Visit Eden

Plan your perfect Adventure...

English French German Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish

Upcoming Highlights

October

  • Ullswater Droving 2019

    Ullswater Droving 2019

    The Ullswater Droving is back!  Join us at Pooley Bridge to welcome in the Droving Weekend in riotous style. From 5pm world class Catalonian act - Kamchatka - will be making their way through the village with their poignant and thought provoking contemporary street theatre.  The celebration will then continue with our special guests The Baghdaddies arriving by Ullswater Steamer to Pooley Bridge pier at 6pm.

    Date: 25 October 2019

    More Details
  • The Winter Droving 2019

    The Winter Droving 2019

    The magical day of rural celebration, food, fun, games, masquerade and fire in Penrith…including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts.  There are rural games such as tug of war and hay bale racing to win the Drovers Cup, as well as fantastic array of street entertainment.  Then as night falls welcome the mystical masked procession…featuring fire, music, mayhem and animals aplenty.  The Winter Droving has quickly established itself as a key event in the Cumbrian calendar, attracting thousands of people from all over the north. There are lots of opportunities to join in (carry a torch in the procession or enter a team into the Drovers Cup) or to simply stand around gawping and feeding your face and maybe throw a few coconuts about!  Join the Herd for a spectacular celebration of winter and Penrith’s agricultural heritage – illuminating Penrith with fire, animation, music and merriment.  The Winter Droving takes place on Saturday 26 October in Penrith with the Ullswater Droving on Friday 25 October 2019.  An Eden Arts Project.

    Date: 26 October 2019

    More Details
  • Ghostly Galleon

    Ghostly Galleon

    Magic, monsters and mayhem on board the Ghostly Galleon with magician Stu-Di-Doo. Your ticket includes a 90 minute cruise, magic show, your own monster balloon to take home and a goodie bag, plus face-painting, tattoos and a complimentary drink.

    Date: 26 October 2019

    More Details
  • Rival Arts Autumn Fair

    Rival Arts Autumn Fair

    A chance to select early Christmas gifts from quality artists, crafts, photographers, jewellers and food producers.  Free entry.

    Date: 26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

    More Details
  • The Ghosts of Lowther - The Gardens Strike Back

    The Ghosts of Lowther - The Gardens Strike Back

    Just when you thought it was safe to go about your October half-term business in peace and quiet - and then out of the gloaming come attack-shrubs. The Ghosts of Lowther - the hottest, ghostliest, spookiest, most defibrillating ticket in the whole of the Cumbrian spook-calendar - are back, this time with twigs and added thorns. And remember, the later the slot you pick, the less likely you are to make it home.

    Date: 26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

    More Details

November

  • Fireworks Night at Lowther Castle

    Fireworks Night at Lowther Castle

    Those of you who came to our fireworks display last year will know that Lowther Castle is the most amazing backdrop for pyrotechnics of all kinds. This year, our event will feature fire displays, a lit garden walk, drummers, an array of street food throughout the garden and a showstopping routine of sky-high explosions as a climax to the evening.

    Date: 02 November 2019 - 03 November 2019

    More Details
  • Cumbria Life Christmas at Rheged 2019

    Cumbria Life Christmas at Rheged 2019

    Discover an exquisite Christmas shopping experience, in partnership with Cumbria Life magazine.  The show will feature over 50 carefully curated exhibitors championing independent businesses, creatives and makers to showcase the best of the North’s home and gifts, arts and crafts, food and drink, stocking fillers and decorations. The event will celebrate craftsmanship, ethical produce and good design through a diverse range of inspirational and affordable gifts.  The Christmas marketplace will be complemented by a programme of talks and demonstrations, included in your show ticket, and hands on masterclasses led by experts where you can learn a skill or festive craft to enhance your Christmas (charged separately).  Day Ticket: £5 (including a glass of prosecco and show programme)  Accompanied children aged 16 and under, admitted free  Weekend Ticket: £7.50 Park and Ride: Free Park and Ride from Penrith Auction Mart, just minutes away .

    Date: 16 November 2019 - 17 November 2019

    More Details
  • The Lowther Christmas Market

    The Lowther Christmas Market

    The Lowther Christmas Market Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019.  More details to follow.

