It doesn’t matter where you’re lucky enough to be spending August Bank holiday in Cumbria and the Lake District because they’ll be at least one show not far away.
Starting on Saturday August 27th and the annual Patterdale Dog Day will be taking place. A community event centred around farming but that attracts dog and country pursuit lovers as well as general visitors each year to this stunning setting of the King Georges playing field surrounded by the Ullswater fells.
Moving south and also on Saturday is Cartmel Races. With a meet each August Bank Holiday Saturday and Monday the growing appeal of these horse racing fixtures in the special village of Cartmel is astonishing. Again, you do not need to be into horse racing to enjoy either day with Monday being a more relaxed affair.
Onto Sunday 28th August and not just a large community event but also a prominent one on the sporting calendar is Grasmere Sports. Having been held for over 160 years, Grasmere Sports is a celebration of Lakeland sports, country pursuits, animals and livestock, produce and crafts with fell races, Cumberland wrestling and hound trails being some of the most highly anticipated items. Book tickets online before Friday 26th to take advantage of lower prices.
The fun continues on Bank Holiday Monday 29th over to the far east of Cumbria in Dent on the Cumbrian/Yorkshire Dales border. Dent Gala is held on the school playing field and as with all of these events during the Bank Holiday weekend, the setting and views surrounding the site is stunning. The gala is fun from start to finish with great food and stalls provided during the day, competitions and entertainment.
Fun and entertainment is guaranteed the length and breadth of Cumbria and the Lake District this Bank Holiday. The only thing we can’t guarantee is the weather but really, that is not going to stop us all having a fantastic time.
Where to stay?
The Lakeland Cottage Company have a selection of luxury holidays cottages from larger properties to retreats for two in Ullswater for Patterdale Show, Cartmel for the races, the central lakes for Grasmere show and Sedbergh for Dent Gala. Visit https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/