Places to visit in the Lake District in October

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Visiting the Lake District this October? Well, there are lots of events this month, which you might want to consider having a gander at to really get a feel of life in the Lake District.

And, to give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a few places to visit in the Lake District this month.
Most of these are annual events – so you won’t get a chance until next year! They are all superb events, with many perfect the family. And, you’ll definitely have fun joining in with Lakeland life.

What to do in the Lake District this October:

October 1: Lakeland Trails in Coniston

Whether you want to join in or watch, the Lakeland Trails is a popular event, which starts and finishes at Landing Point, Coniston Hall, near Coniston village.
Perhaps you want to bring your running shoes, because there is the 10km Coniston Trail Run, 15km Coniston Trail Race and 15km Coniston Trail Challenge.
All follow circuits along well marked routes and let’s face it, the panoramic views will be amazing – Old Man, Wetherlam – just to name a few.
For more information, see: http://www.lakelandtrails.org/coniston

Oct 1-2 and Oct 12- Nov 5: Game of Thrones – ‘Hardhome Embroidery’ Exhibition, Sedbergh.

This unique exhibition into the most-talked about textile arts – thanks to the award-winning television series ‘Game of Thrones’, will take place at Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre.
It’s one of only three venues chosen to exhibit the textile arts phenomenon of Hardhome embroidery – so, if this grabs your interest, then don’t miss the Mill’s event.
www.farfieldmill.org

October 8: Wasdale Head Shepherd’s Meet and Show, Wasdale.

A tradition, which spans more than 100 years. It is believed that the original Shepherd’s Meet was for farmers from Wasdale to meet with others from the valleys of Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale and Eskdale to trade or swap them.
There will be lots to see, including: hound trails, fell racing, sheep showing, children’s sports, a parade of vintage machinery and so much more.
http://www.wasdaleheadshow.co.uk/

October 14-16: Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal.

The festival in the market town celebrates comic art from right across the globe.
It will feature international comic artists and creators, as well as live drawing, film, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance and master classes. There’s also a FREE Family Zone.
http://www.comicartfestival.com/

October 9: Chanelling Ruskin Exhibition, Coniston.

The exhibition at Brantwood, Coniston, will feature the work of the Impress Artist Printmakers, who have been inspired by the art and writing of John Ruskin and his reverence for the natural world.
www.brantwood.org.uk

October 22: Autumn Colours Photography Cruise and Walk, Ullswater Steamers.

Of course, there are lots of places in the Lake District to photograph, but what better way to do it than with an expert.
For this event, you’ll join Mark Littlejohn on a steamer and then walk around the beautiful Aira Force waterfalls and then to Glenridding.
The colours will be amazing, so if you fancy yourself as a budding photographer, you’ll not want to miss this.
www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk

From October 25: Beatrix Potter By The Fire, Wordsworth House and Garden, Ullswater.

A lovely literary event, where you can get cosy by the kitchen fire as Beatrix Potter shares some of her little books and the stories behind them.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordworth-house

Until Oct 31: Stickman at Grizedale

Grizedale Forest is a great Lake District place to visit.
If you are looking for places to visit in the Lake District for children, then this is a good one.
The kids will love this twiggy adventure on the trail with The Stick Man in magical Grizedale.
All you need to do is to buy your activity pack from the Visitor Information Centre and then off you go on the trail with your activity sheets – oh, and pipe cleaners to make your own Stick Man!
www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale

If you’ve not yet booked your October Lake District break, then panic not.
We have more than 450 holiday homes right across the Lake District from the northern fells of Keswick to the gateway town of Kendal.
For last minute availability – whether you want to come with the family, with friends – or even the dog – just look here to book a luxury Lake District stay with Lakelovers.

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