Events in Cumbria 2019


The Lakes Classic Car Show

Date(s) – 16/06/2019

All day

The Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show is an annual event organised by Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club. All proceeds from the 2019 event will donated to our chosen charities:

  • Parkinsons – Kendal Branch
  • Headway South Cumbria
  • With some funds retained for Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club

They encourage you to bring the family along for this fun-filled day and see some magnificent classic cars, motor bikes, caravans, trucks and tractors. And why not make a day of it with the family and join in the many attractions and games, including a Charity Pit Stop Challenge competition!

Venue: Grasmere Show Ground, Grasmere, LA22 9SL

Guided Red Squirrel Walk at Smardale Nature Reserve

Date(s) – 16/06/2019

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Come and see the enigmatic red squirrel on a guided walk at one of their strongholds in the north of England, exploring the ancient woodlands of Smardale.

Location: Smardale, Near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HG

Booking is required. Recommended donation £5.00


This walk is organised by The Upper Eden support group

5k Family Fun Run

Date(s) – 16/06/2019

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bassenthwaite Rotary Club are pleased to announce their inaugural Father’s Day Family Fun Run in aid of Prostate Cancer. The run will take place at Cockermouth Rugby Club and consist of five laps of the running track – a smooth, level surface suitable for all abilities.

Location: Cockermouth Rugby Club, Strawberry How Business Centre, Cockermouth CA13 9XQ

Light the Lakes 2019

Light the Lakes sees people from all over the UK migrate to The Lake District Cumbria and in the early hours of the morning, at a predetermined time between 0230 and 0300, light a blue flare or a beacon to remember fallen officers from the thin blue line.

The dream is to see all of Wainwright’s 214 peaks illuminated.

How to get involved:

  • Light the Lakes 2019 is taking place on Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23.
  • To see which peaks are available and book your peak visit:
  • The lighting of the peaks takes place between 2.30am and 3am on Saturday June 22. It is up to you when you climb your peak. Some choose to climb on the Friday evening and descend in the morning, spending the night at the top, while others choose to climb later on and come down in the dark following the beacon-lighting.
  • The event is based at Brathay Hall, Ambleside. On Saturday June 23rd in the afternoon, there is a food available and a get-together at the hall for participants.
  • Light the Lakes Welcome Packs will be available to buy and a link will be provided from December onwards. They will include a Light the Lakes T-Shirt, a flare for lighting your peak and a bottle of Wainwright’s Golden Ale, courtesy of the event sponsors, as well as a number of other goodies from supports. You can collect your prepaid Welcome Pack from Brathay Hall on the 22nd.
  • Participants taking part in Light the Lakes are asked to raise money for COPS. Join the Light the Lakes fundraising team on Just Giving at: . Sponsorship forms are also available.

Women-only Multi Activity Retreat Weekend

Date(s) – 21/06/2019 — 23/06/2019
5:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A fabulous opportunity to experience a weekend of adventure with like minded women!

Staying in a mountaineering hut in the stunning and quiet setting of the Copppermines valley, just a stones throw from the bustling village of Coniston. We’ll use this as our base to go out and do variety of exciting activities.

On the first day have a go at Ghyll Scrambling and Canoeing. The second day you’ll have the opportunity to explore Cathedral quarry with its tunnels and caverns and have a go at a 150ft abseil!

Included in the package is: home cooked food (which everyone helps with), accommodation, activities, safety kit, insurance and local qualified guides. Your guides will also host the weekend.

£220 per person

For more info visit :

Step up to the plate – Walk Ullswater Way the Foodie Way

Date(s) – 22/06/2019

All Day

Step up to the plate, explore Ullswater the foodie way in aid of Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.

A charity walk celebrating all things Cumbrian, based in the heart of our clinical services area.

Walk the Ullswater way for Hospice at Home on Saturday 22nd June 2019 and get the true taste of Cumbria.

Dogs welcome!

Approx distance: 21 or 10 miles

Difficulty level: Moderate

Registration Fee: £30

Fundraising Pledge: £125

Morecambe Bay walk for Hearing Dogs

Date(s) – 23/06/2019

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join them for a challenge walk with a difference!

Taking part is an exceptional way to enjoy the stunning beauty of Morecambe Bay. Crossing the sands with an experienced and knowledgeable guide is the only way to traverse the ever-changing flats and channels, and this amazing experience is a must for visitors to the area

Usually starting from Arnside and ending at Kent’s Bank, these guided walks cross the sands through the channels of the Kent River.

The walks are between 6 and 8 miles, depending on the route taken, and they are suitable for any children and adults who are comfortable walking for 3-4 hours.

Please ensure you take suitable clothing, footwear, sun/wet weather protection and water.

This will be an early start due to the tides and registration will be from 8.30 am.

Only those registered with them prior to the day can take part, they are unable to take on the day sign ups.

Contact: or 07824 329063

Carlisle Abseil

Date(s) – 29/06/2019

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Do you dare climb the Carlisle Civic Centre then abseil 135 ft down again? Join us in our brand new fundraising event for 2019 in aid of Parkinson’s UK

As one of their abseilers you’ll receive a fundraising pack, sponsorship forms and a Parkinson’s UK T-shirt to help you with your challenge. We’ll support you through your fundraising and be there on the day to cheer you on.

Venue: Carlisle Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle CA3 8QG

Registration: £30 per person to cover the cost of the event

They ask that each abseiler raises £150 to help people living with Parkinson’s

To Book:

Contact: 0207 963 3912

Ullswater Country Fair

Date – 30/06/2019

All Day

Ullswater Country Fair at King George V Playing Field, Patterdale in the beautiful Ullswater valley in the heart of the Lake District on Sunday 30th June.

Hound, terrier, lurcher and whippet show, with qualifier for Cock of the North.

Fun Companion dog show, gundog display, terrier racing, falconry display, ferret racing, vintage tractors, stick show, children’s sports, fell race, demonstrations of walling and fishing fly tying.

Lots of trade stands, licensed bar, catering vans and homemade teas.

A good day out for all the family.


More info:


Date(s) – 30/06/2019 — 01/07/2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The biggest open air arts and crafts fair in the north, up to 80 stalls selling fine art, textiles, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, recycled and so much more.

Buy direct from the artists and makers – a fabulous day out overlooking the glorious Morecambe Bay

More info –

The Promenade
LA11 6EH

Quiz night at Sticklebarn

Date(s) – 30/06/2019

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get your thinking caps on at the weekly quiz night in the National Trust owned, real ale inn, The Sticklebarn in Great Langdale, 7 miles from Ambleside.

£1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty.

Location: The Sticklebarn, Great Langdale, near Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU

Why not come to eat beforehand? Food is served from 4 pm to 8 pm on Sundays.