• Ambleside Sports Grass Track Cycling

    Here in the Lake District we have plenty to keep you busy come rain or shine, the hardest bit is trying to decide what to do and where to go. To help you choose we have put together a list of ideas.

    A few dates for the diary:

    Thursday 27th July
    Definitely not to be missed, Ambleside Sports. Fell and track races, hound trails, wrestling, grass track cycling, food court and bar including traditional offerings, children’s activities…….we could go on forever about this one! A long-standing and famous event in Ambleside’s heritage and one which should be on your list.

    Wednesday 2nd August
    There is always something going on in picturesque Cartmel, and the pretty village kicks off August with their annual agricultural show. A traditional country show with vintage tractors, stone masonry workshops, dog shows, show jumping, an array of animals and competitions, the list is endless.

    Saturday 5th August
    Bring a blanket and a picnic and sit back to enjoy the open air theatre experience of Peter Pan. Set in the grounds of the magnificent Holker Hall, rain or shine this is a great way to spend a Saturday evening (even if you have to get the brolly out).

    Saturday 5th - Sunday 13th August
    Bassenthwaite Sailing Club are celebrating the arrival of summer with their annual regatta week. Take a trip to Keswick and experience some great sailing in a beautiful location while you enjoy a family friendly regatta.

    Thursday 10th August
    Looking for a traditional Lake District day out? The 119th annual sheep dog trials are taking place at Ings, near Staveley. Watch hound trails, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, craft displays and demonstrations. A great day out to sample a bit of Lake District heritage and tradition.


    Open all year attractions

    Here are just a few ideas to tempt you.

    Take a cruise on Windermere and explore the stunning scenery in comfort. You will be treated to amazing views of the surrounding Lakeland fells, wooded shoreline and countryside. Best of all, the pier is just across the road from us here at Lake House Hotel.

    If you want an even better view of the Lake District then head to Claife Viewing Station. Surprisingly the Lake District wasn’t always thought of as a beautiful destination to visit and it wasn’t until the late 1700’s that people started to arrive after the publishing of a guide book in which viewing stations played a key part.

    Another historical tradition we owe our thanks to is Grasmere Gingerbread. Established way back in 1854, locals and visitors have been chomping their way through endless supplies of this amazingly delicious chewy cross between a biscuit and a cake ever since.

    We have got plenty more ideas for great days out so why not take a look at our latest offers and packages, we look forward to welcoming you to the glorious Lake District this summer. 


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