Things to do in the Northern Lakes this July…

Summer has arrived in the Northern Lakes! We enjoyed a sun-soaked June and July looks set to be the same. Join us during the summer and enjoy the best of the Lakes. Walk our fells, sail our lakes and enjoy everything the area has to offer…


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:

Crosthwaite Church Roof Appeal

Violin and Piano – Jonathan and Elizabeth Sparey

Jonathan was brought up in Keswick with music in his blood.  His parents established the Keswick Music Society and taught many local children. He was a member of the highly respected Fitzwilliam Quartet and with them, and a variety of orchestras, has toured across the globe.  Elizabeth is an accomplished pianist in her own right and regularly accompanies Jonathan.

Wine and nibbles will be served afterwards.

Price: Entrance free, donations welcomed towards the appeal.

St Kentigern’s Church,
Church Lane, Crosthwaite
Keswick, CA12 5QG

Phil Bradley, Cumbria’s master willow weaver, has been responsible for creating several life size sheep in a number of secret locations around the north of England and we have finally persuaded him to take a class here.

The group size will be smaller, it may be a bit of a longer day – perhaps until 16.30 or 17.00 and the material costs a little higher However, by the afternoon you will have created something quite unique that will without a doubt be a fraction of what Phil charges for the same.

Price: including coffees, teas, home-made cakes, biscuits and a wholesome 2-course lunch.
Sheep = £85
Hens = £78

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Keswick has another history full of murder, intrigue and tortured souls. From slate built houses to the surrounding lakes and fells this is an area steeped in legend and mystery. Follow “The Lady”… if you dare. Keswick Ghost Walks are written with an adult audience in mind but are broadly accessible to children 10 years and above. Dogs are very welcome.

Prices: £10 Adults £8 Concessions (16yrs & under or 65yrs & over).

The walk starts and ends at The Moot Hall, Keswick, CA12 5JR.

For more details and to book, visit the website.

During this workshop you will learn about the basics of making cheese; the important differences between hard and soft cheeses, what varies the taste of the cheese, the importance of different starter cultures, different curdling agents and how temperature and humidity effect the final product. Depending on what milk is available the course will be using Goats, Ewe’s or Cows milk, you will be making one of two types of soft cheese , learning the process of hard cheese making, learning about and sampling Rachael’s own feta cheese and understanding principles and pitfalls of many different types of artisan cheese-making.

Price: £78, including a lovely 2 course lunch. Refreshments and home made cakes.

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Adrian arrives with all the kit and sets 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, Rams Head Pokers or striking Flowers, depending on the date you choose.

Price:  including 2 course lunch, refreshments and home made cakes and all materials.
Adult = £115.00.
Child = £65 (very limited child spaces, please enquire)

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Dave Harter is an accomplished whittler with many years’ experience – during this course he will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a carved bird in a day with a smooth type finish. Some of you may prefer to keep this stylised finish though David will show how plumage details can be refined using pyrography transforming your bird into a life like model. There are two types of wood ideal for carving; The beautiful native lime, and the more exotic Jelutong. Greystoke is blessed with two excellent wood yards in the vicinity, which supply both hard and exotic woods perfect for carving. During the day Dave will divulge the location of these yards. Many people find the tactile nature of whittling in wood quite soothing and therapeutic. The use of very small ‘low tech’ tools etc is particularly relaxing. For the last four consecutive years his carvings have achieved Three Gold, Five Silver, and One Bronze awards at the National Bird Carving Championships held annually in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Whittling is a hobby which is enjoyable, therapeutic and richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement.

Price: including a lovely 2 course lunch.
Adult = £75
Reduced child prices may be available, please ask (from 15 years upwards)

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

This major new exhibition is guest curated by historian, farmer and winner of the 2017 Wainwright Prize for nature writing John Lewis Stempel. Where Poppies Blow commemorates the end of the First Word War, by celebrating the role of the natural world in sustaining Britain’s troops through the horrors of trench warfare. A first set of evocative exhibits will be on display from 10 March to 8 July, with a second set from 16 July to 28 October.