    Date: 22 November 2019 - 24 November 2019

    More Details
  • Alston Christmas Craft Fair 2019

    Alston Christmas Craft Fair 2019

    This year’s Craft Fair promises to be one of the best ways possible to get into the mood for Christmas. Nearly 40 local designers and makers have booked space at the three-day event that’s built a reputation as one of the best Christmas shopping opportunities in the North Pennines.  It is thought that Alston’s first craft fair took place in 1991 and the event just keeps growing - 2019 is going to be the biggest ever.

    Date: 29 November 2019 - 01 December 2019

    More Details
  • Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights switch on

    Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights switch on

    Kirkby Stephen Christmas Lights switch on – Festive Fun for all the Family!  5.30 to 6.10pm – music from Kirkby Stephen Silver Band, Carols and Primary School Singing  6.10pm Rotary Raffle  6.15pm Presentation of the Christmas window displays  Christmas lights to be switched on at 6.30pm .

    Date: 29 November 2019

    More Details
  • Penrith Sparkle

    Penrith Sparkle

    Local performers giving live performances through the day and Eden FM will be in town to help start the festivities.   At 3.30pm there will be a Jam Jar Parade - bring your decorated jam jar and join in the fun. The parade will lead down to the market square ready for a little bit of sparkle. The highlight of the day will be the Celebrity Christmas Lights switch on at 4pm .

    Date: 30 November 2019

    More Details
  • Appleby Sparkle Day

    Appleby Sparkle Day

    Sparkle Day will be on Saturday 30th November 2019.  Come and join in the fun and enjoy the switching on of the Town Lights.

    Date: 30 November 2019

    More Details

December

  • A Visit to Father Christmas

    A Visit to Father Christmas

    The romance of your childhood Christmas remains with you throughout your life. The surprise of Father Christmas.

    Date: 14 December 2019 - 16 December 2019

    More Details
  • Christmas Magic Cruise with Santa

    Christmas Magic Cruise with Santa

    A festive treat and fun for all! Be entertained by Stu-Di-Doo’s fabulous Christmas magic show and meet Santa to hand over that all important letter. You never know you may receive a gift!  Your ticket includes a 90 minute cruise, magic show, Christmas balloon, a gift for the children, return voucher for the adults and complimentary drink with a mince pie.

    Date: 15 December 2019

    More Details

February

  • Dalemain Trail 10k

    Dalemain Trail 10k

    The Trail 10 Dalemain is a 10k trail running event that takes from Dalemain Estate near Ullswater in the Lake District. It starts and finishes in the court yard of Dalemain House which provides a stunning location for this popular event.

    Date: 23 February 2020

    More Details

March

  • Haweswater Half Marathon and Junior 2.5k Run

    Haweswater Half Marathon and Junior 2.5k Run

    The Haweswater Half follows an out and back course from Bampton Village (9 miles S of Penrith, 4 miles W of Shap) and passes along the shores of Haweswater in a remote and dramatic mountain valley. The hilly course offers an exhilarating run in unique surroundings.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male and Female V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65 and V70.  On the day, you’ll also get one of our unique souvenir mugs filled with piping hot tea and a piece of delicious flapjack supplied by Traybakes.

    Date: 01 March 2020

    More Details
  • The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive 2020

    The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive 2020

    The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive is a classic on the North West sportive calendar. Starting from Penrith Cricket Club, the route is just short of 60 miles through the stunning Eden Valley.

    Date: 01 March 2020

    More Details
  • Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2020

    Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2020

    In partnership with Buzy Lizzie Garden Design and Whitemore and Thwaytes Interiors.  Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show at Rheged has established itself as the finest Northern Home & Garden event of the year, with stands from over 80 inspirational exhibitors.  Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens, as well as designers and makers with a national reputation. The show brings together an exciting and complementary range of exhibitors showcasing the very best in design, craftsmanship and innovation from across the North, carefully curated by Interior Designer, Maureen Whitemore, of Whitemore and Thwaytes and Garden Designer Liz Newport, of Buzy Lizzie Garden Design.  Stands across five exhibition halls will be complemented by a series of talks and demonstrations from leading experts, included in your show ticket, and hands on masterclasses, charged separately, where you can learn a new skill or craft.  Buy your fast track tickets online - skip the main ticket queue - simply show your e-ticket at the main desk when you arrive for your show wristband.  For those who want to get more in depth knowledge or hands on experience, a selection of the North’s best makers and designers are running a series of 12 different masterclasses over the weekend, which are ticketed separately.

