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Grasmere Gallop 2017 takes place on Saturday 3 June amidst the spectacular surroundings of Grasmere village and Rydal Water. Fast gaining a reputation as one of the friendliest trail races in the Lakes, each year we see more and more first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners. You can choose a 5.7k, 10k or 17k run or you could join the 10k Nordic Walk. Enter Here: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=2808
Keswick Mountain festival will run from 8-11 June .It was a very successful 2016 event for Keswick Mountain Festival, the biggest in the festival’s history in fact! 2016 saw an increase of 14% in visitors to the Festival Village on Crow Park in Keswick and contributed £1.8m to the local economy. Organisers have changed the dates of the 2017 Keswick Mountain Festival to early June, they belive this will bring several benefits. More people will want to camp during June and arrangements have already been made to double the size of the KMF campsite to accommodate over 2,000 people. This in turn will allow KMF to enhance other areas of the event’s extensive programme, bringing more visitors to the area in the crucial early summer season. The later dates should also benefit the sporting schedule, particularly events that involve swimming in Derwentwater. Keswick Mountain Festival was launched in 2007 and has developed into one of the UK’s best loved and biggest events for outdoor enthusiasts. Every year, this unique festival presents a mix of sporting events, outdoor activities, guided walks, live music, high profile speakers, camping, and family friendly activities. The KMF team works closely with Keswick Tourism Association and the local […]
The horse fair is held each year in early June when 10,000 – 15,000 English and Welsh gypsies, Scottish travellers and Irish travellers gather to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations, and celebrate their culture. These different ethnic groups share a similar lifestyle and culture, and many Gypsies and Travellers regard Appleby Fair as the most important date in the calendar, as it remains one of the largest of their gatherings. An estimated 25-30,000 non-Gypsy people visit the fair during the week. The fair is held outside the town of Appleby where the Roman Road crosses Long Marton Road, not far from Gallows Hill, named after the public hangings that were once carried out there. In the mid 20th century the story developed that the fair originated with a royal charter to the borough of Appleby from King James II of England in 1685. However, recent research has shown that the 1685 charter, which was cancelled before it was enrolled, is of no relevance. Appleby’s medieval borough fair, held at Whitsuntide, ceased in 1885. The ‘New Fair’, held in early June on Gallows Hill, which was then unenclosed land outside the borough boundary, began in 1775 for […]
The Great North Swim is proving to be as popular as ever, and 2017 will be no exception. The event grows year on year and in the 2017 the event will host its 10th event. In 2016 the event had over 10,000 participants, event organizers are expecting that number to be even greater in 2017. The event is held at the stunning, water front location the low wood bay. Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery – the Lake District National Park – the Great North Swim is an inspiring outdoor swim. Family and friends can watch all the action from the banks of Windermere while enjoying food and drink from local vendors. The event includes 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 5K distances Swim’s. Most swimmers will be doing the 1 mile swim, Last year the event added a new challenging 10k. The 10k marathon swim is 6 laps of the standard 1 mile course, the swim is suitable for regular swimmers who are capable of taking on longer distances.
Laying the foundations for a successful 2017 event, the 2016 Lakesman Triathlonreceived fantastic feedback from competitors, spectators and locals alike. The Lakesman features the class ic 2.4mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and full 26.2mile marathon run. Designed to appeal to both the experienced or novice endurance athlete, the all road course avoids mountai. passes and fells to keep elevation to a minimum. The race is based in Keswick, with a superb transition area at The Theatre by the Lake. The swim takes place in the crystal clear waters of Derwentwater, generally regarded on the Lake Districts most scenic lakes. The bike route makes its way to the west coast of Cumbria where competitors get to experience a side of the lakes often unvisited by tourists, with mountains on one side and the sea on the other. During the five lap run stage athletes will have the opportunity running through superb countryside with views to the likes of Skiddaw as well as a spectator friendly section through Keswick town centre. The Lakesman team keep our athletes and spectators at the heart of everything we do to ensure a truly memorable and enjoyable triathlon experience.
The first Derwentwater Regatta for 200 years was held on the lake in 2014 and was such a success that the National Trust has organised another weekend of stone-skimming, boating and bathtub racing. There’s a huge range of outdoor activities on offer, so there’s bound to be something you’ll want to try. Whether it’s family taster sessions in kayaks, a chance to build your own coracle or a motorised trip in a group around the lake, there are lots of ways to dip your toes into having fun on the lake. If you fancy a little more adventure you could have a go sailing a catamaran, a Viking Long Boat or sailing dingy. Derwent Water Regatta was created by the eccentric landowner Joseph Pocklington (alias King Pocky) in the 1790s after he bought Derwent Island in 1778, and built a grand mansion and several follies. He devised a series of madcap regatta activities on Derwent Water, with a fair on Crow Park for spectators to watch teams of people rowing, sailing and swimming around the island. The festivities would reach their climax with a mock attack of the island, when Pocklington fired a cannon towards the local invaders.