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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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    12 August 2017

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map

    Navigation - Practise Your Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to refresh and extend your map and compass skills.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • 23 August 2017

  • Coppermines family

    Family Walk - Coppermines Valley

    Walk around the Coppermines Valley and hear tales of the men, women and children who worked in the copper mining industry.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 02 September 2017

  • 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

  • 03 September 2017

  • Coppermines family

    Family Walk - Coppermines Valley

    Walk around the Coppermines Valley and hear tales of the men, women and children who worked in the copper mining industry.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 17 September 2017

  • 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

  • 23 September 2017

  • 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

    25 July 2017

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Ullswater's Myths and Legends Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Monk Coniston

    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the re-opened path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Historic Hartsop - walk

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 26 July 2017

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    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

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Wordsworth Wednesdays

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with Rucksack of Rhymes (11am - 12pm), an introductory talk on Wordsworth from 12.30pm - 1pm and craft activities and stories for all the family from 2pm - 3pm. A great day out for all!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Creative art

    Creative Art at Brockhole

    Be inspired by the beautiful Brockhole gardens and create wonderful art in our series of themed drop in workshops from 11am - 3pm. Suitable for all the family.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

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

    Miterdale Meander - walk

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

  • 28 July 2017

  • Pond monsters

    Creatures from the Deep

    What amazing creatures can you find in the Brockhole pond? Look out for great diving beetles, damsel flies and newts. Sessions at 10.30am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Age 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 29 July 2017

  • Victorious Vikings

    Victorious Vikings!

    Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology. An opportunity to learn more about local heritage. Fun drop in activities for all the family from 11am - 4pm..

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Esk Estuary

    Esk Estuary Escapade - walk

    Discover the plants, wildlife and landscape of this coastal area. Includes short river crossings by volunteer ferry and by ford (bring old spare footwear) and return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - East - walk

    Take the bus along the beautiful lakeside from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale then walk back by the eastern Ullswater Way with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • 30 July 2017

  • Coppermines view

    Coppermines Valley - walk

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Watendlath

    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath - walk

    Bus to Rosthwaite, then over the fell to the hanging valley of Watendlath, returning to Keswick on woodland and lakeshore paths by Derwentwater.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - West - walk

    Cruise beautiful Ullswater to Pooley Bridge then walk the western Ullswater Way over Gowbarrow summit to Glenridding with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Kids on bikes

    Windermere with a View - guided family cycle ride

    Bring the family on our leisurely five mile guided cycle ride discovering the mysterious Claife Viewing Station along traffic-free trails and very quiet minor road.

    Location: Brockhole, near Windermere

    25 July 2017

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Historic Hartsop - walk

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Monk Coniston

    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the re-opened path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Ullswater's Myths and Legends Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 26 July 2017

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

    Miterdale Meander - walk

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

  • Creative art

    Creative Art at Brockhole

    Be inspired by the beautiful Brockhole gardens and create wonderful art in our series of themed drop in workshops from 11am - 3pm. Suitable for all the family.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Wordsworth Wednesdays

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with Rucksack of Rhymes (11am - 12pm), an introductory talk on Wordsworth from 12.30pm - 1pm and craft activities and stories for all the family from 2pm - 3pm. A great day out for all!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    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

  • 28 July 2017

  • Pond monsters

    Creatures from the Deep

    What amazing creatures can you find in the Brockhole pond? Look out for great diving beetles, damsel flies and newts. Sessions at 10.30am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Age 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 29 July 2017

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - East - walk

    Take the bus along the beautiful lakeside from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale then walk back by the eastern Ullswater Way with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • Esk Estuary

    Esk Estuary Escapade - walk

    Discover the plants, wildlife and landscape of this coastal area. Includes short river crossings by volunteer ferry and by ford (bring old spare footwear) and return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

  • Victorious Vikings

    Victorious Vikings!

    Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology. An opportunity to learn more about local heritage. Fun drop in activities for all the family from 11am - 4pm..

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 30 July 2017

  • Kids on bikes

    Windermere with a View - guided family cycle ride

    Bring the family on our leisurely five mile guided cycle ride discovering the mysterious Claife Viewing Station along traffic-free trails and very quiet minor road.

