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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. 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.

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    14 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • 18 October 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.

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 20 October 2017

  • Walk from Brockhole

    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck - walk

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

  • 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.

  • 21 October 2017

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • Laughing

    Autumn Walk Above Derwentwater

    Stunning autumn colours on this easy, family walk through Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and the lake shore.

    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

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • 22 October 2017

  • Guided bike rides in the Lake District

    Coniston Circuit

    You are guided along a delightful lake shore cycleway with Coniston Old Man towering above as you travel down the western side of the lake.

    Location: Coniston Boating Centre

  • Coniston

    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

  • Ghoulish Owls at Brockhole

    Meet Dumbledore, the white faced owl, Tassle and Ivy, the barn owls and Eggnog, the little owl. Find out just how amazing these creatures are. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Ghoulish Owls at Brockhole!

    Meet Dumbledore, the white faced owl, Tassle and Ivy, the barn owls and Eggnog, the little owl and find out just how amazing these creatures are. Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Exclusive: World Heritage guided ride Thirlmere

    Join a British Cycling ride leader and a Lake District National Park ranger on one of 13 exclusive guided bike rides that celebrates the Lake District's World Heritage statu

    Location: Legburthwaite car park

  • 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

    18 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 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.

  • 19 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • 20 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • 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.

  • Walk from Brockhole

    Heritage Trail to Troutbeck - walk

    Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

    Location: Windermere

  • 21 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Laughing

    Autumn Walk Above Derwentwater

    Stunning autumn colours on this easy, family walk through Great Wood to Ashness Bridge and the lake shore.

    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

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 22 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 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

  • Guided bike rides in the Lake District

    Coniston Circuit

    You are guided along a delightful lake shore cycleway with Coniston Old Man towering above as you travel down the western side of the lake.

    Location: Coniston Boating Centre

  • Exclusive: World Heritage guided ride Thirlmere

    Join a British Cycling ride leader and a Lake District National Park ranger on one of 13 exclusive guided bike rides that celebrates the Lake District's World Heritage statu

    Location: Legburthwaite car park

  • Coniston

    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

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Ghoulish Owls at Brockhole!

    Meet Dumbledore, the white faced owl, Tassle and Ivy, the barn owls and Eggnog, the little owl and find out just how amazing these creatures are. Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • Ghoulish Owls at Brockhole

    Meet Dumbledore, the white faced owl, Tassle and Ivy, the barn owls and Eggnog, the little owl. Find out just how amazing these creatures are. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 23 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • Lingmoor

    Little Langdale - Fells and Tarns - walk

    An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor by Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 24 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • Creepy Crafts at Brockhole

    Encourage your child to reveal their inner artist and have frightfully good fun with our creepy Halloween crafts for all.

  • 25 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • Elterwater walks

    Elterwater's Slate Heritage - walk

    This gentle walk leaves Elterwater Common towards Chapel Stile, then into a working slate quarry. Returning on quiet byways through native woodland.

    Location: Near Ambleside

  • Coniston

    Hills, Gills and Falls - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Spooky Face Painting

    Pop into face painting at Brockhole and let your little monsters be transformed into zombies, witches and ghosts by our professionally trained face painter.

  • 26 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 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

  • 27 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • Jenkins Crag

    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

  • 28 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • Tom Gill

    Woods, Tarns and Gills - walk

    Through Guards Wood to Boon Crag and by woods to Tarn Hows, returning down beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • Spooky Face Painting

    Pop into face painting at Brockhole and let your little monsters be transformed into zombies, witches and ghosts by our professionally trained face painter.

  • 29 October 2017

  • Brave the Cave

    Brave the Cave launch

    Your mission will start with a team briefing at the cave entrance as you get kitted up with helmet and head torch, ready to take on the challenge.

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Spooky Face Painting

    Pop into face painting at Brockhole and let your little monsters be transformed into zombies, witches and ghosts by our professionally trained face painter.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 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

  • Windermere with a view – a guided family cycle ride

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

    Location: Brockhole on Windermere

  • Exclusive: World Heritage guided ride Duddon

    Join a British Cycling ride leader and a Lake District National Park ranger on one of 13 exclusive guided bike rides that celebrates the Lake District's World Heritage status.

    Location: Ulpha

  • Coniston

    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 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 31 October 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 01 November 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 02 November 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 03 November 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 04 November 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 05 November 2017

  • Ghosts and Ghouls Halloween Trail

    Join in the spooky fun at Brockhole with our ghoulish trail around the grounds.

  • Zombie Archery

    If you love Archery with Dan and the team at Brockhole you won't want to miss our exclusive Halloween version - Zombie Archery!

    Location: LA23 1LJ

  • 09 November 2017

  • Elysia Strings

    Classical Concert and Afternoon Tea - Elysia String Quartet

    Enjoy a concert by the Elysia String Quartet followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

    18 October 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.

  • Guided walk led by Lake District National Park volunteers

    Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 20 October 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.

  • 21 October 2017

  • Coppermines view

    Coppermines Valley - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 22 October 2017

  • Brockhole on Windermere

    Ghoulish Owls at Brockhole!

    Meet Dumbledore, the white faced owl, Tassle and Ivy, the barn owls and Eggnog, the little owl and find out just how amazing these creatures are. Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 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

  • 23 October 2017

  • Lingmoor

    Little Langdale - Fells and Tarns - walk

    An energetic walk to the summit of Lingmoor by Blea Tarn, returning over Slater Bridge.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 25 October 2017

  • Coniston

    Hills, Gills and Falls - walk

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

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 26 October 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

  • 28 October 2017

  • Tom Gill

    Woods, Tarns and Gills - walk

    Through Guards Wood to Boon Crag and by woods to Tarn Hows, returning down beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale.

    Location: Near Coniston

  • 29 October 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

  • 09 November 2017

  • Elysia Strings

    Classical Concert and Afternoon Tea - Elysia String Quartet

    Enjoy a concert by the Elysia String Quartet followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

    Location: Brockhole, Windermere.

  • 18 November 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.

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!