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22nd February 2019 to 24th February 2019
The award-winning Askham Hall is a 13th century stately home turned restaurant with rooms close to Lake Ullswater. This year, we will be hosting the concerts in Bank Barn, our beautiful 18th century oak-beamed barn on site at Askham Hall. This lovely building is excellently heated, benefits from a bar for drinks before the concerts and has great acoustics. Following each concert there will be a special meal at Askham Hall, where Richard Swale will be running the show, using the best of Askham Hall’s produce.
1st March 2019, 27th May 2019, 23rd June 2019
Annis will arrive with everything you need to create and learn to carefully needlefelt the soft blended wool mix. Make a lovely Hare of sitting height is approx 34 cm plus the ears. You can decide your own pose, either with ears up, or "moongazing" with the ears back. You will use natural brown wools, all materials and tools are provided.
7th March 2019
Dove Cottage Poets is an informal poetry writing group that meets at the Wordsworth Trust on a monthly basis. Anyone who wishes to develop their poetry, or just enjoy shared reading and writing, whatever stage you are at, is very welcome to come and join us.
16th March 2019 to 17th March 2019
The amazing marmalade festival will be returning in 2019. There are always fantastic awards, delicious treats, and a joyful atmosphere. More details announced soon.
2nd June 2019
A stunning and challenging race over either Half Ironman or Quarter Ironman distance in the most beautiful corner of the country, The Lake District National Park. The swim is in crystal clear Ullswater, the cycle route is along beautiful undulating and mainly quiet roads and the run is mostly off-road over low fell paths with some fabulous views across the Lakes.
16th June 2019
Taking place from Jenkins Field in Glennridding, the Ullswater Epic Swim is just one of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. You can either choose 500m, 1mile, or the 'Iron' 3.8k! There will also be the annual village fete taking place if you like to leave the swimming to the fish.
18th June 2019 to 19th June 2019
Running for just over 180 years, one of the countries most treasured agriculture shows is back for 2018. Now having 'Royal' status, the show promises to be full to the brim with exiting displays, rare breeds, and of course, heated competitions. " Cheshire show holds many competition classes for cattle, sheep, pigs and dairy goats. Hundreds of classes are also included for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and dog show." This is one not to miss if you are staying in the area!
21st June 2019 to 23rd June 2019
Beginning in 2012, Light the Lakes is back for another year. The event aims to light as many lanterns as it can across the Wainwright fells, and along the way raise money for COPS (Care of Police Survivors). On the day you will collect your welcome pack and head towards your climb later that day at your own pace. You will then light your flare in the early hours of 22/06/2019. You will then descend back for some rest and then mett at Brathay Hall to meet your fellow participants and toast the evening. The event is incredibly popular and continues to grow year on year due the passion and determination of the people behind it. It's a fantastic event that brings communities together and lets you learn some really interesting things about the area - a must if you're visiting the area!
9th July 2019 to 11th July 2019, 9th July 2019 to 11th July 2019
For three days only, one of the biggest agricultural events in the English calendar returns for another year to gather the crowds. With over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals attending last years event, 2019 is set to be bigger than ever. Go along to experience competitions, agriculture, a Royal visit, and of course some glorious sunshine.
12th September 2019
Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see. With livestock, foxhounds, and more, you can learn about the industry or take to the shops and buy some bespoke local produce.
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