Events header

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. 

Guided walks and navigation days run from around Easter to end of October. You can book below or read our reviews on tripadvisor.

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

Make sure you sign up to our email newsletter for all the latest events, offers and competitions using the quick form at the bottom of this page!

Keywords:

    27 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    A strenuous ridge walk over St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause. Passing through the stunning valley of Grisedale and returning through Patterdale.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 28 May 2018

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • 29 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Majestic Great Gable

    Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and the drama of Red Tarn. Reach the peak of Catstycam before descending back to Glenridding.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 30 May 2018

  • Guided bike rides in the Lake District


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Windermere with a Castle

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle

    Location: Near Windermere

  • Langdales and Swan

    Guided Walk
    The Dramatic Langdale Pikes

    Climb up alongside Stickle Ghyll waterfalls with a steep ascent of Pavey Ark. Traverse along the tops to descend Stake Pass into Great Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

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

    Location: Kendal

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • 31 May 2018

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge

    A gentle walk along quiet lanes to Troutbeck, followed by a steep climb up to Wansfell, before returning to Brockhole.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Hard

  • 02 June 2018

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 03 June 2018

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn by Heck Crag. Return around Angle Tarn visiting Brock Crags viewpoint.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

    27 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Stunning St Sunday Crag

    A strenuous ridge walk over St Sunday Crag via Deepdale Hause. Passing through the stunning valley of Grisedale and returning through Patterdale.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

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

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 28 May 2018

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 29 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Majestic Great Gable

    Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and the drama of Red Tarn. Reach the peak of Catstycam before descending back to Glenridding.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 30 May 2018


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

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

    Location: Kendal

  • Langdales and Swan

    Guided Walk
    The Dramatic Langdale Pikes

    Climb up alongside Stickle Ghyll waterfalls with a steep ascent of Pavey Ark. Traverse along the tops to descend Stake Pass into Great Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard

  • Guided bike rides in the Lake District


    Guided Family Cycle Ride - Windermere with a Castle

    A delightful guided bike ride from Brockhole on Windermere to Wray Castle

    Location: Near Windermere

  • Children reading a book outside

    Wordsworth Wednesday

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with crafts and storytelling.

    Location:

  • 31 May 2018

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge

    A gentle walk along quiet lanes to Troutbeck, followed by a steep climb up to Wansfell, before returning to Brockhole.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Hard

  • 02 June 2018

  • Aira Force

    Guided Walk
    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 03 June 2018

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn by Heck Crag. Return around Angle Tarn visiting Brock Crags viewpoint.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 05 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    High Rigg - a Mountain in Miniature

    A circular walk up, over and around High Rigg in St John's-in-the-Vale, with panoramic views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 06 June 2018

  • Brockhole gardens with summer flowers


    Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into it's history, plants and seasonal highlights.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 07 June 2018

  • Laal Ratty

    Guided Walk
    Steam to the Hills

    Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • 08 June 2018

  • Great North Swim


    The Great North Swim

    The Great North Swim, Europe's biggest open-water swimming event returns to the Lake District in June 2018 at its new home at Brockhole on Windermere.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

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

    Guided Walk
    Yew Beauty!

    An short walk through beautiful National Trust owned Yewdale Woods, returning along the Cumbria Way to Coniston.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Easy plus

  • 09 June 2018

  • Great North Swim


    The Great North Swim

    The Great North Swim, Europe's biggest open-water swimming event returns to the Lake District in June 2018 at its new home at Brockhole on Windermere.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

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

    Guided Walk
    Moor Divock Archaeology

    Take a journey back in time and walk among ancient stone circles, cairns and burial sites. This fascinating hike through history will bring the past back to life.

    Location: Near Penrith

    Grade: Moderate

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Holme Fell

    Guided Walk
    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell

    A delightful walk over Holme Fell with views over Yewdale and Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 10 June 2018

  • Great North Swim


    The Great North Swim

    The Great North Swim, Europe's biggest open-water swimming event returns to the Lake District in June 2018 at its new home at Brockhole on Windermere.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

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

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn from Swirls

    Follow Helvellyn Gill up to the summit with its dramatic and wide-ranging views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

  • 12 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Dales Way from Staveley to Windermere

    Stroll along quiet lanes from Staveley on this panoramic linear walk. Continue over farmland before finishing at Windermere. Return by bus.

