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Activities, events and walks in the Lakes

There are lots of events and activities happening in the National Park celebrating local culture, wildlife, scenery and much more. From fabulous family days out to high fell hikes. Events take place across the National Park so no matter where you are, you'll find something nearby.

Browse our calendar of activities and things to do. Just click on event titles to find out more. Many are free or low-cost. Events run until end of December and start again February half term.

Guided walks and navigation days run from around Easter to end of October. 

Read our walks blog posts for more inspiring ideas and visit our walking pages for more tips and ideas.

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    26 February 2017

  • Ghoulish Scavenger Hunt

    Winter Wildlife Survival Trail

    Follow the trail around our stunning grounds, discover how the Lake District’s wonderful wildlife copes with winter, complete the activities and win a prize!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 27 February 2017

  • FA photo

    8 Hour Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 04 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • 05 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with Fell Top Assessor Graham Uney as he climbs to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for Lake District Weatherline.

    26 February 2017

  • Ghoulish Scavenger Hunt

    Winter Wildlife Survival Trail

    Follow the trail around our stunning grounds, discover how the Lake District’s wonderful wildlife copes with winter, complete the activities and win a prize!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 27 February 2017

  • FA photo

    8 Hour Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 04 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • 05 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with Fell Top Assessor Graham Uney as he climbs to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for Lake District Weatherline.

  • 16 March 2017

  • FA photo

    8 Hour Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 18 March 2017

  • FA photo

    16 Hour Outdoors First aid

    This practical 2 day training course, organised by the Lake District National Park Authority, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • 19 March 2017

  • FA photo

    16 Hour Outdoors First aid

    This practical 2 day training course, organised by the Lake District National Park Authority, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

    27 February 2017

  • FA photo

    8 Hour Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 05 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with Fell Top Assessor Graham Uney as he climbs to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for Lake District Weatherline.

  • 16 March 2017

  • FA photo

    8 Hour Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 18 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • FA photo

    16 Hour Outdoors First aid

    This practical 2 day training course, organised by the Lake District National Park Authority, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 19 March 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • 01 April 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • 02 April 2017

  • Helvellyn 2

    Winter Skills Day Course

    Exciting opportunity for you to sharpen up your winter skills; or treat a loved one to an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of only 2 fell top assessor’s in England.

  • 07 April 2017

  • FA photo

    8 Hour Emergency First Aid

    This practical and fun 1 day training course, based in the Lake District, will provide you with essential lifesaving skills in the outdoors.

  • 08 April 2017

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map

    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to improve your navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 09 April 2017

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Hills, Gills and Falls

    Delightful walk over Tom Heights to Colwith Force and Holme Fell with views over Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 13 April 2017

  • Blea Tarn

    Over Lingmoor into Little Langdale

    Climb out of Elterwater village onto Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike before an exciting descent to Blea Tarn and Little Langdale, returning to Elterwater.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • 14 April 2017

  • Castlerigg

    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    A gradual ascent to ancient Castlerigg stone circle in its awe-inspiring setting. Panoramic views of the surrounding fells. One of Britain's earliest stone circles.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

    Glenamara to Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn, visit the ice house then on through an ancient deer forest to Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 15 April 2017

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map

    Navigation Skills for Beginners

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills. Map and compass provided.

    Location: Ullswater area

Shows and festivals in and around the National Park

Check out our Country shows and festivals page for details of events ranging from Marmalade Festivals to Crab Fairs!