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Lake District Events 2014
If you're stuck for things to do when you visit the Lakes, or want some help planning your stay, we've listed some of the key events taking place over the next few months.
If you need any further help planning your trip, or want to make your stay extra special, just let us know and we'll do our best to help.
Ulverston WalkFest | Ulverston | 26th April - 5th May
Various guided walks and talks in and around Ulverston. In 2013 over 300 people took part in the 10 day event, and the general consensus was that it had been a resounding success.
The festival includes a number of historical walks as well as a programme of evening events.
For more information visit www.ulverstonwalkfest.co.uk/
Brathay Windermere Marathon | Windermere | 18th May 2014
Stunning scenery. But a very challenging 26.2 mile race right around Lake Windermere.
Spectators, supporters and visitors to the area are invited to the Family Fun Day at the Brathay Hall Estate to enjoy a range of entertainment, activities and refreshments.
For more information visit www.brathaywindermeremarathon.org.uk/
Country Fest | Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands | 31st May to 1st June
Get a real taste of the countryside at Country Fest in Crooklands. There’s a full programme of talks and demonstrations, as well as some of the region’s superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers.
There’s a wide range of activities and entertainment, including music and dance, historic cars and a beer festival.
For more information visit www.westmorlandshow.co.uk/country_fest_information.html
Grasmere Gallop | Grasmere | 7th June 2014
A fantastic chance to enjoy some of England’s finest scenery – while running! And your entry fee will be invested right back into looking after this world-famous landscape.
Of course, for those less competitive amongst us, there’s always the Fun Run!
For more information visit www.grasmeregallop.co.uk/
The Great North Swim | Windermere | 13th – 15th June 2013
This is the UK’s biggest open water swimming event and is set in the stunning location of the Low Wood Marina in Windermere. It’s now in its 7th year and swimmers of all abilities take part, braving the chilly waters of Britain’s longest lake.
There are four different distances, including a half-mile course that's suitable for beginners and young people aged 12 and over, plus one mile and two mile distances, as well as the 5k swim for the more experienced swimmer amongst us.
For more information visit www.greatswim.org/Events/great-north-swim
Holker Garden Festival | Holker Hall | 30th May to 1st June 2014
An opportunity to see the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts. This three day extravaganza in the grounds of Holker Hall is fantastic fun for the whole family.
For more information visit www.holkerfestival.co.uk/