Price: free with admission to house and garden (adult £8.80, child £4.40, family £22, National Trust members free)

Wordsworth House and Garden
Main Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

Broadcast LIVE from Startford-upon-Avon to cinemas across the country

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Price: £15, £10 children U16

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
St. Johns Street, Keswick
Cumbria, CA12 5AG

This course is aimed at those riders who are already competent in the four ‘Core Skills’ and are ready to take their mountain biking to the next level with the help of our expert coaches.

Price: £90.00

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre
Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite
Keswick, CA12 5TW

Create your own beautiful jewellery with Sterling Silver, Pearls and Semi-Precious Stones. On this popular two day workshop you will use a variety equipment to make as many stunning pieces as you can under Melinda’s guidance. The number of items you make will vary according to your pace. No previous experience is necessary.. All equipment and tools will be provided, though perhaps it may be a good idea to bring a sketchbook for ideas and notes. Also if appropriate, don’t forget a good pair of glasses to enable close detailed work.Melinda brings all the tools and equipment essential for any proper silver jewellery course. Once people become familiar with the tools the designs start flowing. Your design will be unique; you will learn cutting, forming, doming, soldering, texturing and polishing.You can work at your own pace and make the most your workshop time.

Price: £155 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Craft a fabric poppy to commemorate someone dear to you and help us create a field of treasured memories.

Price: Free with admission to house and garden (adult £8.80, child £4.40, family £22, National Trust members free)

Wordsworth House and Garden
Main Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

This is your chance to handle objects from the First World War. Get to grips with original artefacts and try on uniforms from the 1914-18 conflict from the collection of Carlisle Military Museum.

Price: Free with admission to house and garden (adult £8.80, child £4.40, family £22, National Trust members free)

Wordsworth House and Garden
Main Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

Head to the kitchen on a Tuesday in the school holidays, roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making traditional Cumbrian clapbread.

Price: Free with admission to house and garden (adult £8.80, child £4.40, family £22, National Trust members free)

Wordsworth House and Garden
Main Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

We had so much fun at the half term Adventure Clubs, we thought we’d do it again! We are delighted to be hosting a series of Adventure Club days throughout the summer holidays!

Activities range from camp fires, pond dipping, den building, orienteering and more! Led by our amazingly talented and experienced Adventure Club Leaders, we gurantee that your kids will have a great time here in the forest.

The Adventure Club is for children aged 7 – 12, and runs from 10am – 4pm each day. Children will require a packed lunch and plenty to drink as well as suitable clothes for outdoor activities and sun cream.

For more information or to book, please contact Sonia Dryden 017687 78127 [email protected]

Price: £25 per child, per day

Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre
Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite
Keswick, CA12 5TW

Based in the coppiced woodlands of South Cumbria, Lorna is a graduate of the Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Trust and a member of Coppice Association North West and the Basketry Association.

Day One will include a lot of bushcraft – cyntells, gypsy craft, geography,.material selection, dressing with a knife (technique applicable to much split wood basketry and skeined work), riving, stripping, dressing and soaking for the following day.

Day Two starts with preparing the main frame spelks and taws, weaving & creating your own beautiful Hazel basket. Learning about history and adaptations.

Price: £175 inc a lovely 2 course lunch etc each day. Materials are charged £10 per person, payable to Lorna on the day.

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand-stitched bags and accessories using high-quality British materials.

Join her for this workshop which will give you the basic skills needed to make a leather belt and a simple coin purse, or a small leather bag. Please contact Ruth before the course if you have a particular colour in mind.

Price: £75 inc a lovely lunch

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Drop in on a Wednesday in the school holidays and let nature awaken your creativity – make a piece of wild art from found objects or create a poem out of stones.