    Date: 13 March 2020 - 15 March 2020

    More Details
  • Marmalade Awards and Festival 2020

    Marmalade Awards and Festival 2020

    The World’s Original Marmalade Festival will be returning to Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens in 2020 on 14th and 15th March.   The 2020 Marmalade Awards will open in December 2019.  Join us at Dalemain for a weekend of marmalade celebrations with market stalls in the historic courtyard, cookery demonstrations, talks, entertainment and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart.

    Date: 14 March 2020 - 15 March 2020

    More Details

April

  • ride2stride: The Settle-Carlisle Walking and Music Festival 2020

    ride2stride: The Settle-Carlisle Walking and Music Festival 2020

    ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.  It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.  The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along the length of the line. Walks will be led from stations by experienced walk leaders.

    Date: 28 April 2020 - 04 May 2020

    More Details

May

  • *WORLD PREMIERE* Life Of A Mountain: Helvellyn with Terry Abraham

    *WORLD PREMIERE* Life Of A Mountain: Helvellyn with Terry Abraham

    WORLD PREMIERE  The spectacular finale of the ‘Life of a Mountain’ trilogy from multi-award winning filmmaker and photographer, Terry Abraham who’s critically acclaimed ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ (2015) and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’ (2017) have been enjoyed by millions of viewers on the BBC.  More information about the event coming soon.  £12 Adult, £10 Conc..

    Date: 09 May 2020 - 10 May 2020

    More Details
  • Plant and Food Fair at Hutton-in-the-Forest 2020

    Plant and Food Fair at Hutton-in-the-Forest 2020

    Come and buy plants from specialist Northern nurseries and Cumbrian foods direct from producers.  Delicious lunches and teas in the Cloisters Tearoom.

    Date: 10 May 2020

    More Details
  • Classic Cars in the Park 2020

    Classic Cars in the Park 2020

    Mark Woodward’s Spring Spectacular brings classic cars and vehicles to Lord and Lady Inglewood’s historic home in the North Lakes, within easy reach of the Scottish Borders.  Located 6 miles from Penrith in the north of the Cumbrian fells, less than three miles from the M6, Hutton-in-the-Forest is a fortified manor house which has been in the Inglewood family since 1605.  Experience the sights and sounds of classic cars roaring through the historic parkland, and explore the grounds and topiary gardens.  See a fleet of motorcycles, light commercials and classic cars from Austin Sevens to Land Rovers, displayed to their best in this glorious setting.  Chat to the experts at club stands, or sit in the sunshine and watch arena displays and commentary.  Grab a bargain from the range of trade stands and the famous auto jumble.  With plenty for everyone, show entry includes full access to the park, gardens and tea room, with house tours also available (small extra charge). Private classic cars are warmly invited along, so it’s a great day out for all the family.

    Date: 24 May 2020

    More Details

June

  • Appleby Horse Fair 2020

    Appleby Horse Fair 2020

    A traditional, informal gathering of Gypsies and Travellers - lively atmosphere with plenty to see - horses being washed in river, raced down street, stalls etc.  Appleby Horse Fair takes place on the first week in June from Thursday to the following Wednesday, but it is essentially a weekend event with the main days being Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 2020 Appleby Horse Fair starts on Thursday 4 June, with the main days for visitors being Friday, Saturday and Sunday (5, 6 and 7 June) If you come on the Monday or Tuesday afterwards you may be disappointed as there will be VERY little to see. Appleby Fair is unique in Europe and, as well as attracting around 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, over 30,000 other visitors attend the Fair, with Sunday being the traditional main visitors’ day.  More information is available from Appleby TIC - 017683 51177 or via www.applebyfair.org  Twitter: @ApplebyFair  Facebook: www.facebook.com/ApplebyHorseFair **Please note: This is not an organised event.**  Visitors attend at their own risk.

