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  • Rory Bremner: Come Hell And High Water

    Rory Bremner: Come Hell And High Water

    TV impressionist Rory Bremner will entertain crowds in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire in February month, when he performs at series of special charity gigs to raise money for those affected by flooding over the festive season across the north of England.  Rory will kick off his mini tour, Come Hell And High Water, in Penrith, at Eden Arts venue, The Old Fire Station, on Tuesday February 23, followed by gigs at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, on Wednesday 24, and The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick on Thursday 25, followed by dates in Lancaster and York.  Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets are priced at £20 and can be booked through each venue. All proceeds from the Cumbrian gigs will go to Cumbria Community Foundation’s Flood Appeal, the proceeds from the Lancaster and York gigs will go to their respective flood relief appeals.  Tickets available via the Eden Arts website.

    Date: 23 February 2016

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  • Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

    Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

    The 2016 Eden Valley Epic will take place from Penrith Leisure Centre on 6 March 2016.  The route is just short of 60 miles and starts from Penrith Leisure Centre in Cumbria. The route initially heads South towards Orton village before looping north to Appleby in Westmorland for the half way food stop.   Following the food stop the homeward leg then weaves its way through fantastic cycling lanes, via Dufton, Milburn and Langwathby.  The route is undulating but does not climb any major hills or mountains.

    Date: 06 March 2016

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  • Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2016

    Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2016

    In association with Buzy Lizzie Garden Design and Whitemore and Thwaytes Interior Design.   Be inspired this spring! The Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show will bring a wealth of expertise, ideas and advice.

    Date: 12 March 2016 - 13 March 2016

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  • The World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival

    The World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival

    Marmalade Headquarters are pleased to announce that next year's World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016.  THE DEADLINE FOR ALL MARMALADE ENTRIES WILL BE SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2016.  These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs - making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have humour and a life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved.  The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion; a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes.  The Awards and Festival are sponsored by Mackays, Fortnum and Mason, and Paddington Bear.

    Date: 19 March 2016 - 20 March 2016

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  • Marmalade Madness at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Marmalade Madness at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Marmalade Madness helping to celebrate International Dalemain Marmalade festival on the 19th and 20th March. Free travel on the 9.45 sailings when you bring a full jar of marmalade!  Enjoy complimentary toast on-board, collect your entry offer voucher for the Festival weekend at Dalemain Historic Mansion & Gardens.

    Date: 19 March 2016 - 20 March 2016

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  • Daffodil Run - Run from Pooley

    Daffodil Run - Run from Pooley

    A fabulous new route running from Pooley Bridge to Hallin Fall and back. Run or walk the 20km / 13 miles on good trails with wonderful scenery to the spectacular view point of Hallin Fell.  Easy to navigate / partially marked / fully marshalled course.  Total distance is 20km / with 750 metres of ascent, run or walk.  Race starts at 11:00am.

    Date: 19 March 2016

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  • Teddies go Free with Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Teddies go Free with Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Happy Easter from all of us as we invite all children to bring their teddy bears with them. Children aged 5-15 years travel FREE during this period with their teddies (under 5s travel free throughout the year).

    Date: 25 March 2016 - 10 April 2016

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  • Kirkby Stephen and Brough Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally

    Kirkby Stephen and Brough Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally

    The 18th Kirkby Stephen and Brough Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally will be held over Easter Weekend, Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th March 2016.   The rally, which is free to both public and exhibitors, has about 250 examples of commercial working vehicles from the last century displayed on about 7 site locations in the 2 towns. All locations, which can be as much as 5 miles apart, are connected by a free regular classic bus and coach service.   There are also Edwardian fairground roundabouts and a steam shooting gallery, catering and trade stalls.

    Date: 26 March 2016 - 27 March 2016

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  • Cadbury Easter Egg trails

    Cadbury Easter Egg trails

    Join us for the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt at Acorn Bank.  All Tickets £2 (per trail).

    Date: 26 March 2016 - 28 March 2016

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  • Easter Regatta

    Easter Regatta

    The competitive year at Ullswater Yacht Club kicks off with the Easter Regatta which is an open event for all classes. It’s a series of 7 races sailed as a minimum of two handicap fleets depending on the entries.  The club is also welcoming the RS Feva class for an Open Event on March 26-28 with a training day being held for the class on Friday, March 25.

