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Cartmel Races

Cartmel Races

Next Fixtures – 19th & 21st July, 23rd & 25th August 2014

Against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, it is possible to sample national hunt racing in its most original format.

The 3 day May fixture has 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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Ambleside Sports

Ambleside Sports

Ambleside Sports is held on the last Thursday in July.

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Mintfest

Mintfest, Kendal

Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2013 sees the town of Kendal come alive with Mintfest.

There are street acts and performances all weekend and there will definately be something for everyone.

For a full schedule of events please take a look at their website.

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Grasmere Sports

Grasmere Sports

Sunday 24th August 2014

Why not go to the traditional Lakeland sports.

The 2013 Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports, now celebrating 161 years of existence, has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars. Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.

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Rydal

Rydal Sheepdog Trials

Thursday 14th August 2014 sees the annual sheep dog trials and hound show. Set in the spectacular Rydal Park it has been going for over 100 years.

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Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show is held in September.

The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the Country and certainly one of the oldest, given that the Society was founded in 1799 and is still going from strength to strength 213 Shows later.
Voted by the Farmers Guardian readers as the 5th top Show and the only one-day show in the top 12!

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WIndermere Marathon

Windermere Marathon

Held In May

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. In 2012 almost 1000 runners enjoyed 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

Keswick Mountain Festival

Five days of adventure 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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Great-North-Swim

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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County Fest

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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