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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 - 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 26 May, Sun 27 May, 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 - 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 26 May 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 26 May, Sat 23 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 1 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Fri 6 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 - 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 - Hill Top - Hill Top Friday tours
Experience Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from Beatrix Potter’s collection. Step into Beatrix’s beloved farmhouse and view its contents away from the crowds every closed Friday from 10 February. Booking Advisable. Phone: 015394 36269. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Today

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 - 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 27 May, 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 - 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 26 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, 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 - 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 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 - Book reading with Sanjida Kay
Join us for an evening around the fire with Sanjida Kay, wildlife TV presenter and novelist, as she reads from her latest thriller, My Mother’s Secret, which is partly set in Elterwater , Sticklebarn and the Langdales.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sat 26 May

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
Sat 26 May 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
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, 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 - Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Coralroot Orchid guided walks
Join the Rangers for the best chance to spot this tiny orchid. This tiny orchid is extremely difficult to find and the number fluctuates dramatically from year-to-year. Recent annual totals vary between 0 and 2,000 spikes. Join the Rangers for the best chance to see it and find out about our management for this and o.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Sat 26 May, Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun

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
Sat 26 May 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
Sat 26 May to Fri 20 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
Sat 26 May to Fri 20 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
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

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 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 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

More details - Wray Castle - Wray Runners at Wray Castle
Meet in the car park for running sessions of all abilities. These take place in the grounds of Wray Castle, where the panoramic lake views provide all the motivation you need to keep going.
Wray Castle
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2018
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Wed 30 May, Sat 30 Jun

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 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2017
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Wed 30 May, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Thursday family wild time
Join the rangers for a variety of family activities. You can try all sorts of new activities with the whole family, such as stream dipping, sand sculptures, beach combing and bug hunting. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Thu 31 May, Thu 26 Jul

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
Fri 1 Jun

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 be able to learn how the Gothic Revival style came about, how the practicalities of an early Victorian house were fitted in and how the Dawson’s personalised their new house.
Wray Castle
Mon 4 Jun to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Footprint - Teachers woodland introduction and woodland developers course
A one day course with Gareth and Ro Thomas of CPD aimed at teachers/group leaders wanting to work with children outdoors. Covering bushcraft skills, firelighting, ideas and inspiration to deepen connection with Nature.
Footprint
Mon 4 Jun

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 6 Jun

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Keswick Mountain Festival 2018
Join us for ranger-led guided walks and ’hands-on’ conservation tasks at England’s largest mountain festival where the National Trust is the official supported charity. Booking Essential. Phone: 0871 2305537. Families welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun

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