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More details - Kendal Mountain Festival - Whitehaven
Book your place and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Whitehaven tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Ben Page and Elaine Hopley.
Rosehill Theatre, Moresby, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Galesyke - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre woodland garden with spectacular views of the Wasdale fells.The R Irt runs through the garden and both banks are landscaped, you can cross over the river via a picturesque, mini, suspension bridge. The garden has an impressive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas that light up the woodlands in springtime.
Galesyke, Wasdale
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 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 - 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 31 May, Sat 2 Jun to Thu 7 Jun, Sat 9 Jun to Thu 14 Jun, Sat 16 Jun 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 - 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
Today, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 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 28 May, Mon 23 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Make your mark as a Georgian
Write with a quill and ink. Learn about 18th-century letter writing, pen a missive or poem of your own and seal it the Georgian way. 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 29 May

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 30 May, Wed 25 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 31 May, Thu 26 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 4 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, 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 - 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 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 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 6 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Sat 7 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 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - From Adlestrop to Essex Clay
An evening talk by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion. Former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion talks about his love of First World War poet Edward Thomas, author of the iconic Adlestrop, and reads from his latest work, Essex Clay, a haunting memoir in verse. Tickets 20 including glass of wine. Booking Essential.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 7 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 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, 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 - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Printing with nature
Have fun with nature on this printmaking workshop with local artist Karen Lester. Using simple mono-printing techniques, and leaves, grass and flowers you can create your own print to take home. This workshop is suitable for all but children need to be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in sessions throughout the day.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Mon 28 May

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Grasmere Gallop
Grasmere Gallop has become one of the friendliest fell races in the Lakes, attracting first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Herdwick felting workshops
Create a Lakeland summer inspired scene using Herdwick and Corriedale wool with artist Kathryn Thompson. Join a wet felting workshop at 10.30am or 1.45pm, or a needle felting workshop at 12 noon or 3.15pm. This is a great introduction to the art of felting.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Talk: An introduction to the Keswick School of Industrial Art by Dr Alwyn Turner
Dr Alwyn Turner will show a large collection of Keswick School of Industrial Art artefacts to illustrate his introductory talk. A 10 to 15 minute talk from Dr Alwyn Turner with the opportunity for questions at the end. Talks take place throughout the day, please see times below. Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Fri 15 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 - 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 - 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 29 May

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 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 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 29 May, Thu 31 May, Tue 24 Jul, Thu 26 Jul

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 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 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,
Today, Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Wed 13 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Wed 4 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

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 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 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 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Yews - Open Garden for NGS
Medium-sized formal Edwardian garden; fine trees, ha-ha, herbaceous borders; glasshouse (by Messenger). Bog area with, bamboos, primuli, hostas. Young yew maze and vegetable garden. Designed by H. Avray Tipping in 1912. Rose garden under reconstruction.
Yews, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Brackenrigg Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of wildlife garden run on organic lines with a combination of native and cultivated plants, shrubs and trees. Water features created from a diverted culvert giving streams, waterfall and pond. Woodland area, bog garden, wild flower meadows. The new deer fence works a treat. Stout footwear needed.
Brackenrigg Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Windy Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Paradise. I was bowled over by the ecologically intelligent approach you and Diane take and the exquisitely planted back garden or hill with rare species and subspecies so elegantly placed where they will flourish. It was truly superb. The garden left a lasting impression on all.
Windy Hall, Windermere
Sun 3 Jun

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 - 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 - Deer Rudding - Open Garden for NGS
Set in the lee of the Northern Fells and on the bank of the Caldew, enjoying views into the wider landscape, notably Carrock Fell. The garden surrounds a former Cumbrian farmhouse and outbuildings with a good range of planting: mixed shrub and perennial borders; woodland and meadow grass areas; extensive rockery.
Deer Rudding, Wigton
Sat 2 Jun

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 30 May, Fri 1 Jun, Wed 25 Jul, Fri 27 Jul

More details - Fell Foot - Father's Day at Fell Foot
Treat Dad to an outdoors adventure! Celebrate Father’s Day with an outdoors adventure at Fell Foot and a treat in the cafe. Try kayaking, canoeing, raft-building or outdoor swimming. Booking Not Needed.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Allegri perform Handel and Fauré
Allegri Singers and Players perform two great masterpieces for small choir. Handel’s Dixit Dominus was written after he visited Italy and shows the young composer’s mastery of extrovert Italian choral techniques.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Kentmere
Sun 17 Jun

More details - International Buddhist Spring Festival
This international festival 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
Today to Wed 30 May

More details - Refresh & Revive
Get away for a night and refresh yourself with these quick breaks. Friday evening starts with a relaxing meditation followed by a tasty vegetarian meal. We are sorry but it is not possible to accommodate special dietary requirements for this meal.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Fri 8 Jun

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 - 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 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 7 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 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 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
Today to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Footprint - Woodland Explorer Residential
An exciting and fun three day residential woodland experience for 8 - 14 yr olds. The days will be an inspiring mix of bushcraft, greenwood carving, fire lighting, natural arts and crafts, woodland games, shelter building, storytelling, adventure and sleeping out under the stars.
Footprint
Today to Thu 31 May

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
Today, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 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
Today to Sun 3 Jun, Sat 21 Jul to Tue 24 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 - 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 28 May, Tue 29 May, Fri 1 Jun, Mon 4 Jun, Tue 5 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, 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 - 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 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

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