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On a family holiday in the Lake District and fancy tackling one of the Lake District's Peaks but have little ones so your restricted to pushchair friendly lower level walks? Or perhaps you want to go our for a romantic meal to celebrate a special occasion? Then Night Owls babysitting can provide safe, reliable and friendly babysitting to guests staying in our South Lakes self catering holiday cottages.
Ulverston Walkfest is a 10 day festival which runs from Saturday 27th April until Monday 6th May 2013. Now in its 14th year the festival celebrates the historical and cultural aspects of Ulverston, with one of the main highlights being "Wainwright Redefined" a talk by Eric Robson who is the chairman of Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time.
The Brewers Society has chosen the Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley to host its annual 2013 North West Beer Festival.
SIBA The Society for Independant Brewers has made the decision to move the huge event from Manchester (where it was held for the last 3 years) to the Lake District, as a recognition of the strength of the brewing industry throughout Cumbria.
To date this will be the biggest beer festival ever held in Cumbria, and will gather more Cumbrian beers from locally based breweries in one place, than ever before. The festival will also showcase 200 cask beers from up to 80 North West breweries.
Date: 25th March 2013
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: rookin house, honister via ferrata, whinlatter forest, mountain biking, bushcraft, lake district adventure capital of uk, watersports on ullswater, rock climbing, tale trails - family walks ullswater, keswick leisure pool, ghyll scrambling, gliding flight with eden soaring
Our previous blog post listed 10 companies who offer adrenaline or adventurous activities that visitors to the South Lakes might like to try. With the lake district being the adventure capital of the UK there is still plenty of activities for all ages in the Northern Lake District, so here is another 10 for you to consider:
Date: 22nd March 2013
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: kendal climbing wall, cumbria karting, windermere canoe kayak, mountain bike hire, kankku 4x4 off road experience, zorbing, mountain boards, bmx track, archery, gorge walking, abseiling, hot air balloon flights, grizedale forest segway, quad biking, tank driving, shooting
The lake district is often referred to as the adventure capital of the UK and with good reason. Below is a list of 10 companies who are based in the South Lakes or South Lakes Peninsula's, offering some of the more unusual, adventurous and adrenaline fuelled activities:
The following events and activities are going on throughout the Lake District over the Easter weekend which will help keep the family entertained, and make sure you have a fantastic and memorable Easter short break in the Lake District:
Friday 29th and Sunday 31st March - Easter Extravaganza at Brockhole Visitors Centre (approx half way between Windermere and Ambleside)
Treasure hunts, face painting, and a special visit from the Brockhole Bunny. Activities are free and start at 11.00
Friday 29th Kendal's Farmers Market
9:30am - 3:30pm - Held the last Friday of every month in the market square, the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market offers the very best in locally produced foods.
Previous guests to Wasdale View at Wastwater in the Western Lake District will be glad to hear that the two bedroomed self catering apartment is back on holiday lets with Goosemire Cottages for 2013.
Wasdale View is a dog friendly self contained first floor apartment with two double bedrooms, within an 18th century converted barn. The apartment is aptly named with glimpses of Wastwater which is England's deepest lake, from the lounge window. The lakeshore is only 1/2 a mile away and for the adventurous is very popular for diving. There are literally walks in every direction from the doorstep, either working your way along the bottom of the valley, or up onto the high fells, including Scafell. Wastwater is also the home of British mountaineering and the challenging scree crags are a mecca for climbers.
Witnessing a flock of sheep running frantically from an out of control dog is a distressing sight. And for some pets, it culminates in them being shot, quite legally, by the farmer.
So two years ago, one Cumbrian dog trainer decided to tackle the problem, benefitting owner and farmer alike.
Janet Ardley, owner of Cumbria Dog Training, (http://www.cumbria-dog-training.com ) teamed up with a farming neighbour and devised a training plan that offered something completely different – the chance for owners to bring their dogs into a field of sheep and train them in a controlled manner, to ignore the Herdwicks and Swaledales of this world.
Goosemire Cottages would like to wish all past and future guests a Happy New Year.
Also if you use the code "GOOSE10" you will receive a discount of £10. The discount applies to any booking ie short breaks or weeks, but must be used online during the booking process, and expires on 31st January 2013.
The Dickensian style two day Christmas festival attracts thousands of people each year to the small market town of Ulverston, on the Furness peninsula in the South of Cumbria. The festival is now in its 14th year, and this year takes place on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.
It is now 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 might have been in a traditional market town in the 1850s. The festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers and is run on a non-profit basis, relying on fund raising, sponsorships, grants and donations from local businesses. There is a great community spirit with the local shop keepers really getting into the spirit of the festival by dressing up in traditional period clothing. You get a real feeling of stepping back in time as you walk through Ulverston’s cobbled streets and ginnels, with its unique speciality shops and traditional old worldy pubs.
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