Things to do in the Northern Lakes this July…


Right on our doorstep there are dozens of events and activities for you get involved with during your stay at Underscar. Here are some highlights we’ve picked out.

For a comprehensive list of what’s on in Keswick and the surrounding area this month please visit:

Church Garden Fête in St John’s Church and Vicarage Grounds Saturday 1st July 2017 1pm – 4pm

Many attractions including – Plants, Bric-a-Brac, Coconut Shy, Books, Bouncy Castle,Children’s Games Teas & Cakes served in Church Come along for a fun day out for all the family.

Keswick St John Church, Ambleside Road, Keswick, CA12 4DD


For 6 weeks during the summer starting 6th June, Keswick Street Theatre brings the history of Keswick alive with evening performances taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings. Each week the audience will enjoy 8 short scenes of “potted pantomime” telling the story of Keswick. All of the Street Theatre scenes are staged by a number of local amateur actors, who bring to life a variety of local characters spanning the past 450 years. All profits from Keswick Street Theatre are donated to charity. Meet outside the Moot Hall, no booking required.

£3 per person, accompanied children under 12 free.

Adrian & Bill arrive early with all the kit and set it up on the cafe lawns. During first coffee & biscuits he will go through some of the exciting work he’s been involved with and show the group what they might expect to make during the day. After a safety talk and with furnaces lit Adrian will explain basic principles, the colours of hot metals, malleability, temperatures and the importance of getting just the right temperature for the right task. The group will then start with creating a point on the piece of metal, quickly moving onto curves, bends and scrolls, punching, spreading and splitting. After practice, you should be able to make either Dragon Hooks or Ramshorn Pokers depending on the date you choose. A unique opportunity for a really full-on day experience.

Adult £115.00 including 2 course lunch, refreshments and home made cakes and all materials. Very limited child spaces at £65 – Please enquire.

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: [email protected]

Kim is an artist and works in the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick and sells her unique work through the the lovely Northern Lights gallery in Keswick. She also writes a blog called Witch mountain, about living in the Lake District – close to Keswick . Kim has recently relocated in Summer 2015 from Yorkshire. The course is suitable for adults of all abilities and will take place outside, in the Cycle Cafe Tea Garden under cover as necessary. Materials will be extra on the day depending on how much you use – somewhere between £5 and £10 payable to the tutor directly

Email: [email protected]

Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT


We will be reflecting on Wordsworth’s approach to mindfulness and contemplation, and developing our own in a workshop with Steve Johnson, a local mindfulness teacher. Using mindfulness practices including meditation, mindful movement, sense awareness and connection to nature you will learn to engage more fully with your surroundings and develop skills that can improve your well-being and help with the demands of everyday life. There will be three workshops this year (April, July, October), and you can come to one or more as the exercises will change with the seasons.

Town End
Grasmere, Cumbria,
LA22 9SH

Phone: 015394 35544

Email: [email protected]

A little further afield…

Other events going on in and around the Lake District and Cumbria this July include:

Situated in an ideal location for touring the Lakes, we serve tasty bar meals all day, freshly prepared from local produce. We have regular beef from the Watermill’s own cattle reared on the fells overlooking lake Windermere and fed on the spent grains from our brewery. We also offer up to sixteen real ales on at any one time with up to six from our own microbrewery. Children and dogs are most welcome in our award winning inn.

Speciality: Coniston Bluebird beef & ale pie, venison casserole, local lamb

The Beatrix Potter Gallery contains highlights of the National Trust’s collection of original Beatrix Potter artwork. Each year there is a unique, changing exhibition displaying some classic gems and enabling you to discover dairies, letters, sketches and photos that inspired Beatrix Potter’s work. These rarely seen items, give a fascinating insight into Beatrix Potter’s life, interest and love of the Lakes.

Theatre by the Lake

Playing in July:

When Maggie met the Queen. Tea at four. Handbags at dawn. Two icons, one destined to rule, the other to lead. But when the gloves came off, who had the upper hand? Moira Buffini’s sensational comedy looks behind the closed doors of the palace to speculate what really happened when two of the most powerful women in the world clashed. This funny, insightful and brilliantly sharp satire was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015 and went on to be a West End smash hit.

Phone: 017687 74411

Email: [email protected]


Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

£10 – £36

Midsummer’s Eve, Sweden. A night when the sun doesn’t set. A night of drinking and dancing. A night to break the rules. When Julie finds herself alone on her father’s estate, she throws caution to the wind and gate-crashes the servants’ party. In the sultry heat of that long, light night, she finds herself in a dangerous tryst with her father’s manservant, Jean. What begins as a flirtatious game, as the two vie for power, slowly descends into a savage fight for survival. Miss Julie was written at a time of industrial and social unrest, a ground-breaking masterpiece that still provokes and shocks audiences today. Award-winning playwright Howard Brenton brings Strindberg’s genius to life in this brilliant new adaptation. Scenes of a sexual nature

Phone: 017687 74411

Email: [email protected]


Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

£11 – £26

Visit for tickets.

Brockhole on Windermere

A great family-focused centre with fun and activities suitable for all the family. They have a superb year-round programme of events. Here’s what’s on offer this July. For full event listings visit:

Date: 19 July 2017
Price: £9.95 including tour and afternoon tea
Start: 2pm

Join a guided tour around Brockhole’s Mawson gardens and get an insight into Brockhole’s history, plants and seasonal highlights. Followed by a delightful afternoon tea in the cafe.

Book online or call on 0845 272 0004


Your adventure starts by sailing on the unique bike boat from Brockhole to Windermere’s western shore. Their trained volunteer cycle leaders will guide and support you along delightful traffic-free trails to Wray Castle. Here, there’ll be time for refreshments and time to explore the grounds before heading back to Brockhole. Optional two mile cycle to visit the secluded Belham Tarn.

Start Brockhole on Windermere, Windermere, LA23 1LJ. Please meet promptly at 10.15am at Brockhole’s lake shore bike hire cabin. Expected return 3.30pm.

Booking essential contact Dan on 07919 881 622

Date: 23 July 2017
Price: Adult £25 Child £16
Start: 10:15am