    Date: 04 June 2020 - 09 June 2020

    More Details
  • Fred Whitton Challenge 2020

    Fred Whitton Challenge 2020

    The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particularly difficult. Riders rank it alongside European events such as the Marmotte in terms of difficulty.  The ride is a real challenge and everyone who completes it has a true sense of achievement.

    Date: 07 June 2020

    More Details
  • Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim 2020

    Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim 2020

    The Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim is event 1 of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. It takes place from Jenkins Field, in Glenridding, Patterdale and it is a celebration of all things British.

    Date: 14 June 2020

    More Details
  • Lake District Mighty Hike 2020

    Lake District Mighty Hike 2020

    Hike along the Ullswater Way in the beautiful Lake District from Dalemain to Lowther Castle.  Raise £250 for people living with cancer and in return we’ll give you a fantastic day out, including:  A free Macmillan technical t-shirt  A free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish  Regular check points with free drinks and snacks  Clearly marked route  Medical assistance  Finisher's medal and bubbly  Please note the minimum age for this event is 18. Children aged between 14 – 17 can still take part but must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

    Date: 20 June 2020

    More Details

July

  • Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2020

    Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 2020

    On the first Saturday of July every year The Patterdale Parish Parish Boundary Walk takes place.  The 2020 Boundary Walk will take place on Saturday the 4th July.  This annual event is a lot of fun for those taking part and raises much needed funds for St Patrick’s Church in Patterdale and the Patterdale Church of England Primary School.  If you’re interested in taking part then please contact us. Alternatively if you can’t participate but would like to sponsor one of the teams, please let us know.  History of the Walk - In days gone by local people walked along the boundary to remember Patterdale’s border.

    Date: 04 July 2020

    More Details
  • Skelton Agricultural Show 2020

    Skelton Agricultural Show 2020

    The 2020 Skelton Show will be held on Saturday 4 July 2020.  Skelton Show is a popular agricultural show with something for all the family. Skelton Show has been running since the late 1800's and grown from a small local show held in the village to one of the major agricultural shows in Cumbria.

    Date: 04 July 2020

    More Details
  • Penrith Agricultural Show 2020

    Penrith Agricultural Show 2020

    The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834.  From 2019 the event takes place on the 3rd Saturday in July - the 2020 Penrith Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 18 July.  The show has gathered much momentum in recent years. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of local trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.  All of this and the tremendous variation of main ring attractions provide entertainment for all the family and friends.

    Date: 18 July 2020

    More Details
  • The Montane Lakeland 50 and 100

    The Montane Lakeland 50 and 100

    The Montane Lakeland 100, Friday July 24th 2020, 6:00pm  The Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the lakeland fells, includes in the region of 6300m of ascent and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths.

    Date: 24 July 2020 - 26 July 2020

    More Details
  • Potfest in the Park 2020

    Potfest in the Park 2020

    Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond, all with very distinctive individual styles, all passionate about working with clay.  The venue, Hutton-in-the-Forest, is a cultural destination in itself with it’s historic house, walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walks. The ceramics festival takes place in and around marquees in front of the castle, with the potters special competition pieces on the lawn, juxtaposing ancient architecture and modern ceramics.

    Date: 24 July 2020 - 26 July 2020

    More Details
  • Kendal Calling 2020

    Kendal Calling 2020

    Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment.

    Date: 30 July 2020 - 02 August 2020

    More Details
  • Potfest in the Pens 2020

    Potfest in the Pens 2020

    The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the up-and-coming. Around 160 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters’ market in the UK.

    Date: 31 July 2020 - 02 August 2020

    More Details

August

  • Appleby Agricultural Show 2020

    Appleby Agricultural Show 2020

    Appleby Agricultural Society will be holding their annual show on Hanging Shaw Fields on Thursday 13th August 2020 by kind permission of The Winter Family, Clickham Farm.  With close proximity to the A66, free parking and a free taxi service from the centre of Appleby the show is easily accessible. We have a wide variety of classes for horses, sheep, poultry, vintage machinery, dogs, childrens pets, produce, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits.