    Date: 26 March 2016 - 28 March 2016

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  • Easter Food Market

    Easter Food Market

    Come along and pick up some lovely Easter treats from local producers including chocolatiers, bread and baking goods, cheese and chutney producers.  Free entry.

    Date: 28 March 2016

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  • Home Development Show

    Home Development Show

    Planning to extend or renovate your own home, or venture into self build? There will be talks and demonstrations from a variety of inspirational suppliers, from navigating the complexities of planning law, new developments in sustainable building techniques, to environmental impacts and design processes.  Free Entry.

    Date: 09 April 2016 - 10 April 2016

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  • Born Survivor

    Born Survivor

    Born Survivor's not a race, it's a hardcore test of character, teamwork and valour!  Make no mistake, Born Survivor's not your average trail run or obstacle event. It's designed to be tough and testing and it may just break you.

    Date: 09 April 2016

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  • Knit and Stitch Show

    Knit and Stitch Show

    Whether you enjoy practical crafts or you prefer experimental and decorative textiles, you'll find everything you need to be inspired! Catch numerous demonstrations including spinning and weaving, felt making and more. Experts will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions.

    Date: 16 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

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  • Ride2Stride Walking Festival

    Ride2Stride Walking Festival

    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: 26 April 2016 - 02 May 2016

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  • Penrith May Day Carnival

    Penrith May Day Carnival

    Annual May Day event in central Penrith, featuring entertainment and grand carnival parade, plus much more family entertainment.

    Date: 02 May 2016

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  • Fred Whitton Challenge

    Fred Whitton Challenge

    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 Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.As the name suggests, it is run in honour of Fred Whitton.

    Date: 08 May 2016

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  • Fell Pony Society: Stallion Show

    Fell Pony Society: Stallion Show

    Held on the large field past Dalemain House going towards Pooley Bridge and near Lake Ullswater. The House and Gardens are CLOSED but provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event.  Visitors of all ages can enjoy a lovely traditional day out, bring a picnic or there is catering provided on site.

    Date: 14 May 2016

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  • Hutton in the Forest Plant and Food Fair

    Hutton in the Forest Plant and Food Fair

    The Hutton in the Forest Plant and Food Fair will be held on on 15th May 2016.   As well as a strong showing of perennials, there will be a great range of specialist nurseries, including primula, rose, peony and rhododendron growers and a range of alpine, herb, tree and shrub nurseries.  It will be the perfect time to get planting!   There will also be a wide range of food stalls, all delicious, including locally reared meat, yogurts, cheeses, breads, cakes, preserves and wine.   Definitely one of the highlights of the season, Hutton-in-the-Forest Plant and Food Fair is a superb day out for all the family.

    Date: 15 May 2016

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  • Appleby Horse Fair

    Appleby Horse Fair

    A traditional, informal gathering of Gypsies and Travellers - lively atmosphere with plenty to see - horses being washed in river, raced down street, stalls etc.  The Fair is an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers which takes place on the first week in June, from Thursday to the following Wednesday, but this is essentially a weekend event the main days being the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The Horse Fair has taken place since the reign of James II, who granted a Royal charter in 1685 allowing a horse fair "near to the River Eden."  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  **Please note: This is not an organised event.**  Visitors attend at their own risk.

    Date: 02 June 2016 - 08 June 2016

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  • Wigton Dog Agility

    Wigton Dog Agility

    Wigton Agility Show on the Showfield at Hutton in the Forest.

    Date: 02 June 2016 - 05 June 2016

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  • The Yomp Mountain Challenge

    The Yomp Mountain Challenge

    A fell running, racing or walking event over the fells around and above Kirkby Stephen choose from 6 1/2 miles, 11 1/2 miles or 23 miles. Has been held annually for over 30 years and is organised by the Rotary Club of Upper Eden to raise money for charity, this years charities are MDN, MS, Stroke Awareness and Cancer Research.

