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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. 

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

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    29 April 2017

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

    Family Walk - Cathedral Cave

    Follow old tracks to Little Langdale and Slater Bridge. Then to the famous Cathedral Cave with optional underground visit.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Grasmere

    Wordsworth's Grasmere - walk

    Discover Wordsworth's Grasmere and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Grasmere

  • View of Ullswater

    Martindale - Deer Valley - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 30 April 2017

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

    Wetherlam and Tilberthwaite Gill - walk

    An energetic walk ascending Wetherlam along Wetherlam Edge. Return to Tilberthwaite by Hole Rake and an old mining track.

    Location: Near Coniston

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

    High Above Glencoyne - walk

    We take the bus to Aira Force then traverse the hillside path for magnificent views of Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 01 May 2017

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

    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge - walk

    A gentle ascent from the lakeshore and Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and then up to Walla Crag for a breathtaking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

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

    Caves, Falls and Fells - walk

    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

  • 03 May 2017

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

    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle - walk

    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

  • 06 May 2017

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

    Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate - walk

    A scenic walk by the thundering waterfalls of Skelwith and Colwith to the immense crater of Hodge Close Quarry, returning along Little Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • 07 May 2017

  • Sour Milk Gill

    Silver How and Easedale Tarn - walk

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 08 May 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.

  • 10 May 2017

  • Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into Brockhole's history, plants and seasonal highlights. Followed by a delightful afternoon tea in the café.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Castle Crag

    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave - walk

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

    Location: Near Keswick

  • 11 May 2017

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

    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag - walk

    Walk up into the remote Greenburn valley. Follow the ridge to Helm Crag and the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' rocks before descending to Grasmere.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 12 May 2017

  • Cycling event

    Inclusive Cycling Festival

    A gathering geared to bring cycling to everyone beckons in the heart of the Lakes with specially adapted wheels for riders with disabilities.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

    29 April 2017

  • View of Ullswater

    Martindale - Deer Valley - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Grasmere

    Wordsworth's Grasmere - walk

    Discover Wordsworth's Grasmere and learn about one of England's finest Romantic poets.

    Location: Grasmere

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

    Family Walk - Cathedral Cave

    Follow old tracks to Little Langdale and Slater Bridge. Then to the famous Cathedral Cave with optional underground visit.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 30 April 2017

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

    High Above Glencoyne - walk

    We take the bus to Aira Force then traverse the hillside path for magnificent views of Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

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

    Wetherlam and Tilberthwaite Gill - walk

    An energetic walk ascending Wetherlam along Wetherlam Edge. Return to Tilberthwaite by Hole Rake and an old mining track.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 01 May 2017

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

    Caves, Falls and Fells - walk

    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

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

    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge - walk

    A gentle ascent from the lakeshore and Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and then up to Walla Crag for a breathtaking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • 03 May 2017

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

    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle - walk

    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

  • 06 May 2017

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

    Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate - walk

    A scenic walk by the thundering waterfalls of Skelwith and Colwith to the immense crater of Hodge Close Quarry, returning along Little Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • 07 May 2017

  • Sour Milk Gill

    Silver How and Easedale Tarn - walk

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 08 May 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.

  • 10 May 2017

  • Castle Crag

    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave - walk

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

    Location: Near Keswick

  • Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into Brockhole's history, plants and seasonal highlights. Followed by a delightful afternoon tea in the café.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 11 May 2017

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

    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag - walk

    Walk up into the remote Greenburn valley. Follow the ridge to Helm Crag and the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' rocks before descending to Grasmere.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 12 May 2017

  • Cycling event

    Inclusive Cycling Festival

    A gathering geared to bring cycling to everyone beckons in the heart of the Lakes with specially adapted wheels for riders with disabilities.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • 13 May 2017

  • Ullswater Steamer

    In the Footsteps of Wordsworth - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 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

  • 14 May 2017

  • Roy by stile

    Catstycam by Red Tarn - walk

    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: Ullswater area

  • Elaine, walk leader

    Ullock Pike under Skiddaw - walk

    Bag four Wainwrights on this steep but stunning circular hike for panoramic views of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • 16 May 2017

  • Windermere lakeshore

    Mere, Tarn and Water - walk

    Walk around Loughrigg Fell on shore paths and low fells from the Grasmere valley to the Langdale valley.

    Location: Near Grasmere

  • 19 May 2017

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

    Haystacks - Wainwright's Favourite Fell - walk

    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

  • 20 May 2017

  • View of Ullswater

    Pikeawassa and High Street - walk

    Cruise to Howtown, then ascend Pikeawassa and Wether Hill, returning along the old Roman Road to Pooley Bridge.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • 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

  • Secret Valley of the Bluebells - walk

    This short and easy linear route to the east of Buttermere turns into the secret Rannerdale valley. If timed right a carpet of brilliant blue will delight your senses.

    Location: Buttermere

  • 21 May 2017

  • Blencathra

    Blencathra Summit - walk

    Walk by Scales Tarn to Blencathra's summit. Cross to Foule Crag then down to Glenderamackin Coll, Bannerdale Crags and The Tongue.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • 22 May 2017

  • Walk from Brockhole

    Farming Valley to a Felltop Ridge - walk

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

    Location: Windermere

  • 24 May 2017

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

    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag - walk

    Walk up into the remote Greenburn valley. Follow the ridge to Helm Crag and the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' rocks before descending to Grasmere.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into Brockhole's history, plants and seasonal highlights. Followed by a delightful afternoon tea in the café.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 27 May 2017

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Steamer, Dale and Fell - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

    29 April 2017

  • View of Ullswater

    Martindale - Deer Valley - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 30 April 2017

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

    Wetherlam and Tilberthwaite Gill - walk

    An energetic walk ascending Wetherlam along Wetherlam Edge. Return to Tilberthwaite by Hole Rake and an old mining track.

    Location: Near Coniston

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

    High Above Glencoyne - walk

    We take the bus to Aira Force then traverse the hillside path for magnificent views of Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 01 May 2017

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

    Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge - walk

    A gentle ascent from the lakeshore and Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and then up to Walla Crag for a breathtaking panorama.

    Location: Near Keswick

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

    Caves, Falls and Fells - walk

    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

  • 03 May 2017

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

    Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle - walk

    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

  • 06 May 2017

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

    Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate - walk

    A scenic walk by the thundering waterfalls of Skelwith and Colwith to the immense crater of Hodge Close Quarry, returning along Little Langdale.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • 07 May 2017

  • Sour Milk Gill

    Silver How and Easedale Tarn - walk

    A challenging circular walk enjoying excellent views from Silver How, returning by stunning Easedale Tarn.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 08 May 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.

  • 10 May 2017

  • Garden Tour - Meet the Experts

    Join a guided tour around Brockhole's Mawson gardens and get an insight into Brockhole's history, plants and seasonal highlights. Followed by a delightful afternoon tea in the café.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Castle Crag

    Castle Crag and Millican's Cave - walk

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

    Location: Near Keswick

  • 11 May 2017

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

    Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag - walk

    Walk up into the remote Greenburn valley. Follow the ridge to Helm Crag and the famous 'Lion and the Lamb' rocks before descending to Grasmere.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 13 May 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

  • 14 May 2017

  • Roy by stile

    Catstycam by Red Tarn - walk

    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: Ullswater area

  • Elaine, walk leader

    Ullock Pike under Skiddaw - walk

    Bag four Wainwrights on this steep but stunning circular hike for panoramic views of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite.

    Location: Near Keswick

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