 24 Jun

More details - Footprint - Drawn to Nature - Sculpture
On this 8 week course with Amy Williams, you’ll be able to discover the creative possibilities of making art and craft in the natural environment, using natural materials such as willow, wool, feathers and clay.
Footprint
Mon 17 Jun, Mon 24 Jun

More details - Sizergh - Guided Walk: Helsington Church
Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walk through ancient trees and historic landscape. This short walk to Church Fell highlights the diverse nature of the Sizergh estate as you explore farmland, ancient woodland, wood pasture, orchards and wetlands.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 17 Jun, Mon 24 Jun

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. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 17 Jun, Thu 20 Jun, Mon 24 Jun, Thu 27 Jun

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
Mon 17 Jun, Tue 18 Jun, Fri 21 Jun, Mon 24 Jun, Tue 25 Jun, Fri 28 Jun

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