    Date: 05 June 2016

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  • Three Rings Of Shap

    Three Rings Of Shap

    This is the 12th year for this 100 km (62 miles) Challenge Walk for those who wish to complete all three Rings (in order 1, 2, 3).  In addition we are offering each Ring individually and three walks of two Rings.  The two Ring options are either: 1 then 2; 1 then 3; or 2 then 3.  Ring 1 - Mosedale - 18 miles (29 km), 915 metres of ascent  Ring 2 - Lyvenet, Leith and Lowther - 24 miles (39 km), 660 metres of ascent  Ring 3 - Great Asby - 20 miles (32 km), 670 metres of ascent  Walk HQ - Shap Memorial Hall (NY 564151).  This is also the Start / Finish and site of intermediate checkpoints.

    Date: 18 June 2016

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  • Alston Sheepdog Trials

    Alston Sheepdog Trials

    The annual Alston Sheepdog Trials will be held on the Playing Fields in Alston on Saturday 19th June.

    Date: 19 June 2016

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  • Eden Valley Fun Run and Appleby Rotary 10k

    Eden Valley Fun Run and Appleby Rotary 10k

    For a great day out for all the family come along to Eden Valley Fun Run and Appleby Rotary 10k on Sunday 26 June 2016 at Appleby Sports Hall, Battlebarrow, Appleby.  The fun run, which is a 4k route around the pretty market town of Appleby, starts at 10.30am.  Re-introduced in 2014, Appleby Rotary 10k starts at 12 midday and is a licensed road race with UK Athletics.  You will find the race a fast, slightly undulating, one lap course set in the surrounding and beautiful Eden Valley.  All abilities are encouraged to take part.  Trophies are awarded to all the usual categories with medals for all competitors.  Additional £100 cash prizes are on offer for winning the race and setting a new course record in both the men's and women's 10k race.  Both events are organised by the Rotary Club of Appleby and profits are donated to our local schools and charities.

    Date: 26 June 2016

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  • Potfest in the Park

    Potfest in the Park

    An amazing day out amongst some of the most creative makers in clay from all over the UK, Europe and beyond in the magnificent surroundings of Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith.  The venue, Hutton-in-the-Forest, is a cultural destination in itself with it's walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walks. The ceramics festival takes place in and around marquees in front of the castle, with the potters competition pieces on the lawn, juxtaposing ancient architecture and modern ceramics.  Hutton-in-the-Forest lies 5 miles northwest of Penrith, Cumbria (M6 junction 41) - on the edge of the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park.

    Date: 29 June 2016 - 31 July 2016

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  • Skelton Agricultural Show

    Skelton Agricultural Show

    Skelton Show is now to be held on the first Saturday in July in the picturesque setting of Old Park, Hutton-in-the Forest near Penrith, Cumbria. It is a popular traditional Cumbrian Agricultural show with something for all the family.  With an annual attendance of 10,000 it is the largest village show in Cumbria and a real showcase for the countryside.

    Date: 02 July 2016

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  • Birkett Cup at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Birkett Cup at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Watch the Birkett Cup Race on-board an exclusive charter, departs from Pooley Bridge Pier at 12.30pm, returning at 3.30pm. Ticket Price Adult £20, Children £10, under 3's free.  Ticket includes race commentary and a complimentary glass of cava/squash on-board.

    Date: 02 July 2016

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  • Lake District 3 Peaks

    Lake District 3 Peaks

    Scale England's 3 highest mountains - Skiddaw, Helvellyn, and Scafell Pike all in one day. 31km of hiking and 2224 metres of ascent all within the beautiful Lake District National Park.  During the entire challenge you are fully supported by highly qualified mountain guides, and transport is provided between each peak.

    Date: 03 July 2016

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  • Appleby Carnival

    Appleby Carnival

    The 2016 Appleby Carnival will be on the 9th and 10th July.

    Date: 08 July 2016 - 10 July 2016

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  • Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim

    Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim

    The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Ullswater is the second event in the series, and takes place Sunday 10th July 2016.  For each date and location there are 2 events distances to choose from which provides novices, intermediates and elite swimmers with a challenge to match.

