At this time of the year the area surrounding Hawthorns is at its very best. As always, we’ve collected together some of the best ways you could enjoy it.
Out & About
On Tuesday the 6th between 8:30 and 4:00pm, Ravenglass Railway offers visitors a chance to see how a steam railway really functions. Ravenglass Station opens up many areas for a Photography Day of wonder.
Friday the 9th, in the evening, sees the return of Kendal’s Torchlight Carnival. Dancing, music, and parades by torchlight through the town centre between 7:30 and 10:00pm make the newest Kendal tradition one not to be missed!
On Sunday the 11th is the third annual Dragon Bay Regatta in Windermere. A racing contest for charity in a traditional Chinese style, this is another new tradition that’s catching on!
Brockhole in Windermere will play host to a spectacular Glorious Gardens tour on Wednesday the 21st, beginning at 2pm.
In many ways, that’s a great prelude to Ambleside’s Festival of the Fells, which starts on the 22nd and runs to the 25th. The Festival gives attendees multiple ways to enjoy the stunning scenery around Ambleside.
Food & Drink
As ever, the Arnside Country Market will be in the WI Hall on Orchard Road between 9:30 and 11:30am every Friday this month.
Saturday the 10th will see the Orton Farmer’s Market for those who prefer this monthly event. It runs from 9:00 to 2:00pm, and will be found in the Orton Village Hall.
On Friday the 16th September the Cartmel Monthly Food Market will run between 10:00 and 4:00pm at Unsworth’s Yard in Cartmel.
Later that day, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s Fish Supper trip along the estuary returns! Always a favourite for the views, the classic engine, and the food, it departs Ravenglass Station at 6:00pm.
On the weekend of the 24th and 25th, Cockermouth is the place to go for the Taste Cumbria Festival will run during the day at various venues across town. CAMRA supports this with the Taste Cumbria Beer Festival.
Cheese & Wine Afternoon
The biggest event of August in the park was of course our Cheese & Wine afternoon on Sunday the 21st. The weather was beautiful, allowing everyone who attended – and the turnout was fantastic – to mingle as much as they wanted and really enjoy the sunshine. Here are some of our favourite shots from the event: