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
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The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is a pleasant 15 minute drive away from Ashes Caravan Park & well worth a visit.
From New Hutton head to Old Hutton & travel on the B6254 passing through South Lakeland’s lovely low fells & keeping an eye out for pheasants along the way. Kitridding have a nice little farm shop here just look for the roadside sign. Call in & see what local produce they have or stop for a tasty ‘all-day-breakfast’. Continue reading
It’s a great time of year for a picnic so why not celebrate National Picnic Week by packing some butties and heading off to one of our favourite picnic places?
Sunbiggin Tarn is a lovely, peaceful place 4 miles from the village of Orton. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest surrounded by peaceful, open moorland and popular with many species of birds. Keep an eye out for Great Crested Grebes, Goldeneyes & migrating Green Sandpipers. A short walk away you can find Howes Well ring cairn, like a mini stone circle & you can also walk on Great Asby Scar with its limestone pavements.