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Chill Swim

JANUARY – The Big Chill Swim

Held at Low Wood Bay this event is great to watch or participate in if you’re brave enough.

For a timetable of events please see their website.

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Keswick Film

FEBRUARY – Keswick Film Festival

The festival is a real treat to see some amazing films in The Lake District.

Please see their website for the full programme.

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Coniston 14

MARCH – Coniston 14

The Race is Coniston’s largest annual community event and is organised by a small committee from the village. Each year over £20,000 is raised from the Race and this is donated to about 30 local charities and clubs.

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Damson Day

APRIL – Damson Day

Held in April in the Lyth Valley this event celebrates the arrival of spring and the Damson blossom.

There are lots of crafts, entertainment and refreshments on offer.

To learn more about the association and events on the day please see their website.

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County Fest

MAY – Country Fest

Held in May on the same site as the County Show the festival has bands, agricultural displays, food demonstration and stalls filled with tasty treats.

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WIndermere Marathon

MAY – Windermere Marathon

Following a course which is a complete circuit of Windermere, England’s largest lake, the Brathay Windermere Marathon takes in Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness and Waterhead. Almost 1000 runners enjoy the stunning scenery around the challenging 26.2 mile course.

The Family Fun Day is held in conjunction with the marathon. Spectators and supporters of the marathon, visitors to the area and the local community are invited to Brathay Hall Estate to help support the runners and enjoy a range of entertainment, activities and refreshments. There will be everything from a jazz band, local brewery beer tent, BBQ, high ropes challenge course, canoeing, children’s activities and plenty more to keep everyone busy throughout the day.

See their website for all details of the day.

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Keswick Mountain Festival

MAY – Keswick Mountain Festival

Held over five days in May.

The Keswick Mountain Festival strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and offers a varied range of activities for beginners who are looking to try something new to enthusiasts who are looking for their next challenge.

Take a look at their website

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Cartmel Races

MAY, JULY & AUGUST – Cartmel Races

With meetings in May, July & August against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, it is possible to sample national hunt racing in its most original format.

All the fixtures have fun for all the family with stalls and a funfair alongside the races. In the village of Cartmel there are plenty of pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and the priory to explore whist you are there.

For more information please see the Cartmel Racecourse website.

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JUNE – Great North Swim

Lake Windermere hosts the annual swim which is held over 3 days in June and a national renowned open water swimming event. Come and take part or spectate on this fabulous event.

For more information visit the website

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JULY – Ambleside Rushbearing

This festival takes place on the 1st Saturday in July.

The traditional day is an annual event in Ambleside and really brings the whole community out together.

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