Exotic music, spectacular walks, and a return to the evening plays that mark autumn and winter out dominate the calendar this month – but there’s still plenty for everyone.
Getting Out and About
On the 5th and the 19th, at 2pm in the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, the Glorious Gardens Tour will be on again, in an informal walk and talk around the historic gardens of Brockhole with the LDVC’s own gardener.
As always, every Tuesday beginning at the entrance to Cartmel Racecourse at 10:45am, Cartmel Walking for Health will set out for about an hour’s walking through woods and fields in the Cartmel valley.
Wednesday the 12th offers a great way to enjoy a brisk walk through beautiful scenery. Bring your own boots and lunch to Wilf’s Café in Staveley at 10:30am for a Hill Top Tarns and Craggy Wood Walk.
In the evening that same day, Beetham Nurseries Garden Café near Milnthorpe plays host to a talk on Gardening for Bees. If you want to encourage these beautiful insects back to your flowers, the tips you need start at 7:30pm.
On the 15th and 16th, Beetham Nurseries will play host to an Apple & Fruit Weekend, with tastiness and trees for sale – and you can meet the owls!
Saturday the 22nd and the entire weekend of the 29th will see Brockhole host a Ghoulish Scavenger Hunt designed to be fun for all ages. It begins at 11am.
Thursday the 6th October sees the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers pass through Ulverston. Their demonstration of traditional Japanese taiko drumming will run from 7:30pm to 10pm in Coronation Hall.
On the weekend of the 8th and 9th at Barrow Sixth Form College in Barrow-in-Furness, from 10am til 5pm, the 54th Furness Model Railway Exhibition will take pride of place.
Tuesday the 11th sees the Tim Kliphuis Trio perform at Kendal Jazz Club in Staveley, hosted by Hawkshead Brewery and Beer Hall.
On Friday the 14th things take an entertainingly grim turn as Castle Green Hotel hosts Murder at the Moulin Rouge, a three course meal surrounded by song, dance, comedy and murder.
To round out the month, Haverthwaite Station near Ulverston will run the annual Witches and Wizards Week. Explore the haunted carriage, brave the ‘Ghoul Trail’ and ride on to Lakeside where the Aquarium awaits with more Halloween-themed fun!
If you’d prefer something a little more sedate, Beech Hill Hotel in Windermere has a Halloween Masquerade Ball on Friday the 28th. A string quartet and magician will entertain during your gourmet four course meal. Mask is preferred but not essential.