    Location: Staveley

    Grade: Moderate

  • 14 June 2018

  • Scafell Pike

    Guided Walk
    Scafell Pike - England's Highest Peak

    A magnificent walk to the summit of England's highest peak.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 15 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Around Grasmere and Rydal

    Walk to Grasmere on the hillside above Rydal Water visitng Rydal Caves.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Moderate

  • 16 June 2018

  • Blencathra

    Guided Walk
    Blencathra Summit

    Walk by Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit. Three Wainwright summits to bag!

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

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

    Guided Walk
    Coniston Copper Trail

    Discover Coniston’s rich mining history over the past 500 years on this fascinating walk back in time.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 17 June 2018

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Guided Walk
    Steamer, Dale and Fell

    Cruise to Howtown then walk over Beda Fell to view the ancient deer forest of Bannerdale. Return by Boredale Hause.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 19 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Scout Scar - a Natural Limestone Garden

    A circular walk over Scout Scar, looking at the wildlife and special plants that grow on the limestone.

    Location: Near Kendal

    Grade: Moderate

  • 20 June 2018

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

  • Brockhole gardens with summer flowers


    Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into it's history, plants and seasonal highlights.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 22 June 2018

  • High Spy

    Guided Walk
    High Spy Ridge and Valleys

    A peaceful walk by River Derwent before ascending under High Spy for a ridge walk with panoramic views of the northern fells.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • 23 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn Avoiding the Ridges

    Join us on this challenging walk to one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Very hard

  • 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

  • Tom Gill

    Guided Walk
    Hills, Gills and Falls

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

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

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

    Guided Walk
    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave

    Circular walk from Seatoller through stunning Borrowdale including Castle Crag and a cave.

    Location: Near Keswick

    Grade: Moderate

  • 24 June 2018

  • Wray Castle

    Guided Walk
    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle

    A walk through fields and forest, over a splendid summit and down to the shores of Windermere. Return by a castle, a tarn and woodlands.

    Location: Hawkshead

    Grade: Moderate

    27 May 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Black Crag and Yewdale

    A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag by Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning by Tom Heights plantation.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • 28 May 2018

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    Guided Walk
    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell

    From Honister, climb through old slate mine workings, past Blackbeck and Innominate Tarns to the summit, for fabulous views of Buttermere and beyond.

    Location: Borrowdale

    Grade: Hard

  • Cathedral Cave

    Guided Walk
    Caves, Falls and Fells

    Follow old quarry roads to Little Langdale, visit Cathedral Cave and then on to spectacular Colwith Falls returning over High Oxen Fell and Hodge Close.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Glenamara

    Guided Walk
    Glenamara and Silver Bay

    Walk by picturesque Lanty's Tarn to glorious Silver Bay on magnificent Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Moderate

  • 30 May 2018

  • Langdales and Swan

    Guided Walk
    The Dramatic Langdale Pikes

    Climb up alongside Stickle Ghyll waterfalls with a steep ascent of Pavey Ark. Traverse along the tops to descend Stake Pass into Great Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

    Grade: Very hard


  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

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

    Location: Kendal

  • 31 May 2018

  • Rannerdale Knott 300x300

    Guided Walk
    Rannerdale Knotts

    A short climb to the ridge of Rannerdale Knotts, giving magnificent views over Buttermere, Crummock Water and Lorton Vale.

    Location: Buttermere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 01 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge

    A gentle walk along quiet lanes to Troutbeck, followed by a steep climb up to Wansfell, before returning to Brockhole.

    Location: Windermere

    Grade: Hard

  • 03 June 2018

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to learn basic navigation skills in small, friendly groups.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Deer in Martindale Valley

    Guided Walk
    Martindale - Deer Valley

    Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn by Heck Crag. Return around Angle Tarn visiting Brock Crags viewpoint.

    Location: Ullswater area

    Grade: Hard

  • 05 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    High Rigg - a Mountain in Miniature

    A circular walk up, over and around High Rigg in St John's-in-the-Vale, with panoramic views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Moderate

  • 07 June 2018

  • Laal Ratty

    Guided Walk
    Steam to the Hills

    Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell.

    Location: Ravenglass

    Grade: Moderate

  • 09 June 2018

  • Holme Fell

    Guided Walk
    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell

    A delightful walk over Holme Fell with views over Yewdale and Coniston Water.

    Location: Near Coniston

    Grade: Moderate

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map


    Navigation Skills for Women

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 10 June 2018

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

    Guided Walk
    Helvellyn from Swirls

    Follow Helvellyn Gill up to the summit with its dramatic and wide-ranging views.

    Location: Near Thirlmere

    Grade: Very hard

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!