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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 Sun 2 Sep

More details - Alston Art Group Exhibition Plus
Everyone is welcome to this year’s exhibition of works by members and friends of Alston Art Group. Come and enjoy the talents of our exceptional local artists - and why not buy something while you’re here! #AlstonArtPlus
St Augustine’s Church, Alston
Today to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Family Wildlife Walk
Long (4 mile) family walk Join us for a longer family walk by the river where we will aim to reach a good climbing tree and do silly challenges along the way. The walk is flat and around 4 miles but not circular. We will eat lunch together by the river.
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Today

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,
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Rory Connor in Concert
A great evening’s entertainment with acclaimed local musician Rory Connor (see here for an appetizer! myspace.com/roryconnormusic/music/songs) Come and join us for the first event of our "Rekindling St Augustine’s" fundraising programme!
St Augustine’s Church, Alston
Today

More details - Fairy & Dragon World
**Winner of Best Garden Attraction 2017 at the national Garden Retail Awards.*** Our enchanted forest is back this summer, inviting young explores to search for Fairy Doors and Dragon eggs... Find the fairy doors to see where fairies live, but mind you don’t step on any!
Lake Road Ambleside, Cumbria
Today to Sun 9 Sep

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
Today to Fri 31 Aug

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 Sun 2 Sep

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, Mon 20 Aug, Tue 21 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, 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,
Today to Fri 31 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,
Today, Wed 22 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Wed 29 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

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
Today, Fri 24 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,
Today to Sun 19 Aug, Wed 22 Aug to Sun 26 Aug, Wed 29 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

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,
Today, Fri 24 Aug, 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
Today, Sat 18 Aug, Mon 20 Aug to Sat 25 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

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, Mon 20 Aug to Fri 24 Aug, Mon 27 Aug to Fri 31 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
Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

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 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 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
Sat 18 Aug to Thu 23 Aug, Sat 25 Aug to Thu 30 Aug

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 18 Aug

More details - Kendal 6 a side Referees Course
Willing whistle blowers are wanted in Kendal as a community football league looks to recruit men and women in black. Leisure Leagues – Europe’s biggest and most successful providers of 5 and 6-a-side football – are running courses for budding referees.
KENDAL RUGBY CLUB Shap Road, Kendal
Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Cake Sale and Afternoon Tea
All cakes for sale to raise funds for our Crowdfunding campaign to keep Florence open... Bake and bring cakes to sell, or come along and buy :) This is taking place on the same day as the Get Cumbria Buzzing Open Day so there’ll be loads to do - arts and crafts activities, bug hunts, gardening and more!
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Sun 19 Aug

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 19 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 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Get Cumbria Buzzing!
#GetCumbriaBuzzing with pollinators - bumblebees, butterflies and hoverflies. Join us for a day of arts and craft to find out why wild pollinators need your help! ***************What can BEE expected from the day!****************** ??Bug hunts ??Make willow insects and bee masks ??
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Sun 19 Aug

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