Here is some useful information to those of you who don’t know the area yet. Transport at this venue is not necessary, it is a short walk into the town centre and a bus service is available adjacent to the venue. It is only a short stroll to board the steamer for a trip on Lake Windermere. http://www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk/cruises-fares
For general info from Lake District National Park http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk
Sunday 19th June – Chantry Classis Vehicles Show, Grassmere sports field 10.30 am to 4.40 pm.
Monday 20th June – Lacemaking demo Fairfield Mill, Sedburgh LA10 5LW 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Tuesday 21st to 25th June – Half a sixpence musical, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal LA9 4HE 7.00 pm.
Tackle Scafell or Helvellyn, or take a Wainwrights’ Walk, but you may need to take his 7 volumes of “A pictorial guide to the Lakeland Fells” with you. If you’d rather have a guided walk then there are many to be found on the web.
Grasmere Gingerbread – A local delicacy may tickle your tastebuds, and then why not visit the nearby garden centre for a coffee?
Another Lakeland sweet treat is at Cartmel, the home of the deliciously famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. http://www.cartmelvillageshop.co.uk Take some home for friends and family. Combine your trip to Cartmel with a visit to Holker Hall. http://www.holker.co.uk/
Other grand houses include Brockhole House with its Tree Top Trek, between Ambleside and Bowness also Hutton in the Forest. http://www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk
Take a picnic to Winlatter Forest and Visitor Centre, Keswick.
If you need to wet your whistle in Keswick, try a brewery tour. Keswick breweries will be glad to show you around http://www.keswickbrewery.co.uk or over in Cockermouth, Jennings Brewery http://www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk/tours
Important: Navigating to either Keswick or Cockermouth may be subject to a diversion due to ongoing road repairs. Check with Ed or Vera regarding current situation or check online.