With Autumn Comes the Harvest…
…and our apple trees bore their harvest until late this year. Don’t these look tempting?
The Light of Autumn
As you can see, this long autumn has brought with it a longer-than-usual season of beautiful sunshine. Wandering the grounds of the Park is still a wonderful pastime; in fact, we leaped at the chance to grab these shots as we strolled just a weekend or two ago…
With stunning walks like this available, you might be tempted to just stay inside the Park’s boundaries, and, of course, that’s perfectly acceptable – but just in case, let’s see what else might be an option for you.
What’s on Locally in November
Bonfire Night is almost upon us, and here is a brief rundown of the best shows around.
Light Up Lancaster runs on the 4th and 5th, with bright lighting displays, floating sculptures on the canal, and, of course, fireworks at Lancaster Castle.
The Station Inn in Oxenholme has a BBQ with its bonfire and fireworks. Entry is £3 for an adult and £2 for a child, and gates open at 6pm on Friday the 4th.
On the 5th of November itself you can choose between Hawkshead’s Bonfire and Fireworks at the Hawkshead Recreation Ground, the celebration at the Cartmel Racecourse (both beginning at 6pm), Windermere RUFC’s family bonfire night with BBQ starting at 6:30pm at Dawes Meadow in Bowness-on-Windermere, and the Carlisle Fireshow Funday starting at 2pm in the city centre, moving to Bitts Park at 5:30 for a fairground to open and fire entertainment kicking off at 6:45. These traditional events are all great choices according to your preference!
On the 11th at 6:30pm and 7:30pm and again on the 13th at 4:30pm, the John Peel Theatre in Wigton will screen Footprints of our Fathers, a short film about Wigton’s community during and after WWI, based on local research.
Thursday the 17th at the Masons Arms near Bowland Bridge plays host to a Fantasy Wine Dinner hosted by House of Townsend. Book now for 7:30pm!
On the 21st at 7:30, the Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale hosts the Posh Noshers Food & Wine Night. A fabulous four course meal!
Out and About
On Saturday the 12th, from noon til late, Penrith plays host to the Winter Droving, a traditional celebration of rural ways culminating in a torchlit procession through the town with full masquerade. This one has to be experienced!
Keswick will be switching on its Christmas lights at 6pm on Friday the 18th November, with the party starting in the Market Square and entertainment to follow.
From the 25th through to the 27th through the day at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal the Christmas Craft Market will be running. This is a great showcase of fantastic local pieces, perfect for finding gifts for the family!