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March events

Forty Farms Outdoor Exhibition Trail

A unique outdoor exhibition for the whole family, based on the award-winning book, Forty Farms by Lakeland Photographer... See more >
Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE
Today to Mon 1 Apr

Swarthmoor Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Swarthmoor Hall - Open Garden for NGS Traditional English country garden surrounding a Grade II* C17 hall. Cottage style borders, woodland garden... See more >
Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston LA12 0JQ
Fri 1 Mar

Tom Stade: Natural Born Killer

The legendary Canadian superstar returns to Brewery Arts with a killer new hour! A master of his craft; unabashed..... See more >
Brewery Arts, 122a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Fri 1 Mar

Grow How

Dobbies’ Grow How session will be a live 10-to-15-minute demonstration, showing residents how to make the most of their... See more >
Orton Grange, Carlisle CA5 6LB
Sat 2 Mar

Little Seedlings

Little Seedlings Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club session will show children aged 4-10 how to make the most of their outdoor and patio... See more >
Orton Grange, Carlisle CA5 6LB
Sun 3 Mar

John McSherry, Brendan Quinn and Francis McIlduff

Three of Ireland’s foremost folk musicians, John McSherry, Brendán Quinn and Francis McIlduff are heading to Brewery... See more >
Brewery Arts 122a Highgate Kendal LA9 4HE
Thu 14 Mar

Highlights. All Things Come Gareth Davies-Jones

Highlights rural touring scheme. Armed with a rich and distinctive voice and two decades of perceptive, compelling..... See more >
Skirwith Village Hall CA10 1RL
Sat 16 Mar

Comedy Club: March

Our fantastically funny Comedy Club returns, featuring some of the best UK comedians on the UK stand-up circuit for... See more >
Brewery Arts, 122a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Fri 22 Mar

Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Run by volunteers of the Lakeland Horticultural Society to promote knowledge of gardening in Lakeland conditions... See more >
Holehird Gardens, Windermere LA23 1NP
Sun 24 Mar

Foraging with Wild Food UK in Bitts Park Cumbria

Foraging with Wild Food UK in Bitts Park Cumbria Uncover the incredible variety of edible treasures hiding in the great outdoors. From wild mushrooms to flavourful..... See more >
Bitts Park Carlisle Cumbria CA3 8UZ
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 14 Apr, Sun 19 May

Rydal Mount and Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Rydal Mount and Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Rydal Mount was the family home of William Wordsworth. Wordsworth considered himself as good a landscape gardener as a..... See more >
Rydal Mount and Gardens, Ambleside LA22 9LU
Sun 24 Mar, Mon 1 Apr to Wed 3 Apr

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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..... See more >
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 21 Apr

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A series of terraces lead down to the River..... See more >
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite LA12 8AJ
Tue 26 Mar, Thu 23 May

John Robb

John Robb - Do you believe in the power of rock n roll John Robb talks about a life in music, his best selling art... See more >
Brewery Arts, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Wed 27 Mar

BounceFest Inflatable Fun Zone. Keswick School

Prepare for an adrenaline-packed adventure at BounceFest, where your kids are in for a non-stop 90 minutes of pure,... See more >
Keswick School, Vicarage Hill, Keswick CA12 5QB
Fri 29 Mar and Sat 30 Mar
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Things to do around Cumbria

If you're planning a day out in Cumbria, England's most northern-west county, you're in for a treat. Cumbria covers the Lake District, Eden Valley, the North Pennines, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some delightful activities to consider:

1. Conquer the Old Man of Coniston:
- Situated in the heart of the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston is the highest point in traditional Cumbria. Choose from different walking routes, which can take up to 3 hours. The direct route starts from Coniston and offers amazing views of Lake Coniston once you reach the top. Be prepared for strenuous hiking, but the vistas are worth it! Best attempted in good weather due to strong winds and rain risks¹.

2. Explore Eden Valley and North Pennines:
- Eden Valley, flowing through Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, offers stunning beauty between the North Pennines and the Lake District. Enjoy riverside walks, sandstone cliffs, and picturesque landscapes. It's a professional walker's dream¹.

3. Visit South Lakes Zoo:
- Located in Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes Zoo is a family-friendly day out. Get up close to endangered and rare animals, hand-feed giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, and lemurs. A smaller zoo, but cute and fun for all ages¹.

4. Discover Ambleside Roman Fort:
- Explore the Ambleside Roman Fort, tentatively identified as Galava. Learn about its history and enjoy the ruins. The fort overlooks Lake Windermere and offers a glimpse into ancient times⁴.

5. Go Ape Whinlatter:
- Head to Go Ape Whinlatter for high ropes and Forest Segways. Enjoy views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. Located in Whinlatter Forest, it's an adventure-filled day in the great outdoors⁵.

Remember, Cumbria's natural beauty, historic sites, and outdoor adventures promise an unforgettable day out! 🌳🏰🌿¹⁴⁵.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) . https://bing.com/search?q=activities+within+cumbria+for+a+day+out.
(2) Ambleside Roman Fort. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/ambleside-roman-fort/.
(3) Go Ape Whinlatter. https://goape.co.uk/locations/whinlatter.
(4) Ambleside Climbing Wall. https://www.amblesideadventure.co.uk/ambleside-wall/.
(5) Lake District Activities. https://www.lakedistrictactivities.co.uk/.
(6) 11 Unique Days Out in Cumbria for all the Family - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-cumbria/.
(7) 10 of the best family days out in Cumbria - The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/mar/28/top-10-family-days-out-cumbria.
(8) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cumbria - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/north-west/cumbria.