    Location: Brockhole, near Windermere

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - West - walk

    Cruise beautiful Ullswater to Pooley Bridge then walk the western Ullswater Way over Gowbarrow summit to Glenridding with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Watendlath

    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath - walk

    Bus to Rosthwaite, then over the fell to the hanging valley of Watendlath, returning to Keswick on woodland and lakeshore paths by Derwentwater.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • Coppermines view

    Coppermines Valley - walk

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 31 July 2017

  • Elterwater walks

    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater - walk

    This scenic walk takes us from Langdale valley to Loughrigg Fell by Loughrigg Tarn, with extensive views over the Langdales and Grasmere.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • 01 August 2017

  • View of Ullswater

    Glenamara to Silver Bay - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Children paddling a raft on a lake

    Have a go at Rafting

    Build your own raft and see if you can stay afloat on Windermere. Bring along a towel and a change of clothes. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm. Age 7+.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Ullswater's Lakes and Mountains Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 02 August 2017

  • Family Ramble

    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside.

    Location: Windermere

  • Creative art

    Creative Art at Brockhole

    Be inspired by the beautiful Brockhole gardens and create wonderful art in our series of themed drop in workshops from 11am - 3pm. Suitable for all the family.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Wordsworth Wednesdays

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with Rucksack of Rhymes (11am - 12pm), an introductory talk on Wordsworth from 12.30pm - 1pm and craft activities and stories for all the family from 2pm - 3pm. A great day out for all!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Brockhole hi five

    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 August 2017

  • Laal Ratty

    Steam to the Hills - walk

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

    Location: Ravenglass

  • Birds of prey

    Beautiful Birds of Prey

    Meet birds of prey from Silverband Falconry. Watch them demonstrate their amazing hunting and flying skills. Shows at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Grasmere Trail

    Explore the Grasmere Trail

    Discover this new trail from Ambleside via Rydal Water to Grasmere with trained leaders.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 04 August 2017

  • Roman Fort

    Walk with the Romans

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Face Painting at Brockhole

    Pop into facepainting at Brockhole and be transformed into one of your favourite characters by our professionally trained face painter. Drop in from 11am - 3pm.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 05 August 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

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map

    Navigation - Practise Your Skills

    Head outdoors to refresh and extend your map and compass skills.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • Crags, Farms, Woods

    Crags, Farms and Woods - walk

    A pleasant walk through Skelghyll Wood to Jenkin's Crag. Descend to Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre through a lakeland sheep farm.

    Location: Ambleside

  • 06 August 2017

  • Family cycle

    Windermere with a Castle - guided family cycle ride

    Bring the family on our leisurely guided cycle ride discovering quiet trails on the western shore of Windermere.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere

  • Helvellyn

    Helvellyn from Swirls - walk

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

    Location: Near Thirlmere

  • Black Crag

    Black Crag and Yewdale - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Bike

    Junior Cycle Skills

    Learn new skills while being supervised by some of Britain's top instructors. Bikes and helmets are provided. Drop in from 11am - 4pm. Suitable for all ages.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 07 August 2017

  • Kentmere

    Two Hilltop Tarns and a Craggy Wood - walk

    A scenic walk, climbing through Craggy Woods and out onto the fells to visit Potter Tarn and Gurnal Dubbs.

    Location: Staveley

  • 08 August 2017

  • Castlerigg

    Castlerigg Stone Circle - walk

    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

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Beatrix Potter Tales in the Garden

    Explore the beautiful grounds of Brockhole and listen to tales of Beatrix Potter. Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • View of Ullswater

    Unbelievable Ullswater - walk

    A circular walk up to the Cockpit between Barton Fell and Askham Fell, with a national park ranger, to discover what makes Ullswater special.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • Ullswater Steamer

    Ullswater's History and Heritage Cruise

    A relaxing cruise on Ullswater with commentary by a national park ranger.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 09 August 2017

  • Brockhole hi five

    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside.

    Location: Windermere

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Face Painting at Brockhole

    Pop into facepainting at Brockhole and be transformed into one of your favourite characters by our professionally trained face painter. Drop in from 11am - 3pm.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Wordsworth Wednesdays

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with Rucksack of Rhymes (11am - 12pm), an introductory talk on Wordsworth from 12.30pm - 1pm and craft activities and stories for all the family from 2pm - 3pm. A great day out for all!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Eskdale Mill

    Eskdale Family Wander

    A delightful walk along the beautiful Esk valley to visit historic sites. Includes tour of Eskdale Mill.

