What’s On In The Lake District?

I have just been reading my copy of February’s edition of Cumbria Life, the award winning magazine which is all about the county and, of course, the Lake District. If you want to know about this beautiful county there is no better publication to consult. I declare an interest – our daughter Michaela Robinson-Tate is the associate editor.

One special item which is regularly featured is an ‘Event Calendar’. I can’t repeat all that is included but here is one item for each of the next 11 months to whet your appetite:

17 February – Grayson Perry Ceramics, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere. www.blackwell.org.uk

9 March – Wigton Motor Club – White Heather Historic Rally, Kirkbridge Airfield. www.wigtonmc.co.uk

13 April – Damson Day Country Fair, Low farm, Lyth Valley, Near Kendal. www.damsonday.co.ukI have just been reading

5 May – Kirby Lonsdale Beer and Music Festival, Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale. www.klrufc.co.uk

6/9 June – Appleby Horse Fair. www.applebyfair.org

5/6 July – Ulverston Gin Festival, The Coro, Ulverston. www.corohall.co.uk

15 August – Vale of Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show, Rydale Park, Ambleside www.rudalshow.co.uk

12 September –Westmorland County Show, County Showground, Crooklands, Near Joiner’s Mews. www.westmorlandsshow.co.uk

19 October – Striding Edge by Torchlight, Glenridding, Ullswater. www.lakelandmountainguides.co.uk/the-lakeland-festival-festival-of-light

16/17 November –Cumbria Life Christmas at Rheged, Rheged, Near Penrith. www.reghed.com

7 December to 16 February 2020 Phil Rigby: A portrait of Cumbria. The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven. www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

Just eleven events out of over 250 listed in Cumbria Life. Joiner’s Mews has its own subscription to the magazine and the February edition is kept in the cottage so you will be able to see what’s on when you come to stay – www.lakes-cottages.co.uk