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April

  • 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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  • 40 year commemoration at South Tynedale Railway

    40 year commemoration at South Tynedale Railway

    This event commemorates the 40 year anniversary of the closure of the line. On Saturday 1st May the last train made its journey from Alston to Haltwhistle to pipers playing a lament. This event remembers that weekend, with music, a quiz, oral accounts and a historical display in our Discovery Centre.  Join us to remember that fateful day 40 years ago .

    Date: 30 April 2016 - 02 May 2016

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May

  • 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.  Grand parade at 2.30pm.  Pick up a programme from Penrith TIC - 50p..

    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

    Starts from 8.30am until approx 3pm on the large field past the house going towards Pooley Bridge & near Lake Ullswater. The House & 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 by Katy Edgar.

    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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  • North-West Carriage Driving

    North-West Carriage Driving

    The North West Driving Club was founded in 1966 to foster good horsemanship and friendship amongst all drivers of harnessed horses and ponies in the North West of the UK.  The House and Gardens are OPEN to the public at the usual admission price and provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the Horse Driving, bring a picnic or eat at the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.Entry to the Show Ground FREE.  Free parking and free access to the tearoom and gift shop.

    Date: 15 May 2016

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  • Appleby Sprint Triathlon (Pool Based)

    Appleby Sprint Triathlon (Pool Based)

    Appleby-in-Westmorland is a town and civil parish in Cumbria, in North West England. It is situated within a loop of the River Eden and has a population of approximately 2,500, measured at the 2011 census to be 3,048.

    Date: 29 May 2016

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June

  • 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 www.applebyfair.org  **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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  • Morland Beer Festival

    Morland Beer Festival

    On Saturday 11th June 2016, we'll be hosting Morland's very first beer festival, showcasing over 30+ craft ales, beers and lagers from across the country, as well as a variety of ciders. There'll also be live music from a number of popular local bands throughout the day, as well as a Pimm's tent and a street food market...

    Date: 11 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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  • Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods and Crafts

    Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods and Crafts

    Celebrating All Things Gardening, Quality Plants, Crafts, Artisan Foods & Garden Talks - 10am to 4pmFREE Entry to Plant Fair.  Discounted entry to Gardens £5, House & Gardens £7 Children U-16's FREE.  With many Quality Exhibitors attending.      Hand Picked Selection of the Best Nurseries in the North of England     Craft & Artisan Food Stalls in the Historic Courtyard      Plants from the Dalemain garden on sale      Garden Tours with Jane Hasell-McCosh including Edible Plants tour by Jane Maggs      3 Food Outlets: Cream Teas served on the lawn and Mediaeval Hall Tearoom and Corner Byre plus ice creams      Gift Shop with The World's Best Marmalades for Sale from this year's Festival Join us for this Quality Event and Enjoy a Lovely Day in the Beautiful Surroundings of Dalemain Mansion and Award Winning Historic Gardens.  A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!.

    Date: 19 June 2016

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  • Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet and As you like it by the Globe Theatre

    Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet and As you like it by the Globe Theatre

    The GB theatre company return to Appleby Castle to perform;  Romeo and Juliet and As you like it.  This will be the third season running that the GB theatre team have come to Appleby Castle.  The actors have trained at the Bristol Old Vic and some of them have worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The GB Theatre company is renowned for combining enough of a modern twist to make the Bard’s plays translate to a modern audience without losing any of the wit or nuance of the original language.

    Date: 24 June 2016 - 26 June 2016

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  • Ullswater Fair

    Ullswater Fair

    Fell races, dog competitions and much more at this excellent annual event.

    Date: 25 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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  • A Day in the Lakes Distance Triathlon

    A Day in the Lakes Distance Triathlon

    Probably the most beautiful half Ironman distance triathlon in the country.  Facilities at the venue are superb with camping/caravanning on the transition field next to beautiful Ullswater. The 1.2 mile swim is in Ullswater, the 56 mile cycle route takes in the Kirkstone Pass, Shap Fell and Lowther Castle grounds.

