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What's On 2020

The Spirit of Hill Top – from 7 March 2020
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events
Slowdown in the Orchard and experience the sights, sounds and spirit of Hill Top in the same way as Beatrix Potter did.

Coniston 14 Road Race 2020 – 21 March
www.coniston14.co.uk
The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain. Each year it attracts some 1600 runners and has a reputation for being one of the best organised small races in the country. The Race is organised by an enthusiastic committee of volunteers from Coniston village.

Stargazing at Grizedale – 28 March
www.forestryengland.uk
Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. He will try and show some of the skies wonders through powerful telescopes and binoculars and will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!

Bowness Bay Blues Festival – 3/4/5 April
www.bownessbayblues.co.uk
2020 will see the 9th Bowness Bay Blues Weekend and with new venues to host bands it will be bigger and better than ever. You can see international artists including from Italy, The Cinelli Brother and from the USA, Big Dez. There is also a host of Cumbrian bands included and some old favourites, from far and wide, back for your pleasure. The Blues Cruise has none other than Mark Flanagan making a rare solo appearance from his full time job in Jools Hollands Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. DON’T DELAY BUYING TICKETS AS THE WEEKEND AND CRUISE HAVE BOTH SOLD OUT FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS
Forest Bathing at Grizedale – 4 April
www.forestryengland.uk
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and wellbeing. Now a growing global wellness trend because of multitude of benefits we receive by spending time BEING and not doing with Nature. A slowing down and engaging the senses with the natural world, this practice supports health and wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually, lowering stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

Easter at Holker Hall – 10-12 April
www.holker.co.uk
Come and join the fun on a magical Easter adventure with The Wizard of Oz – an immersive and interactive theatre experience through the gardens and grounds with Events Live and The Storytellers.

Stargazing at Grizedale – 11 April
www.forestryengland.uk
Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. He will try and show some of the skies wonders through powerful telescopes and binoculars and will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!
Lakeland Trails – 18 April
www.lakelandtrails.org
Starting and finishing at Hawkshead, the 10K Hawkshead Trail Run, 16K Hawkshead Trail Challenge, 16K Hawkshead Trail Race follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Coniston Hills, the Langdales and most of the Lakeland fells. All of the routes take in the infamous, mile long, near vertical, killer climb of the “Coffin Trail”! Underfoot conditions are generally good, particularly for those used to off-road running.

Holker Hall – Tour and afternoon tea with the Head Gardener – 22 April
www.holker.co.uk
Join us for a tour with Holker’s Head Gardener and learn about the diverse array of plants that make up our gardens today, where they come from, and the people who introduced them. Followed by a delicious afternoon tea in the Ilex Bar & Brasserie.

Stargazing at Grizedale – 24 & 25 April
www.forestryengland.uk
Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. He will try and show some of the skies wonders through powerful telescopes and binoculars and will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!

Barrow to Keswick Walk – 2 May
www.keswick2barrow.co.uk
The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk is a sponsored walking and running event in the English Lake District. Teams of between 4 and 12 members test themselves on a challenging route, to raise money for charities and good causes.

Holker Hall – Spring Fair – 2/3 May
www.holker.co.uk
The Holker Spring Fair will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in our bustling Courtyard and Piazza. Join us to discover a spring showcase of delicious artisan food, glorious flowers and plants and beautiful handmade gifts alongside lively entertainment.

Keswick Half Marathon – 3 May
www.keswickhalfmarathon.co.uk
Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathons in the country. The challenging course takes you around Derwent Water with an extra loop into the Newlands valley. Come and take part in this very popular annual event. The route is a circuit of Derwent Water, with a loop into the Newlands valley, probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country.

Forest Bathing at Grizedale – 3 May
www.forestryengland.uk
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and wellbeing. Now a growing global wellness trend because of multitude of benefits we receive by spending time BEING and not doing with Nature. A slowing down and engaging the senses with the natural world, this practice supports health and wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually, lowering stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

Holker Hall – NGS Evening opening with guided tour with the Head Gardener – 6 May
www.holker.co.uk
A rare opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Holker Gardens on a spring evening with our Head Gardener, Glyn Sherratt. The tour starts at 6pm and includes a glass of Pimms on arrival.

Keswick Mountain Festival – 15-17 May
www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk
Keswick Mountain Festival is a unique event offering a fantastic mix of outdoor activities and music. There is a varied choice of activities, events and entertainment aimed to inspire all ages and abilities. Set in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District landscape; it’s a family friendly festival for everyone to enjoy. With a huge programme of activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping and live music in the evening, there is something for every adventurer at the Keswick Mountain Festival.

ASICS Windermere Marathon – 17 May
www.brathaychallenges.com
One of a handful of marathons run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often described as the friendliest and most beautiful UK marathon, finish this breath-taking course, amidst a carnival atmosphere, in the grounds of Brathay Hall with stunning views over England’s largest lake.

Cartmel Races – 23/25/27 May
www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
The Whit Holiday meetings.

Holker Hall – Round the World Menu Night – 29 May
www.holker.co.uk
Enjoy a new menu of world-inspired cuisine in the elegant Ilex Bar & Brasserie on the last Friday of each month, with accompanying entertainment.