Price: Free with admission to house and garden (adult £8.80, child £4.40, family £22, National Trust members free)

Wordsworth House and Garden
Main Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

Join a costumed servant on a Thursday in the school holidays for a fun, family garden tour – taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to turn your own outside space into a wildlife haven!

Price: Free with admission to house and garden (adult £8.80, child £4.40, family £22, National Trust members free)

Wordsworth House and Garden
Main Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RX

This advanced bike maintenance course is designed for riders who already have a little experience of cycle maintenance but would like to increase that knowledge to be able to fully maintain their own mountain or road bikes. Please bring along your own Mountain or Road bike to work on.

Price: £150 for the 2 day course

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre
Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite
Keswick, CA12 5TW

Starting with an existing plinth tutor Dave Alty will teach you how to prepare, level and install the fire brick base and explain all about the importance of materials choice, insulation levels, clay and material procurement, and dimensions etc. Soon you will start mixing the cob with bare feet whilst others start to build and model the sand forma for the actual oven shape – tasks will be shared to ensure experience of every stage is acquired. Once the cob is ready the group will prepare the cob loaves and begin to cover the forma so creating the oven shape. There will be a previously made pizza oven still needing to be opened up to complete the lesson and then students can empty the sand out – create the door and then light , use and discuss the other stages required to complete your own oven at home. You will also learn how to protect your oven from the elements and the sourcing of all materials. Of course you will be making both pizzas and bread in the oven at the end of the day, time allowing.

Price: £100 course including lovely 2 course lunch and refreshments, home made cakes.

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke, Penrith,
Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Festival and Events 2018

From February right through to December there is something going on in Keswick, including:

The 19th Keswick Film Festival

Full programme to be confirmed.

For details please contact:
017684 80464
[email protected]

Keswick Film Club shows films regularly at the Keswick Alhambra throughout the year.

It was formed in December 1988, and produced its first short season of 10 films in the period February-April 1999. Based at the Alhambra Cinema in St John’s Street, the Club is run by a group of enthusiasts who try to bring to the people of Keswick and the surrounding area the best of British and World cinema: high quality, thought-provoking films which are often not given a screening in the local cinemas.

The Film Club runs its season of films from late September through to Easter, usually at 5pm on a Sunday evening at the Alhambra. In 2000 the Film Club organised the First Keswick Film Festival in association with the town’s Theatre By The Lake and due to its success the festival has been run every year since.

For more information please visit the Film Club website

Alhambra Cinema, St John’s Street, Keswick, CA12 5AG.

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria is the venue for this exciting literature festival organised by Ways With Words. For 10 days writers and readers get together to share the pleasure of books, words and ideas. Theatre by the Lake, sited right on the edge of Derwentwater is a striking venue. There are talks, lectures, discussions, workshops, book launches and special exhibitions.

The Words by the Water Festival at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is the north-west of England’s premier festival of words and ideas. Although the festival can’t summon Wordsworth and Coleridge to take part in their programme, there are many other literary folk coming to the Lake District in March 2018.

For tickets please contact 017687 74411, email [email protected] or visit

Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ.

Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathons in the country.

The race was set up by Keswick Rugby Club in order to raise funds for the club and the youth coaching program. We are one of only a handfull of small clubs in the country to have a full time rugby development officer who spends the majority of his time in the local schools. The half marathon is one of the events that helps to fund this coaching program so your support is greatly appreciated.

Come and take part in this very popular annual event. The route is a circuit of Derwentwater, with a loop into the Newlands valley, probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country.

On the race day there is a fun run for the young ones. A short course, just for fun!

A four-day celebration of the best of New Orleans, Swing, Hot Club, Classic, Traditional, Mainstream Jazz and Blues in Keswick – Lots of Keswick Jazz Festival favourites and some great new additions.

This year’s Festival will bring music from days of jazz when it began – Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and from the glory days of traditional jazz in the UK, to the fat and hip-swinging music of New Orleans, intimate gypsy jazz, soulful gospel and blues, powerful and inspiring vocalists, hot pianists, cool saxophones, trumpets, trombones, banjos, clarinets… the list goes on.

