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Lake District in July 2018 What’s on?

Posted on 13th June 2018 by Simon Middelton

There are many things to do in Lake District, including water sports, camping and music events. With the rich variety of outdoor activities in Lake District, you will be sure to find something you enjoy. Apart from camping, you can choose to stay in cottages in Widermere, Keswick and Ambleside. Here are four popular activities for you to enjoy in July:


1. Beer Festival

Hawkshead Brewery will host the Beer Festival from 19th to 21st July. The brewery itself is located close to Widermere and is easily accessible by train and bus. This bi-annual event is meant to celebrate the new wave of craft in British beer brewing. It gathers the best breweries and allows them to showcase several of their beer styles and flavours. The event also involves live music and lots of street food. Families with dogs and kids are welcome to attend the event and enjoy a good social event. Since it is a three-day event, you might want to rent cottages in Widermere and other close towns.

2. Derwentwater Regatta

If you are interested in outdoor activities in Lake District, you have to attend the Derwentwater Regatta. It is held on 7th and 8th July at Crow Park in Keswick. The organisers of the event will provide Canoes, dinghies, SUP boards, Viking longboards and other sporting equipment. The Derwentwater Regatta has a very long history, having been first held over 200 years ago. It was recently revived and serves as a great outdoor activity that unites members of the community. If you don’t live in the town, you can choose to get cottages in Keswick for the entire weekend.

3. Keswick Ghost Walks

Keswick Ghost Walks are meant to take you through a path of mysterious places with a history of tortured souls. Although it is specifically tailored to an adult audience, children under 10 are allowed to come along. Their tickets are sold at the lower price of £8, just like those of people over the age of 65. People between the ages of 16 and 65 have to buy the tickets at £10. The walks start at 7.30pm at The Moot Hall and end at the same place late in the night. If you find it too late to go back home, you can stay at the cottages in Keswick. The walks are regularly organised in the city. In July, they have been planned for 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st and 23rd.

4. Navigation and Mountain Safety

Mountain safety is essential to all people. This event will teach you how to navigate the mountain, even in poor weather. You will even learn how to relocate if you are unable to find your way. The instructors will also teach you how to give your position to rescue teams in case anyone gets injured along the way. The event will cost you £20, and this is all donated to the Kenswick MTR. It will run from 9 am to 1 pm. Children under the age of 18 will have to be accompanied by their parents. You don’t need any real experience in climbing mountains to participate, but you have to be healthy enough to cover a distance of 8km safely.


If you are looking for things to do in Lake District in July, you should consider the four activities listed above. You should consider renting Lake District cottages for a more interesting and comfortable stay in the region. These places allow people to come together in a small intimate space. Also, Lake District cottages are usually isolated, meaning you get higher levels of freedom.

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