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Ullswater Beer and Music Festival

Date: 10th January 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: lake district cottages, ullswater, ullswater beer and music festival

The 2012 Ullswater Beer and Music Festival is on the weekend of 18th and 19th May. The festival takes place in Patterdale at the Southern end of lake Ullswater, below Place Fell and Helvellyn.

What better way to unwind and quench your thirst after a good ramble than the chance to sample some of the 70 barrels of real ales, ciders and perrys, which have been specially selected for the festival from local Cumbrian breweries such as Keswick Brewery and Hesket Brewery, and also from neighbouring counties.

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Great North Swim

Date: 9th January 2012
Filed under: Events
Tagged: ambleside, great north swim, windermere

The British Gas Great North Swim is the UK's biggest outdoor swimming event, and will again take place at The Low Wood Hotel on Lake Windermere from 22nd to 24th June 2012. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long and stretches from Newby Bridge in the South up to Waterhead, Ambleside in the North.

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Tea Party with Peter Rabbit

Date: 9th January 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: beatrix potter, bowness, short breaks, windermere

If you have booked one of our self catering cottages or apartments for February half-term why not take the family along to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere on Thursday 16th February and enjoy a tea party lunch with Peter Rabbit. The party starts at 1pm and includes a lunch of sandwiches, crisps and cakes, a special guest of honour who will read The Tales of Peter Rabbit, and entry into the main attraction. Adults £10, children £7.50 booking is essential. To book please telephone 0844 504 1233.

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Keswick Film Festival 2012

Date: 5th January 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: keswick film festival, rheged

The 13th Keswick Film Festival will take place over the weekend of 23rd to 26th February.

Over the weekend there will be 30 UK and International films, UK premieres, and previews. Films are screened at The Alambra cinema and Theatre on the Lake both in Keswick, and also at Reghed. The festival splits films into various themes:

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Olympic Flame carried through South Lakeland

Date: 30th December 2011
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: ambleside, bowness, grasmere, olympic torch relay

london 2012 olympics logo

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has announced the route that the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will take as it passes through the South Lakes on the opening day of the Olympics 21st June 2012.

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Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival

Date: 17th October 2011
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: ulverston, ulverston dickensian christmas festival

Ulverston’s Dickensian style two day festival attracts thousands of people each year. The Christmas festival is in its 13th year, and this year the festival takes place on the weekend of 26th and 27th November.

It is one of the most popular Dickensian style festivals in the country and gives locals and visitors the chance to experience the atmosphere of how life would be in a traditional market town in the 1850s. The Dickensian Festival is organised by a local committee of volunteers on a non-profit basis, relying on fund raising, sponsorships, grants and donations from local businesses. There is a real great community spirit with the local shop keepers getting into the spirit of the festival and wearing traditional period clothing. With Ulverston’s cobbled streets and ginnels, old worldy pubs and unique speciality shops, it only adds to the feeling of stepping back in time.

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Kendal Mountain Festival

Date: 13th October 2011
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: availability, kendal, kendal mountain festival, lake district, mint cake, short breaks, ullswater

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe descend on Kendal each November to celebrate their love for mountain culture through film, lectures, art and literature.

This year’s festival takes place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th November. Tickets are now on sale for the various lectures and films throughout the four day event, and can be purchased by telephoning 01539 725133.

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October Beer Festivals

Date: 27th September 2011
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Uncategorized
Tagged: kendal beer festival, lake district, ulverston, ulverston octoberfest

2011 marks the 18th Westmorland Beer Festival, which is organised and run on a voluntary basis by CAMRA members. The event not only helps raise funds for CAMRA to campaign on a local and national level, but also much needed funds for charities, which this year is the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

CAMRA campaigns for real ale, real pubs, and consumer rights. With over 125,000 members it has been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe.

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Ullswater Outdoor Festival 2011

Date: 23rd September 2011
Filed under: Events
Tagged: dog friendly, guided walks, lake district cottages, last minute breaks, ullswater

ullswater outdoor festival

Formarly known as the Ullswater Walking Festival this years event takes place from 24th September until 2nd October. Over the nine days there will be 20 guided walks around the stunning Ullswater valley with Lake District National Park Voluntary Rangers. Most of the walks are free, but should be booked in advance with Ullswater Tourist Information Centre 01768 482414. Some walks will also be dog friendly, and will cater for the hearing impared. Many of our self catering cottages in the Ullswater area are pet friendly, and pets go free.

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