    Location: Boot

  • 10 August 2017

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

    High Rigg - a Mountain in Miniature - walk

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

    Location: Near Thirlmere

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Den Building, Bushcraft and Survival Skills

    Get to grips with basic survival skills, including shelter building, fire lighting and rope, string and knot tying. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm. Age 7+.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Grasmere Trail

    Explore the Grasmere Trail - cycle ride

    Discover this new trail from Ambleside via Rydal Water to Grasmere with trained leaders.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 11 August 2017

  • Rydal Cave

    Coffins, Caves and Crags - walk

    This guided walk takes in a lofty crag, three tarns, a cave and tales of old lakeland.

    Location: Ambleside

  • Child with a magnifying glass

    Mini Monster Fun

    Explore and investigate the plants and creatures in the Brockhole gardens on a bug hunt, then make your very own monster on a stick to take home. Sessions at 10.30am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Suitable for age 6+.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Coniston

    Yew Beauty! - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 12 August 2017

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - East - walk

    Take the bus along the beautiful lakeside from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale then walk back by the eastern Ullswater Way with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • Hand holding a compass on top of a map

    Navigation - Practise Your Skills for Women

    Head outdoors to refresh and extend your map and compass skills.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • Ullock Pike

    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

  • Jenkins Crag

    My First Fell - Bowness Family Walk

    Discover the joy of climbing a Lake District fell on this family walk to the summit of Brantfell. Spectacular views from the top!

    Location: Bowness

  • 13 August 2017

  • Kids on bikes

    Windermere with a View - family guided cycle ride

    Bring the family on our leisurely five mile guided cycle ride discovering the mysterious Claife Viewing Station along traffic-free trails and very quiet minor road.

    Location: Brockhole, near Windermere

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - West - walk

    Cruise beautiful Ullswater to Pooley Bridge then walk the western Ullswater Way over Gowbarrow summit to Glenridding with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Esk Estuary

    Esk Estuary Escapade - walk

    Discover the plants, wildlife and landscape of this coastal area. Includes short river crossings by volunteer ferry and by ford (bring old spare footwear) and return by Muncaster Castle and Roman remains.

    Location: Ravenglass

  • 14 August 2017

  • Coniston

    Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag - walk

    Hike these iconic Lake district fells to bag two must-do Wainwright summits!

    Location: Coniston area

  • Creative art

    Creative Art at Brockhole

    Be inspired by the beautiful Brockhole gardens and create wonderful art in our series of themed drop in workshops from 11am - 3pm. Suitable for all the family.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 15 August 2017

  • Roy by stile

    Historic Hartsop - walk

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

  • Roman Fort

    Walk with the Romans

    A leisurely stroll from Waterhead to the ruins of the old Roman fort of Galava. Walk along the banks of the River Rothay returning by walking up hill through Skelghyll Wood.

    Location: Ambleside

  • Mini Beasts

    Meet the Mammals with Silverband

    Meet Gizmo and Spike the sugar gliders, Felix the polecat, Charlie the chinchilla and Tiggywinkle the hedgehog. Get the opportunity to see them up close. Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 16 August 2017

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Miterdale Meander - walk

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Bird Hive at Brockhole

    Soar like a bird, tip over the edges of a mountain and skim the top of a beautiful lake! Join us on a 360 degree virtual reality flight over iconic Lake District landscapes, that have long been a source of artistic inspiration and find out why this special place deserves World Heritage status.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Family Ramble

    Brockhole Family Ramble

    Learn how to find your way when walking in the countryside.

    Location: Windermere

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Wordsworth Wednesdays

    Join the Wordsworth Trust for a packed day of activities - including fun for tiny tots with Rucksack of Rhymes (11am - 12pm), an introductory talk on Wordsworth from 12.30pm - 1pm and craft activities and stories for all the family from 2pm - 3pm. A great day out for all!

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 17 August 2017

  • Elaine, walk leader

    Historic Hawkshead - walk

    A leisurely walk with spectacular views through the fields around Hawkshead, learning about its fascinating history.

    Location: Hawkshead

  • Grasmere Trail

    Explore the Grasmere Trail - cycle ride

    Discover this new trail from Ambleside via Rydal Water to Grasmere with trained leaders.