    Date: 10 July 2016

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  • Ullswater Challenge

    Ullswater Challenge

    Kayak 24km on Ullswater and hike 11.5km over Helvellyn to help raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.  Sign up or offer your support by visiting the Great North Air Ambulance website.

    Date: 10 July 2016

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  • Classic Cars in the Park at Hutton in the Forest

    Classic Cars in the Park at Hutton in the Forest

    Over 500 Classic Car and One Make Clubs, Autotesting and Motorsport displays. Autojumble and trade stands, Cars for sale area, Go Motorsport and refreshments.

    Date: 12 July 2016

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  • Eden Food and Farming Festival

    Eden Food and Farming Festival

    Eden Food and Farming Festival is a week long celebration of our fabulous Eden Valley food and beverages. The festival starts on Sat 16 July 2016 with Penrith on a Plate, quite simply one of Cumbria’s most delicious days out! Centred in our traditional market town, there’s loads of foodie interest including tastings and demonstrations, music and entertainment, lashings of fun for kids, plus a wide range of shopping opportunities with unique, independent retailers.

    Date: 16 July 2016 - 22 July 2016

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  • Penrith on a Plate

    Penrith on a Plate

    Penrith on a Plate is quite simply one of the most delicious days out in Cumbria! If you're a a discerning foodie or a family looking for a fantastic day out, put a date in your diary for 16 July and don't miss free food festival and fun day.  We'll be posting details about the day as soon as our activities and entertainment is confirmed, but in the meantime, here's a flavour of the event...  Now in its fifth year, it's a celebration of local food and beverages from Eden and beyond, set in the heart of a characterful, traditional market town...Food stalls laden with food, local products and foodie activities.      Food tastings and demonstrations      Roving entertainment      Lashings of fun for kids      Shopping with unique, independent retailers .

    Date: 16 July 2016

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  • The Hospice at Home Penrith Colour Run

    The Hospice at Home Penrith Colour Run

    Please save the date - Sunday 17th July - for the return of the Hospice at Home Penrith Colour Run! The event will take place at Frenchfields, Penrith from 1pm. You can walk, jog, dance, skip or run the 5km route! This event is open to all - bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun, colour and entertainment.

    Date: 17 July 2016

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  • Sticky Wicket Beer Festival

    Sticky Wicket Beer Festival

    Sticky Wicket 2016 will be held on the weekend of 22nd July 2016 at Penrith Cricket Club. This year we’ll have two marquees, more beer, more bands, more food and more fun.  Details and ticket sales information will be available soon.  So “get it in your diary folks” Sticky 2016 is going to be a ball.

    Date: 22 July 2016 - 24 July 2016

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  • Penrith Agricultural Show

    Penrith Agricultural Show

    The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834. Since then this annual celebration is held on the fourth Saturday in July each year, with the 2016 show on 23rd July. The show has gathered much momentum in recent years.

    Date: 23 July 2016

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  • Kendal Calling

    Kendal Calling

    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: 28 July 2016 - 31 July 2016

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  • The Lakeland 100

    The Lakeland 100

    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: 29 July 2016

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  • The Lakeland 50

    The Lakeland 50

    The Lakeland 50 is one the greatest ultra running and walking challenges in Europe, perhaps the world. It is run over the second half of the Lakeland 100 Ultra Tour of the Lake District, completing the final 50 miles of the 100 course.

    Date: 30 July 2016

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  • Potfest in the Pens

    Potfest in the Pens

    The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Up to 130 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK.

    Date: 05 August 2016 - 07 August 2016

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  • Total Warrior

    Total Warrior

    Join 15,000 warriors and prepare to take on the toughest 10k to 10mile events on earth! Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle racing providing the greatest courses set in the finest venues. With 25 to 30 punishing obstacles designed alongside ex-military personnel, you get the ultimate test of strength, stamina, mental determination and teamwork.  Success is about survival and not speed, so forget about breaking records and bring everything you have to cross the finish line and become a Total Warrior!.

