What's on in The Lake District?
We have a list of what's on in the Lake District that includes festivals, theatre, family fun, days out ideas and adventure around Cumbria's' mountains and lakes.
But whether it's the honeypot towns of the Lake District or its quieter villages and countryside you're sure never to be far away from interesting events and.
It’s not surprising that many of the biggest events are held over the summer months.
If you fancy watching some, or seeing traditional breeds of sheep and cattle – and much more besides – then there are plenty of fairs and shows on, and not only in or near the larger towns.
Check out those held atand the at .
Other fairs and shows include sheepdog trials, such as the(August).
And at the end of August one of the oldest shows in the calendar takes place: the. Now in its 162nd year, this show includes fell races, mountain bike races and activities for children.
Newer events which have proved immensely popular include theseries of trail runs, which have expanded to include a variety of distances.
These are held at varying locations throughout the Lake District, such asand .
Similarly theultramarathons, which take place at the end of July, are now at capacity, and if you want to enter you need to do so within days of applications opening.
All have a great festive feel, with children's events and activities running along side those for adults.
On-road the annual, one of the most scenic road races in Britain, is always popular and has associated events for all the family: and there are plenty of triathlons to choose from if you want to swim and cycle as well as running.
Similarly with an increase in the popularity of open water swimming, thewhich takes place in each year, has increased to include races of different lengths and for different abilities over an entire weekend.
Wild swimming weekends and courses are also run elsewhere around the Lake District as are, not surprisingly, all sorts of outdoor and adventure-based activities.
But perhaps one of the most intriguing competitions is thewhich takes place in the Bridge Inn at each November and attracts visitors and participants from around the globe. The winner is the person who can tell the most convincing lie within an allocated time of 5 minutes.
Other superlatives surround the pub: England’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike), deepest lake (Wastwater) and smallest church (St. Olaf’s).
If all this activity is making you feel like putting your feet up, then opportunities to do so in the Lake District also abound. Try, in the less well-known but beautiful area of the Caldbeck Fells ‘back of Skiddaw’.
holds a each summer where you can go to listen to live music.
And in early August 2015 theattracts classical musicians from all over the globe, to perform at various village and church halls in these most beautiful of surroundings.
Zeffirellis incomplements the programme with live streaming of opera and ballet from some of the world’s most prestigious theatres.
With so much going on in the Lake District, the only problem is choosing when to visit and which event to go to.
It could take a lifetime to try them all out: why go anywhere else?!