Unlike many festivals the Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival takes place in numerous venues in and around the town for which a valid ticket gives access to them all. Pick your favourite style, entertainer or location and head over for some fun, no separate booking required, just mix and match as you see fit.

A dance floor will be laid in at least one venue where the bands will play for dancing, and dance tutors will run classes in the morning for beginners and intermediates.

Lots to see, lots to do and all set in the beautiful surroundings of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District.

For more information please see

The 2018 Beer Festival will be the 22nd Festival – growing from humble beginnings in 1997 into an event attracting nearly 6,000 Beer enthusiasts over two days.  The Festival itself is always held on the first weekend in June.

The Biggest Beer Festival in the North -170 Real Ales plus bottled beers and ciders.

This event sells out each year. You must buy your tickets in advance. Admission by advance wristband only. No ticket sales on the day.

Keswick Rugby Club, Keswick Bridge, Brundholme Road, Keswick, CA12 4NL.
017687 73200
[email protected]

Keswick Mountain Festival takes place in the heart of the Lake District.

The Festival programme is made up of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more, to be enjoyed with friends and family. There is also a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events including Triathlons, Trail Races, Open water swims and a Sportive.

All topped off with an incredible selection of kids activities, local food stalls, exhibitors, camping, live music and spectacular views.

Look out for updates and announcements via
Facebook: KeswickMountainFestival
Twitter: @keswickfestival
[email protected]

Keswick Ministries organise the annual Keswick Christian Convention which has been taking place since 1875. It offers something for everyone – life-changing Bible teaching, worship and fellowship, with separate Kids and Youth programmes (ages 3-18), all combined with the chance to relax and enjoy the wonder of the Lake District.

The Keswick Conference Centre, Skiddaw Street, Keswick, CA12 4BY.
017687 80075
[email protected]

Keswick Agricultural Society was founded in 1860, being one of the oldest Societies in Keswick, and is held every August Bank Holiday Monday.

At the show you can see:

• Cattle, Ponies, Horses, Sheep, Dogs & Poultry
• Industrial Marquee for Home produce
• Handicrafts
• Horticulture
• Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling
• Fell races
• Art & Craft Marquee
• Children’s amusements
• Vintage Display by the West Cumbria Vintage Club
• Plus 60+ tradestands

Free parking next to the show field and free shuttle bus from Keswick throughout the day.

Pump Field, Old Braithwaite Bridge Road, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5TD.
01697 323 418
[email protected]

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake 2018 programme of events:

Hymn to Love, is the spring production in the Studio. The summer productions will be Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect NonsenseSingle Spies and Sense and Sensibility in the Main House, with Rails and Bold Girls in the Studio. 2018 will be wrapped up with Beauty and the Beast in the winter.

“Man and boy, Jeeves, I have been in some tough spots in my time, but this one wins the mottled oyster”

Join aristocratic man about town Bertie Wooster and his dutiful valet Jeeves for a weekend away at a country house. When Wooster is called on to play matchmaker and inadvertently steals an antique silver cow-creamer (don’t ask), the ever dependable Jeeves is on hand to step in and save Bertie’s bacon.

Three actors play a multitude of characters in this inventive and totally bonkers send-up of P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act, which won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Prices: £10 – £36


Mike is a 16 year old who’s really into his scooter. He’s really into Sarah too. But she’s probably not that into him. His brother Ben is stuck working in a petrol station and dreams of escape and their mum can’t seem to speak anymore. Cars are passing through the dead end town they live in, but they don’t ever stop.

One summer, with the temperature rising and the town sweltering in the grip of a heat wave, their lives collide and something, anything, has to break.

Simon Longman’s funny, poignant and emotionally arresting new play was shortlisted for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Beautifully written and acutely observed, Rails is a play about loneliness, dreaming and trying to hope in a town that doesn’t seem to want you to.

