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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"It's a truly special venue; one of my favourite moments was the children's reaction to seeing the waterfall at breakfast on Saturday. From my point of view thanks so much for all your help in the planning, you have a very patient and reassuring manner! Could you thank all the staff who were on over the weekend, for their help. They couldn't have been nicer, more welcoming or more friendly."

Jenkins family gathering, October 2017

Things to do

Please have a look at the contents on the left, for information about different activities.

Local events

The website maintains a good calendar of local events. You can also look at the National Trust and Lake District National Park websites to find smaller and more regular events.

Running races organised throughout the year by Keswick AC and Borrowdale Fell Runners.

February: Keswick Film Festival

March: Words by the Water Festival (Theatre by the Lake in Keswick)

May: Keswick Half Marathon

May: Keswick Jazz Festival

May: Fred Whitton Cycling Challenge

June: Keswick Mountain Festival

June: Bassenthwaite Festival

June: Keswick Beer Festival

June: The Lakesman Triathlon (Ironman distance, Keswick)

June: Keswick Midsummer Festival

July: Keswick Convention

July: Derwent Water Regatta

August: Bassenthwaite Regatta

August: Keswick Agricultural Show

September: Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet and Show

October: Lakeland Monster Miles Adventure Cycle-Cross Sportive

November: Derwentwater 10 Mile Running Road Race

November: Maryport Literature Festival

Lakeland Trails Races

Theatre by the Lake programme

Keswick Lecture Series

High Terrain Events

Keswick Museum

Rheged Centre film and events programme, near Penrith

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