    Date: 06 August 2016 - 07 August 2016

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  • The Lowther Show

    The Lowther Show

    Taking place within the beautiful grounds of Lowther Castle, the Lowther Show will bring to you a full line-up of activity.  2015 at the Lowther Show brought together world-class sporting championships, including the Great Wall Motor World Series Clay Shooting and Great Wall Motor World Series Gundog Championship, top class main arena acts, demonstrations and hundreds upon hundreds of top line, quality driven, local exhibition stands for visitors to truly indulge in and experience. A fantastic place for the whole family, the Lowther Show also hosts an array of family inspired features including a crafts and antiques fairs, a superb Food Festival offering home grown food stuffs and produce, a licensed bar and picnic areas, countryside sports and championships, plus countryside stores selling the latest clothing and accessories for you to buy. With so much going on, the Lowther Show is a date to add to your diary for 2016!.

    Date: 13 August 2016 - 14 August 2016

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  • Fell Pony Soicety: Breed Show

    Fell Pony Soicety: Breed Show

    The annual Fell Pony Society Breed Show held at Dalemain.

    Date: 13 August 2016

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  • Brough Agricultural Show

    Brough Agricultural Show

    The Brough Agricultural Society is holding its 2016 Show on 18 August 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: 18 August 2016

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  • Appleby Agricultural Show

    Appleby Agricultural Show

    The show this year is to be held (by kind permission of Appleby Golf Club as Lord of the Manor and Hilton Commoners) on The Barley Field, near Appleby Golf Course.  Appleby Show is a great day out for all the family with free entry for children. We have a wide variety of classes for sheep, cattle, poultry, vintage machinery, dogs, children’s pets, produce, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits.

    Date: 20 August 2016

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  • Crosby Ravensworth Show and Vintage Rally

    Crosby Ravensworth Show and Vintage Rally

    Crosby Ravensworth Show and Vintage Rally is a delightful event that epitomises and encapsulates all that is worth celebrating in English rural life, and it can be enjoyed on a variety of levels by folk of all ages. On the simplest level, for the visitor, the show allows a chance to see the fruits of everybody’s engagement in the celebration of all that they do best and experience the contagious enthusiasm.

    Date: 25 August 2016

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  • Wannasee Tribute Festival

    Wannasee Tribute Festival

    Wannasee Live Music Festival is back in 2016, featuring a fantastic line up of Europe’s finest tributes, to many of the World’s most popular acts, past and present, that you could never dream of seeing all at once. These bands offer the closest live tributes to the artists they represent, in stunning detail, guaranteeing a huge open air live music stadium experience and non-stop hits, from start to finish, in the beautiful setting of Hutton in the Forest.  Wannasee weekend is the perfect way to enjoy fantastic live music at affordable prices across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 26-28 August 2016, in the grounds of Hutton in the Forest, near Penrith.

    Date: 26 August 2016 - 28 August 2016

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  • Pirates by Day at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Pirates by Day at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Them Pirates be back for another swashbuckling adventure but with a twist! The departure point will be Pooley Bridge Pier at 1.30 pm. Load the cannons and prepare to battle it out on a 90 minute adventure with our rogue pirates, keeping an eye on the horizon at all times! £12.50 per pirate, under 3's free, includes cruise, gold chocolate coins, tattoos, return cruise voucher for the grown-ups and on-board games.

    Date: 26 August 2016

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  • Pirates by Night at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Pirates by Night at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    A new event in 2016 for all the family. Feel free to dress up and bring a picnic as we set sail upon our evening pirate themed cruise from Pooley Bridge with Peter Lashley singing a few sea shanties to add to the party atmosphere.  Cruise departs Pooley Bridge Pier at 6.30pm returning at 8.30pm.

    Date: 26 August 2016

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  • Dufton Agricultural Show

    Dufton Agricultural Show

    Known locally as the Fellside Royal', Dufton Agricultural Show, established in 1864, is one of Cumbria's longest running local shows. Nestling on the fellside, its a great day out for all the family.  The show features traditional classics such as sheep and cattle, horticulture, produce and handicrafts, dogs, dry stone walling and vintage vehicles.  The show attracts equestrian competitors from across England and Scotland for showing, BSJA show jumping, handy hunter, coloured horses and carriage driving.