Prices: £12.50 – £26

Alan Bennett’s Olivier Award winning comedy masterpiece uncovers the true stories behind two notorious spies.

Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt were members of the infamous Cambridge Spies. This compelling double bill, set in both Moscow and London, chronicles their extraordinary lives: secret identities, police interrogations, and encounters with the Queen.

In An Englishman Abroad, double agent Guy Burgess has defected to the Soviets and is living in Moscow. But when he’s visited by the actress Coral Browne, Burgess entrusts her with a top secret mission of her own.

As A Question of Attribution shows, there was nobody Sir Anthony Blunt didn’t know. As Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, he was on friendly terms with Her Majesty. But with an art forgery on his hands and a policeman in his office, Blunt’s latest trip to Buckingham Palace is looking awkward…

These witty comedies are as fascinating as they are funny.

Join us for the Single Spies pre-show talk on 15 June. Find out more here.

Prices: £10 – £36

It’s 1991 in West Belfast. With their husbands either locked up or killed, Marie, Cassie and Nora are just trying to get on with their lives, despite the bombs, burning buses and soldiers trampling the flower beds. Life must go on – after all, there’s still laundry to do and kids to feed.

But when a mysterious young woman turns up on Marie’s doorstep and disrupts their girls’ night out, the devastating revelations which ensue will shatter dreams and threaten their friendship irrevocably.

Sharply funny, moving, yet never shying from the harsh realities of life during The Troubles, the award-winning Bold Girls announced Rona Munro as one of the best playwrights of her generation in this celebration of women’s strength under siege.

Join us for the Bold Girls pre-show talk on 22 June. Find out more here.

Prices: £12.50 – £26.00

In association with the North Cumbria Scriptwriters, TBTL Elders Company present a quartet of short plays performed by eight actors.

Eight actors, four plays, eighteen characters, but the challenge for you, the audience, is to make three connections – is there an answer to this puzzle?

In Martha & the Monster by Anne Ginty, tensions rise as four amateur actors gather to rehearse their version of Beauty & the Beast.

In the Jeeves & Wooster Appreciation Society by Kevan France, a village hall meeting has one decision to make, but with four voices chipping in, splinters begin to show.

Bonnets & Curls by John Ward sees seven characters jostling for attention – but hang on, they appear to be from three different stories – Perfect Nonsense, Sense & Sensibility and Beauty & the Beast. What’s going on? These are three TBTL productions, aren’t they?

In As Good As It Gets by Martin Chambers, we begin with two characters on a bench. Where are they? Why are they there? Who are they? When a third character joins, will the knot unravel?

Prices: £5

This band continue to build their remarkable reputation for being at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene. They’ve had an extraordinary few years winning two Scots Trad awards, taking away Folk Band of the Year as well as Album of the Year, and then went on to be finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Awards Band of the Year, as well as Songline Magazine’s European Album of the Year.

Notable for the twin bagpipes featuring in their line-up of fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar, this band are gloriously talented and joyously entertaining, throwing in beautiful Gaelic vocals and step dance to their set to create a thoroughly entertaining night of contemporary Scottish folk music at its very best.

Prices: £18, £10; Students, U16s £10

For centuries mules were used to transport goods across Britain. Strong, sturdy and able to carry a great deal of weight, they made ideal walking companions – as long as you didn’t ask them to do anything they didn’t want to do!

Now Wainwright Prize-winner Hugh Thomson revives that ancient tradition, using his experience of hiking with pack mules across the Andes to have what he calls ‘a South American adventure in England’.

Prices: £15, £10; RGS-IBG members; £9.50; Students, U16s £7.50

Formed for a VE Day dance in 1985, this orchestra continue to delight audiences over thirty years later. The LSO gave their first overseas performance in Berlin appearing with Loria Gaynor and James Last. Many tours and festivals followed, from Dublin to Dubai, Monte Carlo to Marrakech and Koln to Kuala Lumpur. Back in the UK the list of London venues includes the Barbican, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The music begins in 1900s and Graham gives a fascinating history of twentieth century music as he takes you on a journey from Ragtime to Sinatra swing including the music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong and of course Frank Sinatra.

