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The Lake District

The Lake District, Cumbria, is a region of incredible beauty famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. The area is made up of ancient woodlands and forest, river valleys, lakes, mountains and simply stunning coastlines. The North lakes is much wilder than the South, with the Skiddaw mountain range dominating the town of Keswick. The lush Borrowdale valley leads to the dramatic Honister mountain pass and into the natural lakes of Buttermere & Crummock. The South & Central Lake District has the charming villages of Grasmere & Hawkshead along with England's largest lake, Windermere. Adventure seekers can head West to the higher ground of Great Langdale where the giant fells of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the highest peak, Scafell Pike, reside.

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Lake District
Ambleside
Ambleside

Ambleside

Ambleside is ideally located in the centre of the Lake District. The town is situated at the North end of Windermere Lake and at the foot of the popular scenic route over Kirkstone Pass.
Bassenthwaite
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite Lake, a finger of water lying tranquilly under the lofty bulk of Skiddaw, is indelibly linked with the spectacular sight of ospreys swooping over the lake and diving for fish in its waters.
Caldbeck
Caldbeck

Caldbeck

Caldbeck is one of the most beautiful and peaceful of all the Lakeland villages and is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District, the Scottish Borders, the Eden Valley and the North Pennines.
Coniston
Coniston

Coniston

Located on the banks of Coniston Water, in the shadow of the Coniston fells, the town was originally built to support the local slate quarrying and copper mining.
Grasmere and Rydal
Grasmere & Rydal

Grasmere & Rydal

Grasmere, cradled in a vale in the heart of the Lake District, is crowned with magnificent fells and mountains all around.
Hawkshead
Hawkshead

Hawkshead

Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. Today Hawkshead, with its car-free village centre, is the perfect place for the visitor to experience the 'real' Lake District.
Kendal Staveley and Lyth Valley
Kendal

Kendal, Staveley & Lyth Valley

The ‘Auld Grey Town' of Kendal, handsomely built in limestone, is the focal hub for shopping and culture in Lakeland.
Keswick and Borrowdale
Keswick and Borrowdale

Keswick & Borrowdale

It's central location makes Keswick the perfect place to stay when planning to explore the Lake District.
Langdale
Langdale

Langdale

The Langdale Valley is home to possibly one of the most well-known and well-walked mountain ranges in England.
Ullswater Valley
Ullswater Valley

Ullswater Valley

The glittering lake of Ullswater, extending from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale, is at the heart of this area.
Windermere and Newby Bridge
Windermere

Windermere & Newby Bridge

Windermere is the perfect Lakeland destination all year round. With the shores of the lake so close, you are never short of fantastic scenery or leisure activities.

What's On

Old Herbaceous

Old Herbaceous

Keswick

Sun 26 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Herbert Pinnegar, now in his twilight years, is full of memories and tales of a bygone era.

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Keswick

Fri 9 Sep 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to present the first exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of pioneering mountaineer Joe Tasker.

Lakmé

Lakmé

Keswick

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Swansea City Opera presents Lakmé by Léo Delibes

Species under threat !

Discovering Bumblebees

Kendal

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Julia Hoggard, a bee enthusiast from Bee Ed at Brigsteer, will talk to us about how to identify different species of bumble bee and how to encourage them into our gardens.

Leviathan

Leviathan - James Wilton Dance

Kendal

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

Keswick

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Manfred Mann was one of the most popular bands of the 1960s.

The Ties that Bind

The Ties That Bind

Keswick

Wed 1 Mar 2017

The Ties That Bind is an experimental theatre piece exploring identity, states of wellbeing and shifts in relationships brought about by the progressive condition of dementia.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Keswick

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering good selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china.

Alternative Perspectives Lecture

Alternative Perspectives Lecture

Kendal

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Parapsychologist Steve Mera will reveal some of the cases he has been involved in that defy rational explanations.

Comedy Club March

Comedy Club March

Kendal

Fri 3 Mar 2017

The Brewery's monthly comedy night. Line-up will be announced asap

Cumberland & Westmorland Music

Cumberland & Westmorland Music

Keswick

Fri 3 Mar 2017

An evening of old Cumberland & Westmorland music arranged by Ed Heslam for guitar or guitar and harp.

Words by the Water

Words by the Water: Festival of Words and Ideas

Keswick

Fri 3 - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The Words by the Water Festival at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is the north-west of England's premier festival of words and ideas.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Keswick

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering good selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china.

Dry Tooling Competition

Dry Tooling Competition

Keswick

Sat 4 Mar 2017

An afternoon of figure fouring madness and tool popping fun.

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The walks are led by “The Lady”, an elegant character in full Victorian mourning dress. The Lady is played by Jane Dickens; a native Cumbrian and professional actor with 20 years storytelling experience.

'Posting Letters to the Moon'

'Posting Letters to the Moon' Live Reading

Glenridding

Sat 4 Mar 2017

In this live performance, fresh from the world première at the 2016 Hampstead Theatre Festival, wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming,

The Cause Of Thunder

The Cause Of Thunder

Kendal

Sat 4 Mar 2017

A funny thing happened on the way to the pub… Bob Cunningham thought he saw a man ascend into the sky.

'Posting Letters to the Moon'

'Posting Letters to the Moon' Live reading

Keswick

Sun 5 Mar 2017

In this live performance, fresh from the world premiere at the 2016 Hampstead Theatre Festival, wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming.

The Sleeping Beauty Encore -  Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty Encore - Ballet

Kendal

Sun 5 Mar 2017

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers.

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Kendal

Thu 9 Mar 2017

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick

Fri 10 Mar 2017

The walks are led by “The Lady”, an elegant character in full Victorian mourning dress. The Lady is played by Jane Dickens; a native Cumbrian and professional actor with 20 years storytelling experience.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Antique & Collectors Fair

Grasmere

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Mar 2017

Antique and collectors fair, small but offering great selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china

Hand felted sheep

Yan, Tan, Tethera - Spotlight On Exhibition

Keswick

Sat 11 Mar - Sat 22 Apr 2017

Stunning hand felted, 2D portraits of animals using local fleece by Charlotte Ashley.

Josie Long Something Better

Josie Long: Something Better

Kendal

Wed 15 Mar 2017

This is a show about optimism and hopefulness and about looking for people and things to look up to

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