    Location: Grasmere

  • 18 August 2017

  • Pond monsters

    Creatures from the Deep

    What amazing creatures can you find in the Brockhole pond? Look out for great diving beetles, damsel flies and newts. Sessions at 10.30am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Age 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Blackbeck Tarn

    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

  • 19 August 2017

  • Aira Force

    High Above Glencoyne - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 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

  • Black Crag

    Black Crag and Yewdale - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Grasmere

    Wordsworth's Grasmere - walk

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

    Location: Grasmere

  • Child with smoking grass to start a bushcraft fire

    Family Bushcraft and Survival Skills

    Get to grips with basic survival skills, including shelter building, fire lighting and rope, string and knot tying. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm. Suitable for accompanied children age 4+ with family.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 20 August 2017

  • Family cycle

    Windermere with a Castle - guided family cycle ride

    Bring the family on our leisurely guided cycle ride discovering quiet trails on the western shore of Windermere.

    Location: Brockhole, near Windermere

  • Blencathra

    Blencathra Summit - walk

    Walk by Scales Fell to Blencathra's summit. Cross to Foule Crag then down to Glenderamackin Coll, Bannerdale Crags, returning by Bowscale Fell.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • Elaine, walk leader

    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

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Face Painting at Brockhole

    Pop into facepainting at Brockhole and be transformed into one of your favourite characters by our professionally trained face painter. Drop in from 11am - 3pm.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 21 August 2017

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Dales Way from Staveley to Windermere - walk

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

    Location: Staveley

  • Creative art

    Creative Art at Brockhole

    Be inspired by the beautiful Brockhole gardens and create wonderful art in our series of themed drop in workshops from 11am - 3pm. Suitable for all the family.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 22 August 2017

  • Family Ramble

    My First Fell - Bowness Family Walk

    Discover the joy of climbing a Lake District fell on this family walk to the summit of Brantfell. Spectacular views from the top!

    Location: Bowness

  • Children paddling a raft on a lake

    Have a go at Rafting

    Build your own raft and see if you can stay afloat on Windermere. Bring along a towel and a change of clothes. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm. Age 7+.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

    25 July 2017

  • Monk Coniston

    Monk Coniston Tree Walk

    Follow the re-opened path from Coniston Water through Monk Coniston with its amazing trees, to Tarn Hows returning by beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Historic Hartsop - walk

    Catch the bus to Hartsop for a scenic walk around Brotherswater and Hartsop village. Lots of interest for history buffs!

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 26 July 2017

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    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

    Miterdale Meander - walk

    Delightful walk along River Mite valley to visit stone circles and old mine workings above Eskdale.

    Location: Eskdale

  • 28 July 2017

  • Pond monsters

    Creatures from the Deep

    What amazing creatures can you find in the Brockhole pond? Look out for great diving beetles, damsel flies and newts. Sessions at 10.30am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Age 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 29 July 2017

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - East - walk

    Take the bus along the beautiful lakeside from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale then walk back by the eastern Ullswater Way with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Near Penrith

  • 30 July 2017

  • Coppermines view

    Coppermines Valley - walk

    Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning by Boulder Valley.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Watendlath

    The Hidden Valley of Watendlath - walk

    Bus to Rosthwaite, then over the fell to the hanging valley of Watendlath, returning to Keswick on woodland and lakeshore paths by Derwentwater.

    Location: Near Keswick

  • Family on the Ullswater Way

    Ullswater Way - West - walk

    Cruise beautiful Ullswater to Pooley Bridge then walk the western Ullswater Way over Gowbarrow summit to Glenridding with stunning views over Ullswater.

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 31 July 2017

  • Elterwater walks

    Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater - walk

    This scenic walk takes us from Langdale valley to Loughrigg Fell by Loughrigg Tarn, with extensive views over the Langdales and Grasmere.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • 01 August 2017

  • Children paddling a raft on a lake

    Have a go at Rafting

    Build your own raft and see if you can stay afloat on Windermere. Bring along a towel and a change of clothes. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm. Age 7+.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • View of Ullswater

    Glenamara to Silver Bay - walk

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

    Location: Ullswater area

  • 02 August 2017

  • Brockhole hi five

    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 August 2017

  • Grasmere Trail

    Explore the Grasmere Trail

    Discover this new trail from Ambleside via Rydal Water to Grasmere with trained leaders.

    Location: Grasmere

  • Birds of prey

    Beautiful Birds of Prey

    Meet birds of prey from Silverband Falconry. Watch them demonstrate their amazing hunting and flying skills. Shows at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

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!