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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

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Hawkshead

Sun 8 - Tue 31 Jan 2017

Courses and tuition in Nordic Walking throughout January and the coming months.

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.

Annie Garnett

Spinning the Colours of Lakeland

Windermere

Sat 24 Sep 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017

Colour I revel in’ – the words of Annie Garnett, the creative Arts and Crafts designer and entrepreneur who became a key figure in the revival of hand spinning and weaving in the Lake District.

Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise

Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise

Kendal

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Mark Cousins looks at life and death in the atomic age.

Comedy Club January

Comedy Club January

Kendal

Fri 27 Jan 2017

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

Chinese New Year @ Ullswater

Chinese New Year @ Ullswater

Ullswater

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Chinese New Year - Welcome to the Year of the Rooster

Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast

Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast

Kendal

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well....Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them

Volunteers brash burning

Conservation Day

Kendal

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Join us to make a real difference at Barkbooth Lot Nature Reserve. In this wonderful setting at the head of the Winster valley we will be doing a variety of tasks to improve the condition of the woodland and grassland.

Jogging Pals Run Grizedale

Jogging Pals Run Grizedale

Hawkshead

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Free Taster 5k run in Grizedale

Winter Fell Running Series

Winter Fell Running Series

Keswick

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Short sharp runs designed to keep you on the fells during the sports down period!

Il Trovatore - Live Screening - Opera

Il Trovatore - Live Screening - Opera

Kendal

Tue 31 Jan 2017

International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic

Smardale Gill Nature Reserve

Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Eastern Reserves

Kendal

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Reserves Officer, Andrew Walter will give a virtual tour of the Trust's Eastern reserves and Smardale Gill looking at past, present and future management.

Gimme Danger

Gimme Danger

Kendal

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Emerging from Ann Arbor, Mich., amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock 'n' roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s.

Cumbria Life Culture Awards

Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017

Keswick

Fri 3 Feb 2017

Join us for Cumbria's second arts 'Oscars' celebrating the best of the county's vibrant cultural scene, hosted this year by broadcaster Stuart Maconie.

Ten

Ten

Kendal

Fri 3 Feb 2017

At a time when more and more people across the world find themselves having to leave their own lands, ideas of home and belonging are changing.

Dry Tooling Competition

Dry Tooling Competition

Keswick

Sat 4 Feb 2017

An afternoon of figure fouring madness and tool popping fun.

The Lancashire Hotpots

The Lancashire Hotpots

Keswick

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Get ready for music and laughs galore with The Lancashire Hotpots.

Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13

Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13

Hawkshead

Sun 5 Feb 2017

The Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13 Grizedale is a trail marathon & half marathon which takes place from Grizedale Forest Visitors Centre.

Tales of Offenbach

Tales of Offenbach

Keswick

Sun 5 - Mon 6 Feb 2017

Opera della Luna presents Tales of Offenbach: Croquefer and L’Ile de Tulipatan by Jacques Offenbach Sung in English in a new version by Jeff Clarke

The Chef Show

The Chef Show

Keswick

Tue 7 Feb 2017

It’s a busy shift down at the local curry house where Ragged Edge are whipping up an aromatic fusion of performance and cookery.

The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets

Keswick

Tue 7 Feb 2017

From Billy Elliot to Close the Coalhouse Door, When the Boat Comes In to The Pitmen Painters we are delighted to welcome The Pitmen Poets with an evening of music, song and stories.

Barkbooth volunteers

Conservation Day

Kendal

Wed 8 Feb 2017

Join us to make a real difference at Barkbooth Lot Nature Reserve. In this wonderful setting at the head of the Winster valley we will be doing a variety of tasks to improve the condition of the woodland and grassland.

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Keswick

Wed 8 - Thu 9 Feb 2017

Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the page.

Narvik

Narvik

Keswick

Wed 8 - Thu 9 Feb 2017

Inspired by tales of naval veterans, Narvik tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war.

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