    Date: 26 June 2016

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  • Open Air Shakespeare by Illyria: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Open Air Shakespeare by Illyria: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Illyria Theatre Company at Hutton in the Forest.  Illyria tours top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond.  Question: What is the difference between an Athenian weaver, the Earth’s satellite, and a donkey?Answer: Nothing at all: just another excuse for Shakespeare to squeeze out, if you’ll pardon the expression, another bum joke.In Illyria’s 25th anniversary season this inimitable company reprises the show they performed in their very first year. Five couples – three human, one fairy, and one mythical – find their relationships sorely tested, intimately probed and indecently exposed when a troupe of amateur theatricals bumble into the forest to rehearse a play.  Add to this a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief, and you have the most perfectly frothy comedy for a moonlit summer evening.

    Date: 28 June 2016

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July

  • 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.  For more information and to book contact Distant Horizons on 017684 86465 or info@distant-horizons.co.uk.

    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. Fully guided by professional kayaking and mountain guides.  For more information and to book visit the Great North Air Ambulance website.

    Date: 10 July 2016

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  • Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Rally  and Family Fun Day

    Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Rally and Family Fun Day

    Sunday 10th July 2016 - 10am to 4pmDalemain's Show Field, just past the house A TRADITIONAL LOCAL SHOW IN A STUNNING LOCATION WITH SOMETHING FOR ALL THE FAMILY!This is a non-profit making venture by the tractor club but no expense has been spared to make it a day out to remember so please come along and support a local club that has recently donated thousands of pounds to Eden charities. Not to be missed there will be a large display of vintage tractors, machinery, trucks, classic cars and motor cycles for the public to enjoy.The main arena feature will be Fun Dog Show, DL Dog Agility Team, Owl Magic and more.  Other attractions include a Car Boot Sale, Stalls & Crafts, Exhibitions and Various Amusements for Children.  Open to the public from 10am to 4pm - Adults £4.50, Children: £1.50, Family ticket: £10 includes free parking.    The whole family will have a great day out:     Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display      Car Boot Sale Stall and Crafts      Fun Dog Show (6 classes)      DL Dog Agility Team and Owl Magic      Hospice at Home      Auto Jumble      Catering and Ice Cream      Children's Activities  Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens are open to the public at the usual admission fee.  FREE ACCESS to Tearoom, Plant Sales & Gift Shop.  For more info on the rally or the club please contact Brenda Mawson (Club Secretary) on 01768 890926 or email: brendamawson@hotmail.co.uk.

    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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  • Open Air Gilbert and Sullivan: Ruddicore by Illyria Theatre

    Open Air Gilbert and Sullivan: Ruddicore by Illyria Theatre

    Open Air Gilbert and Sullivan: Ruddicore by Illyria Theatre at Hutton in the Forest.   Illyria tours top quality open-air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and beyond.  At his own wedding it is revealed that shy young Robin Oakapple is really Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, heir to the ancestral pile of Ruddigore and its attendant curse: that each Lord of Ruddigore must do an evil deed every day or else die an agonising death.  Rose his bride is horrified and offers herself in marriage to his younger brother.

    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

    Hospice at Home welcomes the community to enjoy a crazy, colour occasion for all ages and a perfect afternoon for family, friends and work colleagues. Whilst walking, jogging or running the 5km route you can enjoy being dowsed with an array of rainbow neon colours!  The entry fee is £15 per adult, £7 per child, under 5’s free and £35 per family (max 2 adults and 2 children).  This includes funky sunglasses, paint at four colour stations, individual colour pouch, entertainment, warm up routines and a well-deserved medal and refreshments at the finish.  Please register online at www.hospiceathome.co.uk..

    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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  • Alston Live

    Alston Live

    Alston Live 2016 - Rory McLeod and the Familiar Strangers, plus Colt45 and Fiona Clayton.  Leatherat, Rory Connor and Friends, Sean Taylor, Die No More, Wreckage, Bubble'ead plus a whole host of local talent on our second stage in the Tent from Nent.  Weekend tickets Friday - £10adv and Saturday £20adv, plus free camping for tents.  Real ale bar, children's entertainment and top quality food outlets.