    Date: 13 August 2020

    More Details
  • Brough Agricultural Show 2020

    Brough Agricultural Show 2020

    The Brough Agricultural Society is holding its 2020 Show on Thursday 20th August, so, put it in your diaries in the Show Field, Kaber, Kirkby Stephen.  The Show, a traditional one, has classes for Fell, Dales, Shetland, Piebald Coloured Ponies, Veteran Horses, Riding Ponies and Mounted Fancy Dress. Marathon and Obstacle Driving competitions are also held.  Sheep classes include Swaledale, Rough Fell, Blackfaced, Mule and Blue Faced Leicester, Texel, Herdwick, Beltex, Suffolk and Lleyn sheep together with a Young Handler competition which is a qualifier for the Cumbria Young Sheep Handler.  The Horticultural Classes are for Vegetables, Flowers, Floral Art, a Co-Operative Effort, Confectionery, Art Classes, Handicrafts and Photography.

    Date: 20 August 2020

    More Details
  • Wannasee Tribute Festival 2020

    Wannasee Tribute Festival 2020

    Wannasee Festival will return to Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith in 2020 on the 28 to 30 August.  More fantastic tribute bands than ever before, rides, entertainment and more, for campers and day visitors alike.  Tickets will be on sale at Penrith TIC - 01768 867466.

    Date: 28 August 2020 - 30 August 2020

    More Details
  • Dufton Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Trials 2020

    Dufton Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Trials 2020

    Dufton Agricultural Show was established in 1864 and has been an integral part of the calendar since.  The 2020 Show will take place on Saturday 29th August.  The last Saturday of August every year is the Dufton ‘Fellside Royal’ Show. Packed with fun activities and a lively atmosphere, the show is a real family occasion.  Dufton Show comprises the following:  Sheep and Cattle  Sheepdog Trials  Riding Ponies, Fell Ponies, Mountain and Moorland Ponies, Coloured Horses, Gymkhana, Open Jumping under British Show jumping Rules, Carriage Driving, Handy Hunter Competition and Veteran Horse and Pony  Dogs, Quoits and Vintage Vehicles  Horticulture, Produce and Handicrafts  Children’s Sports, Children’s Pet Show, Children’s Fancy Dress and Mounted Fancy Dress  Fell Race  And much more .

    Date: 29 August 2020

    More Details
  • Patterdale Dog Day 2020

    Patterdale Dog Day 2020

    Patterdale Dog Day is a traditional country show is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in England.  The show field experiences the spectacular back drop of some of the most beautiful Lakeland fells including part of the Helvellyn massif.  The 2020 Patterdale Dog Day will take place on Saturday 29th August.  Among the attractions on the day include:  Open Sheep Dog Trials All Day  Terrier Show (open )  Open Gundog Show  Children's Pets Class  Show of traditional Sticks and Crooks  Ullswater Foxhound Show .

    Date: 29 August 2020

    More Details

September

  • Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show 2020

    Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show 2020

    Held between Hesket Newmarket and Newlands Mill - signposted in the village.  The 2020 Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show will take place on 5 September.  A traditional agricultural show event it aims to celebrate the finest of agricultural traditions with top class livestock, horse and dog sections and it boasts one of the finest exhibitions of animals anywhere in the North of England. It takes a whole year to prepare, organise and arrange the Hesket Newmarket Show. As soon as one show is over the preparations begin for the next. This is truly a show for everyone with many other events and attractions taking place throughout the day around the show ground including: Cattle - several classes Sheep - several classes Horses including fell ponies, shetland ponies and heavy horses Poultry Horticultural and industrial section Local Crafts tent Side Stalls Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling Terrier Racing Sheep Dogs and Gun Dogs Tug of War Pony Sports Photography and Art Vintage Vehicles Fell Race .

    Date: 05 September 2020

    More Details
  • Helvellyn Triathlon 2020

    Helvellyn Triathlon 2020

    One of the toughest triathlons in the world      Swim in crystal clear Ullswater      Cycle includes the infamous "Struggle" to the top of the Kirkstone Pass (1489ft)      Run up and down Helvellyn (3118ft) This is no ordinary triathlon and you are required to bring and race with extra items of equipment.  Please read the instructions carefully. View the video for a flavour of what to expect.  You must have this race in your triathlon portfolio.  **Sunday 6th September 2020, 8.30am**.

    Date: 06 September 2020

    More Details