    Date: 27 August 2016

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  • Patterdale Dog Day

    Patterdale Dog Day

    Sheep dog trials together with hound trails, hound show, terrier show, fell race, children's fell race, stick show, trade stands, craft tent.

    Date: 27 August 2016

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  • Wigton Dog Obedience Show

    Wigton Dog Obedience Show

    Wigton Dog Obedience Show on the Showfield at Hutton in the Forest.

    Date: 27 August 2016 - 28 August 2016

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  • Roof of England Sportive 2016

    Roof of England Sportive 2016

    Roof of England Cycling is open to anyone who loves cycling in Allendale, Weardale, Teesdale and Alston Moor or across the entire North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  At a glance: Choice of 90, 56 and 30 mile routes over the most glorious countryside and through the most welcoming of Pennine villages  All surplus monies will be split between Great North Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue Service No Closed Roads - but lots of signposting and marshalls at all junctions and danger points    Food at the start, end and at 3 points en route Broom Wagon and Mobile Mechanics should the worst happen  Cut off 9 hours after the last rider starts - so as long as you ride at 10mph you'll finish in time  Free Parking for Sportive riders and support  Lots of events happening in the area to keep the family amused while you're out  £25 per rider .

    Date: 28 August 2016

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  • Alston Agricultural Show

    Alston Agricultural Show

    Annual Alston Agricultural Show featuring Sheep Classes, Dog Classes and Terrier Racing. Licensed Bar and Refreshments, Children's Races and Rides plus lots more.  A great day out for all the family!.

    Date: 03 September 2016

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  • Helvellyn Triathlon

    Helvellyn Triathlon

    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 and down Hellvellyn (3118ft)  This is no ordinary triathlon and you are required to bring and race with extra items of equipment.

    Date: 04 September 2016

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  • C-Art Open Studios

    C-Art Open Studios

    C-Art is Cumbria’s countywide visual arts programme, co-ordinated by Eden Arts. The highlight is the open studios and galleries event which will take place from 10 – 25 September 2016. Last year over 110 artists, designers and independent galleries will opened their doors to the public with numerous art and craft workshops, demonstrations and special exhibitions taking place.  The inaugural Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition took place at the Rheged Centre in 2015 with Sarah Tew winning the award.

    Date: 10 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

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  • Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn

    Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn

    Starting and finishing at Jenkins Field, on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the 10km Helvellyn Trail Run, 15km Helvellyn Trail Race and 15km Helvellyn Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running, but can be tricky in places.  A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish.

    Date: 05 November 2016

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  • Lakeland Trails in Ullswater

    Lakeland Trails in Ullswater

    Starting from the Ullswater Pier at Glenridding (CA11 OUS), your journey starts with a beautiful half hour cruise aboard the Ullswater Steamer "Raven", which takes you to the start in the hamlet of Howtown, whilst being serenaded by singer/songwriter Pete Lashley.  The 10km Ullswater Trail Run, 14km Ullswater Trail Race and 14km Ullswater Trail Challenge follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways along the lake shore, giving panoramic views of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks, finishing in Jenkins Field, next to the Ullswater Pier. Much of the course passes through ancient woodland, which will be at its autumnal best.

    Date: 06 November 2016

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  • Appleby Sparkle Day

    Appleby Sparkle Day

    Appleby Sparkle Day with the switching on of the towns Christmas lights.  Stalls, Street entertainment a visit from Father Christmas.

    Date: 26 November 2016

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  • Santa Cruise and a touch of Christmas Magic

    Santa Cruise and a touch of Christmas Magic

    A festive treat and fun for all, activities on-board with the Happy Elf, a Stu-di-doo Christmas Magic show and of course meet Santa and hand over that all important letter! Saturday 18th December - Two sailings from Glenridding - 10.30am (returns 12noon) or 1.30 pm (returns 3pm). Ticket price £14.50 per person includes cruise, gift for the children, magic show and Christmas balloon, return journey voucher for the grown-ups and complimentary tea / coffee and mince pies. Under 3's free (token gift). Dogs not permitted.

    Date: 18 December 2016

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