Discover the beauty of the Lake District this autumn! Not only does this season offer some spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife, there’s also plenty of exciting events and attractions to enjoy. We’ve put together a guide listing some of the great events happening during October and November, keep reading to find out more!

Walking

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Martindale and Angle Tarn, 9th October, Ullswater: Cruise to Howtown then walk up Martindale to Angle Tarn by Heck Crag. Return around Angle Tarn visiting Brock Crags viewpoint. Includes two Wainwrights. Grade: Hard (Long, energetic walks upto 16 km or 10 miles. Some ascents and descents may be quite steep and on loose material. A good level of fitness is required).

Family Walk – Cathedral Cave, 23rd October, Tilberthwaite Quarry (near Coniston): Follow old tracks to Little Langdale and Slater Bridge. Then to the famous Cathedral Cave with optional underground visit. Return along woodland paths by Hodge Close. Grade: Moderate (Medium length walks of 5-16 km or 3-10 miles on hilly ground with rising and falling levels).

Woods, Tarns and Gills, 29th October, Coniston Tourist Info Centre: Through Guards Wood to Boon Crag and by woods to Tarn Hows, returning down beautiful Tom Gill and Yewdale. Grade: Moderate

Family events

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Story Telling Saturdays at Beatrix Potter Gallery, 8th October, Hawkshead: Gather round to hear your favourite Beatrix Potter tales, told by one of our friendly volunteers.

Autumn Fun at Brockhole, 15th October, Brockhole on Windermere: Explore Brockhole this autumn. They’ve got plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Pumpkin Trail at the Rheghed Centre, 22nd -30th October, Penrith: Find all the carved pumpkins in our ever popular trail and win a tasty prize. Just call at box office for a trail sheet!

Sports

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Lakeland Trails, 1st October, Coniston: Whether you’re new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors at this great event, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish.

Go Active Weekend, 1st-2nd October, various locations: Businesses across the country will be offering free sessions, vouchers and taster days in support of our Go Active in Cumbria campaign. No matter how you want to get active they have you covered, from kayaking across lakes, to swinging through the trees, or even just having a go at a bike race.

Guided Cycle Ride, 10th October, Eycott Hill Nature Reserve: Enjoy a guided cycle ride on quiet roads from Greystoke village before a guided walk to learn what makes Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s first upland nature reserve so special followed by tea and cake at Greystoke Cycle Cafe.

Guided Cycle Ride, 30th October, Brockhole on Windermere: A unique opportunity to enjoy a sail on the lake and explore Windermere on a traffic-free bike ride. We cross the lake using the Bike Boat to the quiet western shore. We then cycle north along the cycle path to Wray Castle.

Music and Art

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Classical Concert and Afternoon Tea, 6th October, Brockhole on Windermere: Enjoy a concert by flute, violin and cello trio Classic Ensembles, followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Art Exhibiton at the Rheghed Centre, 19th-27th October, Penrith: Based around the theme of ‘A Day in the Hills’ and featuring work by internationally acclaimed walking artist Hamish Fulton who will be showing a text wall made especially for the Festival, Ali Pretty’s colourful work, Julian Cooper’s skilful landscape paintings and Sarah Cullen’s thought-provoking pieces.

Words by the Water Festival, 4th-13th November, Keswick:  Novelists, poets, biographers, journalists, artists, historians, scientists, politicians, philosophers and many more are brought together to celebrate their love of words and to explore ideas new and old.

Food

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Oktoberfest at The Old Fire Station, 15th October, Carlisle:  A traditional German beer festival featuring a live Oompah Band! Expect traditional Bavarian decoration, long tables with check table cloths and Beer Steins. There will also be a normal bar available.

Get Cooking in the Kitchen at Wordsworth House, 24th October, Cockermouth: Beatrix Potter loved her porridge! Head to the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making a traditional Cumbrian recipe.

Made in Cumbria Farmers Market, 7th October, 4th November, Carlisle: From award-winning meat and cheeses to celebrated jams and relishes, Made in Cumbria brings you the best and tastiest of the region’s food and drink – all locally sourced and lovingly produced.

Autumn Offer

Interested in booking a stay at our caravan and touring park this autumn? We’ve got a great deal for booking dates between 8th September – 17th November. Simply book online for two nights or more at our scenic touring park, and you’ll receive a 20% discount if you enter the code ‘AUTUMN16′.

Bookings made online must be paid in full at time of booking. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund for cancelled bookings. Discount applies to pitch fee only and does not include extras.

Click here to check availability and book online. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling: 017687 76241 or email: info@herdwick-croft.co.uk

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