    Date: 22 July 2016 - 23 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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  • 3 Lakes Challenge

    3 Lakes Challenge

    A 36km sea kayaking challenge involving the lengths of the 3 longest lakes in England, Coniston, Windermere and Ullswater. All located in the Lake District with the aim of completing the challenge within 12 hours.

    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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  • 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 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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  • North-West Carriage Driving

    North-West Carriage Driving

    The North West Driving Club was founded in 1966 to foster good horsemanship and friendship amongst all drivers of harnessed horses and ponies in the North West of the UK.  The House and Gardens are OPEN to the public at the usual admission price and provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the Horse Driving, bring a picnic or eat at the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.Entry to the Show Ground FREE.  Free parking and free access to the tearoom and gift shop.

    Date: 31 July 2016

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August

  • 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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  • Fell Pony Soicety: Breed Show

    Fell Pony Soicety: Breed Show

    The annual Fell Pony Society Breed Show held at Dalemain.  Starts from 8.30am until approx 3pm on the large fieldpast the house going towards Pooley Bridge and near Lake Ullswater. The House & Gardens are CLOSED but provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event.

    Date: 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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  • 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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  • Wigton Motor Club presents the Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show

    Wigton Motor Club presents the Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show

    90 years of MG and Lotus Legends. Over 500 Classic Car and One Make Clubs, Autotesting and Motorsport displays.

    Date: 21 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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  • Penrith Chilli Fiesta

    Penrith Chilli Fiesta

    Penrith Bid and Chilli Fest UK present a hot new event for Penrith in 2016 - an awesome Chilli Fiesta.  Free admission.  More details to follow when announced.

    Date: 27 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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September

  • 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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  • Tour of Britain

    Tour of Britain

    The Tour of Britain will return to Eden this September, as Cumbria and the Lake District host the second stage of British Cycling’s premier road cycling event on Monday 5 September. Stage Two will begin in Carlisle, before passing through Penrith, Cockermouth, Keswick and Ambleside, with a finish atop Beast Banks in Kendal. .

    Date: 05 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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  • Ullswater Walking Festival

    Ullswater Walking Festival

    The 2015 Ullswater Outdoor Festival takes place from 24th September to 2nd October and showcases this magnificent valley.   Serene and tranquil Ullswater valley offers fantastic walking opportunities - from gentle lakeshore strolls to challenging airy high fell hikes.  Our volunteers have chosen some fabulous walks for this festive week to help you discover and explore some of lakeland's most stunning scenery.

    Date: 24 September 2016 - 02 October 2016

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October

November

  • 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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  • The Winter Droving

    The Winter Droving

    The Winter Droving is a magical festival in Penrith that celebrates all things rural, traditional and fun. The event highlight is a torch lit procession through the town featuring fire, lanterns, masquerade and music and mayhem.   The event is a celebration of Penrith and its age old role as the market place for the local area, a place where for centuries livestock and produce has been brought for sale.  The 2016 event will take place throughout the day on Saturday 12th November and this year will feature a food and craft market.  Watch the video from the 2014 Winter Droving to get a true flavour of this unique event.

    Date: 12 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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  • Penrith Christmas Lights Switch On

    Penrith Christmas Lights Switch On

    Join in with all the Christmas fun at the Penrith Christmas Lights Switch On!  Join us in Devonshire Street to switch on the Lights with music from local bands from 3pm and the Town Band and school choirs bringing in the start of the festive season in Penrith.

    Date: 26 November 2016

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December

  • 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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March

  • Daffodil Run and Walk from Pooley

    Daffodil Run and Walk from Pooley

    After the success of the 2016 event, the Daffodil Run and Walk will return for 2017 on Saturday 18th March.  The route runs 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.  Come and support the village pubs and cafes.  Details and entry information to follow.

    Date: 18 March 2017

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