The National Trust Grasmere Gallop – 30 May
www.grasmeregallop.co.uk
Grasmere Gallop takes place amidst the spectacular surroundings of Grasmere village and Rydal Water. Fast gaining a reputation as one of the friendliest fell races in the Lakes, each year we see more and more first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners. You can choose a 5.7km, 10km or 17km run or you could join the 10km Nordic Walking Challenge.
The Great North Swim – 5-7 June
www.greatswim.org
Hosted at Brockhole on Windermere for a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District. With distances to suit all levels and abilities you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family. Take your pick from 250 metres, 1/2 a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k or a 10k…

The Great North SwimRun – 6 June
www.greatswim.org
Based on teamwork, passion, and closeness to nature, teams of two embark on a seamless journey across the landscape, taking on land and water, as they navigate their way around the Short, Middle and Endurance distances. Individual participants are permitted for the short distance. The Great North SwimRun is an opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water island-hopping adventure!

Forest Bathing at Grizedale – 6 June
www.forestryengland.uk
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and wellbeing. Now a growing global wellness trend because of multitude of benefits we receive by spending time BEING and not doing with Nature. A slowing down and engaging the senses with the natural world, this practice supports health and wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually, lowering stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

The Fred Whitton Challenge – 7 June
www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk
The Fred Whitton consists of a 114-mile sportive around the Lake District, now a world heritage site. Starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.

Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show 21 June
www.lakeslions.co.uk/lakes-classic-car-show
The Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show is an annual event for the whole family near Ambleside in the English Lake District where you will see over 300 Classic Vehicles, as well as some fantastic family-friendly local craft stands, trade stands, attractions, entertainment and games – and a diverse range of local caterers – a great way to spend Fathers Day!

Holker Hall – Round the World Menu Night – 26 June
www.holker.co.uk
Enjoy a new menu of world-inspired cuisine in the elegant Ilex Restaurant on the last Friday of each month, with accompanying entertainment.

Cartmel Races – 26/28 June
www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
The June meeting.

Forest Bathing at Grizedale – 5 July
www.forestryengland.uk
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and wellbeing. Now a growing global wellness trend because of multitude of benefits we receive by spending time BEING and not doing with Nature. A slowing down and engaging the senses with the natural world, this practice supports health and wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually, lowering stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

Cartmel Races – 18 & 20 July
www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
The July meeting.

Cumbria Steam Gathering – 25/26 July
www.steamgathering.org.uk
For over four decades, the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles from far and wide to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering.

Forest Bathing at Grizedale – 1 Aug
www.forestryengland.uk
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and wellbeing. Now a growing global wellness trend because of multitude of benefits we receive by spending time BEING and not doing with Nature. A slowing down and engaging the senses with the natural world, this practice supports health and wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually, lowering stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

Hawkshead Show – 18 Aug
www.hawksheadshow.co.uk
The annual Hawkshead Show has traditional craft and trade stands, horse classes, dog shows, sheep classes, stick classes, hound trailing, horticultural, floral art and home baking. Refreshments available.

Cartmel Races – 29 & 31 Aug
www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
The August holiday meeting.

The Grasmere Sports & Show – 30 Aug
www.grasmeresports.com
The 2020 Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports, now celebrating 170 years of existence, has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars. Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.

Holker Hall – Chilli Fest – 5/6 Sept
www.holker.co.uk
Holker’s Chilli Fest returns for 2020! A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky, fiery food-inspired gifts. With entertainment, cookery demonstrations and the much anticipated chilli eating competition each day, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Forest Bathing at Grizedale – 6 Sept
www.forestryengland.uk
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing” or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and wellbeing. Now a growing global wellness trend because of multitude of benefits we receive by spending time BEING and not doing with Nature. A slowing down and engaging the senses with the natural world, this practice supports health and wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually, lowering stress and anxiety and strengthening the immune system.

Westmorland County Show – 10 Sept
www.westmorlandshow.co.uk
The annual Westmorland County Show offers something for everyone and is one of Britain’s oldest and Cumbria’s largest livestock show with about 30,000 visitors attending each year. The Westmorland County Show boasts a wide range of the best that English agriculture has to offer. This includes cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, poultry, alpaca’s, hounds, dogs and rare breeds.

Holker Hall – Autumn Splendour Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener – 21 Oct
www.holker.co.uk
Join us on this tour to look at the stunning autumn colour in the gardens and grounds of magnificent Holker Hall.
Holker has a wonderful collection of trees and shrubs from all over the world which make for a spectacular display as the days start to shorten. Afterwards relax with a delicious afternoon tea in the Ilex Bar & Brasserie.

Holker Hall – Winter Markets – 6/7/8 Nov
www.holker.co.uk
Embrace the cold and wander through our bustling winter market offering a variety of stalls selling quality food, unique and handmade crafts and gifts while enjoying lively entertainment for all the family.

Hawkshead Village Bonfire & Fireworks – 7 Nov (TBC)
Spectacular Fireworks display held on the Village Recreation Ground – Free entry but donations are asked for on the gates. Food and beverages available.

Ambleside Father Christmas Cruise & Christmas Lights Switch On – 20/21 Nov
www.amblesidechristmaslights.co.uk
The annual Ambleside Christmas lights switch-on involves a Father Christmas cruise followed by a parade through the Lake District town at dusk, featuring hundreds of paper lanterns. Young and old turn out to witness the spectacular procession and the Christmas street lights throughout Ambleside town centre are switched on, as if by magic, by Santa Claus!

Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival – 28/29 Nov
www.dickensianfestival.co.uk
The annual Dickensian Christmas Festival takes place in Ulverston. It’s one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Why not savour the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era.

Hawkshead Christmas Fair – 5/6 Dec
www.hawksheadchristmasfair.co.uk
Hawkshead Christmas Fair. Come & join us for a very special Christmas fair in the beautiful village of Hawkshead in the heart of the Lake District. Look us up on Facebook!

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