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Events in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales

What's on in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales?

Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales are overflowing with events that cater to a variety of interests. From calming yoga retreats that embrace nature to artisan markets showcasing local crafts. Nature enthusiasts can marvel at the starry night skies during the Dark Skies festival, music fans can enjoy star-studded performances, while art devotees can delve into exhibitions and galleries that celebrate local talent.

Kirkby Lonsdale itself is brimming with history and community spirit, offering a variety of events throughout the year. From the hugely popular Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair to the weekly Charter Market where local crafts and produce take centre stage. There's always something to engage locals and visitors alike. Not to mention the Guided Vault Walks that invite you to explore the town's cobbled streets and rich heritage. Whatever time of the year you visit, you'll find something to keep you entertained!

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Every Thursday from 9am | Market Square

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

Variety of local arts, crafts and produce from Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire - great opportunity to shop locally! The Country Market takes place on the same day at Lunesdale Hall between 10am and 12 noon and is also a great source of home-made goods. (Photo credit: Cumbria Tourism)

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, CA18 1SW

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - Pie & Mash!

Hop aboard the La'al Ratty for an lovely evening train ride. Your ticket covers a round trip, starting at Ravenglass station, with pie and mash served upon arrival at Dalegarth station in Eskdale. Please note that a diesel locomotive is used for this journey.

17th to 19th May 2024 | Crow Park, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

Keswick Mountain Festival

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors at the Keswick Mountain Festival, set against the backdrop of Derwentwater and the Lake District fells. Participate in any of the 16 sporting events. Afterwards, enjoy live music, inspiring speakers, a bustling expo, and camping with picturesque views of Skiddaw.

31 May - 2 June 2024 | Holker Hall

Wild Goat Festival

This festival is the perfect getaway for nature lovers, whether you're a passionate cyclist longing for open trails or a runner keen on traversing rugged landscapes. Savour delicious cuisine, immerse yourself in the pulse of live music, engage in enlightening workshops, and be motivated by talks from sports personalities.

8th and 9th June 2024 | Ravenglass, CA18 1SW

The Ratty Arms Beer Festival

SAVE THE DATE! The Ratty Arms in Ravenglass is commemorating its 50th anniversary with a beer festival! Join us for an unforgettable weekend featuring the finest local beers and ales on June 8th and 9th.

28th Jun | 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July 2024 | Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Gin Cruises

Indulge in a gin-tasting experience like no other! Ullswater 'Steamers' have joined forces with Chestnut House for an evening of botanical delights against the backdrop of stunning Ullswater. Live music from Fiona Hanlon. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Departs/returns: Pooley Bridge pier

29th and 30th June 2024

Bluey & Bingo | Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The railway is excited to host Bluey and Bingo for their first visit. They will be making personal appearances at regular intervals each day at the Ravenglass Museum. Remember to bring your cameras!

Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Fish & Chip Cruise

Head to Pooley Bridge on the shores of beautiful Ullswater and hop aboard a cruise for a two-hour evening cruise with a fish & chip supper accompanied by musical entertainment from Pete Lashley. This cruise departs Pooley Bridge pier at 7 pm, returning at 9pm.

6th July 2024 | Departs/returns: Pooley Bridge pier, CA10 2NN

Ullswater 'Steamers' Birkett Trophy Cruise

Come and join our spectator cruise for the Ullswater Yacht Club’s biggest event of the year, the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy race. Race commentary on board. You are welcome to bring your own picnic and our licensed bar will be open, so you can toast the celebrations in style! 12:00 - 3:00pm.

Walks take place on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month

Guided Vault Walks

Discover the rich cultural history and mysteries of Kirkby Lonsdale as you venture through the cobbled streets and secret ginnels with a local, trained guide. Walks start at 11.30 am. and last about 50 minutes. £5.00 for adults, under 16s free. (Photo credit: Cumbria Tourism)

Images of Keswick, the River Lune, Holker Hall, Charter Market and St Mary's Church are all courtesy of Cumbria Tourism.
Thanks to Jeff Ashton for the Birkett Trophy Cruise image.

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