Narrating the story, Graham gives a fascinating history of twentieth century music, as he takes you through a fabulous night of classic Jazz and Swing.

Prices: £19, £15; Students, U16s £10

Visit for tickets.

Brockhole on Windermere

A great family-focused centre with fun and activities suitable for all the family including Archery, Laser Clay Shooting, Brave the Cave, Circus Skills, Go Wild Crafts and FREE adventure playground and Cubby Hole soft play area.

They have a superb year-round programme of events. Here’s what’s on offer this June.

For the adults…

West by North West is a collection of works by artist Marion Kuit made over recent years and in response to her time spent walking the South West Coast path, sailing up the Norwegian Coast and camping in the Orkneys, Shetlands and Ireland.

The exhibition sees a focus on man’s survival efforts over time. Neolithic burial chambers at Newgrange, North of Dublin, required the carving of massive stones, all hauled onto site. Excavated villages in the Northern Isles are protected by turf layers which have eroded into curved mounds, Cornish walls have wind gaps to help resist the Atlantic gales and in the Arctic Winter, modern Norwegian harbours blaze with welcoming light.

Join us at Brockhole and take a look around this fantastic free exhibition, key pieces of Marion’s work will also be available to buy.

Price: Free

Join a guided tour around Brockhole’s Mawson gardens and get an insight into its history, plants and seasonal highlights.

Price: £5 per person

Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck.

  • Starts from: Brockhole on Windermere at 1:15 pm
  • Postcode: LA23 1LJ
  • Price: Free, donations welcome
  • Length: 6.2 Km, 3.8 miles
  • Total ascent: 227 m, 745 ft (cumulative height from start point to finish point).
  • Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Grade: Easy plus

For full details please visit

Family fun…

Your adventure starts on the unique bike boat from Brockhole to Windermere’s western shore. A unique opportunity to enjoy a sail on the lake and explore Windermere by bike. You will be led by trained volunteer cycle leaders.

You’ll be guided along delightful traffic-free trails to secluded Blelham Tarn – an ideal picnic stop. On return there’s a visit to Wray Castle where Beatrix Potter holidayed as a child. Explore the extensive grounds or relax in the café before heading back for the return sail.

  • Grade: Easy – this ride is ideal for active families and is set at a steady pace. Traffic free, accept for a short section of minor road.
  • Length: (5 miles) five hours

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing, gloves and trainers or cycling shoes, something to eat and drink and sunscreen (in a small rucksack).

Book your place

Tickets include bike hire and the Bike Boat. Adult and children’s bikes are available for hire. Minimum age 8 or if under 5 they should be in an approved trailer or tag-along. All under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To book your place, please call the Brockhole Lakeshore team on 07919 881 622.

10.30am-11.30am: Rucksack of Rhymes

Join us for an hour of singing, stories and playtime for tiny tots. Explore a short poem by William Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. We will sing some songs and tell some stories for 30 minutes then have play time and craft activities for another 30min. Activities for children age 6 months – 5 years and their families.

11.30am-1pm: Creative Writing and Crafts

Explore a range of Wordsworth’s poems through drop in creative writing and craft activities. Activities for children age 3+ and their families.

Price: Free

For the kids…

Go Wild Adventures are led by the Lake District National Park Brockhole Learning Team

New for Summer 2018 we have created our fantastic Go Wild Creative Corner. Following a different programme of creative activities each day of the school holidays, children can enjoy a huge variety of stimulating sessions, ranging from printmaking, to mini raft making to outdoor survival!

Over the summer holidays we will be running sessions on various days throughout the week, full details here

Check daily for details of specific sessions as content will vary and some may be weather dependent. Find us at the Go Wild tent which is located in the beautiful creative corner of Brockhole near to the Lake cruises jetty and opposite Archery.

For full event listings visit: