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Today to Tue 22 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Swansea City Opera present The Barber of Seville
Set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that compliment the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, this production is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.
Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick
Thu 26 Apr

More details - High Moss OPen Garden
These 4.5 acres of formal and informal terraced gardens, lawns and paddocks all face south, with magnificent views of the fells. There are many fir trees, rhododendrons and azaleas. The former tennis court is now a vegetable patch. There are also herbaceous borders and a Lakeland arts and crafts garden.
Portinscale Keswick
Sun 20 May

More details - Cumbrian Challenge 2018
The Cumbrian Challenge (presented by our good friends at BAE Systems and FDM Group) is Walking With The Wounded’s annual flagship fundraising event for motivated teams of 4 . Meet, walk with and be inspired by our wounded ex-servicemen and women.
Grasmere Sports Ground Grasmere
Fri 18 May and Sat 19 May

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
Today to Tue 29 May

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 26 Apr, Sun 20 May

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 18 May to Sun 20 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 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 28 Apr, Sat 26 May, Sat 23 Jun

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 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr to Thu 3 May, Sat 5 May to Tue 8 May

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 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

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 25 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Wed 2 May, Sat 5 May

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
Thu 26 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Thu 3 May, Mon 7 May, Thu 10 May

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 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

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 29 Apr, Sun 6 May

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
Wed 9 May, Thu 10 May, Sat 12 May to Thu 17 May, Sat 19 May to Thu 24 May, Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

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 9 May, Sat 12 May, Wed 16 May, Sat 19 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Painted ladies and lazy housewives
An evening talk followed by coffee, cake and conversation. Amanda Thackeray, head gardener at Wordsworth House, shares the joys and challenges of conserving an award-winning Georgian garden. Tickets 5 including coffee and cake. Booking Essential. Phone: 01900 824805. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 10 May

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 12 May, Sat 19 May

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 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May

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 14 May, Thu 17 May, Mon 21 May, Thu 24 May

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 16 May, Wed 23 May

More details - ASICS Windermere Marathon
UNESCO’s newest World Heritage Site marathon. A 26.2 mile circuit of Windermere taking in Hawkshead, Newby Bridge and Bowness-on-Windermere along the way. Voted the ’most scenic’ by readers of ’Runner’s World’.
Brathay Hall, Ambleside
Sun 20 May

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Hike Lake District
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Take on a new challenge at Race for Life Hike in 2018.
Lake District
Sat 19 May

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 Sun 29 Apr

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday there’s the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public. Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 27 Apr

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,
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday there’s the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public. Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

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
Today to Thu 14 Jun

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
Today to Tue 1 May

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, Fri 27 Apr, Mon 30 Apr

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
Today, Tue 1 May

More details - Footprint - Bowl Carving
Come and spend a wonderful day at the Footprint with Gareth and Ro Thomas hand carving your own bowl, or kneading trough, out of local greenwood. A busy day will be rewarded when your creation takes pride of place in your kitchen. Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits! Booking Essential. Phone: 07702256425.
Footprint
Wed 25 Apr

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 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

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 29 Apr

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 1 May, Fri 4 May, Mon 7 May, Tue 8 May, Fri 11 May, Mon 14 May, Tue 15 May, Fri 18 May, Mon 21 May, Tue 22 May, Fri 25 May, Mon 28 May, Tue 29 May

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 2 May, Wed 9 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May

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
Wed 2 May to Sat 30 Jun

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
Sat 5 May

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 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

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 8 May, Tue 15 May, Tue 22 May, Tue 29 May

More details - Footprint - Adult Hammock Camp with Yoga
An eclectic 2 days of woodland camping in hammocks and cooking on the fire, with yoga, bushcraft, mindfulness and spoon carving. All set in the beautiful and relaxing Footprint woodland.
Footprint
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

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
Sat 12 May

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
Wed 16 May

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
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

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 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May

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 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May

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,
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

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 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

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,
Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

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 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

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 5 May, Sat 2 Jun