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  • BY THE LIGHT OF A STRAWBERRY MOON

    BY THE LIGHT OF A STRAWBERRY MOON

    Disturb the water’s still and silver surface and dive into a glassy mirror, reflecting the mountains, moon and stars. Full moon swims are urging us all to give in to a little lunacy…

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  • Leap back in. An Ullswater adventure

    Leap back in. An Ullswater adventure

    Re-wild yourself on an open water adventure to Kailpot Crag, where a gleeful swim and a courageous leap can leave you feeling like a kid again, says Abi Whyte.

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  • The language of wild beauty

    The language of wild beauty

    Before the Picturesque movement, people sought symmetry, architecture and a formal garden. They didn’t know what to make of the Lake District’s size, or rugged nature.

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  • The Lyrid Meteor Shower

    The Lyrid Meteor Shower

    The Lyrids are an annual meteor shower, falling somewhere between the 16 to 25 April. This year the best time to watch out for them is in the early hours before dawn on 22 April.

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  • Flowering currant cordial recipe

    Flowering currant cordial recipe

    Foraging for beginners: learn how to make a simple flowering currant cordial using the bright flowers which bloom from mid-March until May.

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  • Night Swims with Joanna Shimwell

    Night Swims with Joanna Shimwell

    Joanna Shimwell embraces the outdoors and all that it throws at her. She has been wild swimming for years and uses it to unhook from modern life.

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  • PICNIC CINEMA – SIGHTSEERS – LOWTHER CASTLE

    PICNIC CINEMA – SIGHTSEERS – LOWTHER CASTLE

    Coinciding with Crafty Vintage’s weekend fair on Saturday 4 August we will be screening everyone’s favorite holiday film, Sightseers(15) at Lowther Castle Far more than an outdoor cinema, the full Picnic Cinema experience includes dressing up, camping over, and letting your hair down with fun and games before the film, music, dancing and many more surprises. This [...]

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  • One of the most spectacular sailing events in the country... The first to be held since the Lake District was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this years 2018 Birkett is taking place on the Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July at Ullswater Yacht Club. The unique annual race was established in 1963 in memory [...]

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    This entry was posted in on July 7, 2018

  • Take part in the Great North Swim for a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District. With distances to suit all levels and abilities you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family. Take your pick from 250 metres, 1/2 a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k [...]

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    This entry was posted in on June 8, 2018

  • Smashing into the side of Rheged! Expect: Sketches, Jokes, Quizzes, Prizes, Chaos Think Vic & Bob with the mighty Boosh watching Horrible Histories! FOR KIDS! Liverpool’s first regular comedy club for kids - The Funny Looking Kids, fresh from their monthly residency at the Bluecoat Arts, we will trundle out of Merseyside and up the M6 for our [...]

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    This entry was posted in on June 1, 2018

  • Winner of Best Production for Children and Young People (0-7) at the OFFIES 2016. A weather house sitting on a quiet wall. The little lady comes out when it’s going to be sunny. The little man comes out when it’s going to rain. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. [...]

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    This entry was posted in on May 30, 2018

  • Raft building out of barrels, posts and ropes with the whole family. Qualified instructors will be on hand to adjudicate and dispense handy advice, but the responsibility is still yours. Will it float? Find out as you set out on the lake. Raft building is a great fun for all ages and abilities.  Everyone can be involved in designing [...]

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    This entry was posted in on May 29, 2018