For 200 years locals & visitors to Ambleside have enjoyed this traditional Lakeland Sports Day. Gates open at 10am & the first race begins at noon. Attractions at the 2016 event on Thursday 28 July this year include:
Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling
Foot & Cycle Races
Guides & Fell Races
There are many delicious sweet treats that are quintessentially Cumbrian. The world famous Kendal Mint Cake, sticky toffee pudding – Cartmel’s very own comfort food and of course the irresistibly crumbly, spicy Grasmere Gingerbread still made to an old but very secret recipe.
Chocolate is everyone’s favourite so visit the village of Orton where the Kennedy family’s small factory produces some of the finest quality hand-made chocolates available to buy at their onsite factory shop. With over 80 varieties to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. So bide your time, have lunch in the Conservatory Coffee House and take home your own special selection. How about ‘Passion Fruit & Galliano’, ‘Eton Mess’ or ‘Lime & Chilli’?