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May 2018 Newsletter

Kick Off Your Summer With A Trip To Keswick This June

We have had a glorious May here in Keswick and the warm weather looks set to continue which is great news.  It has been fabulous camping weather but if you prefer your home comforts, don't forget we also have plenty of other accommodation options on  There is always so much to do and see in and around Keswick.  Book your stay now, we are just waiting to give you a warm Keswick welcome.


Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival takes place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June.  There will be so much going on over the course of this 3-day Festival with sporting events, activities, talks, live music, retail and food stands plus on Friday and Saturday evening there will be a special aerial display.  Don't forget to take some time away from the Festival Village and explore our beautiful town as well. Find out more about KMF on their website.


Keswick Mid-Summer Festival

The Keswick Mid-Summer Festival returns with a packed weekend of fun and entertainment. 

On Friday 29th June enjoy some great music at the Rock Concert in the Market Square followed by live music in many of the town's pubs.

Saturday 30th June see Proms in the Park taking place in Fitz Park and earlier in the day you can take part in a Landscape Painting Competition if it takes your fancy.

On Sunday 1st July the much loved Scruffs, one of the County's most fun dog shows, returns with all of the usual, and sometimes unusual, show categories that you have come to expect.

Take a look at their Facebook page to find out all the latest news.


Blooming Woolfest planned for June

Woolfest 2018 (Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2018) at Cockermouth promises to be “blooming” marvellous as the original British festival of wool falls within British Flowers Week.  Woollen flowers will be filling the Small Ring at Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre as part of a fundraising project with West House and there’ll be lots to see and do with over 150 inspiring stalls, craft demonstrations and the From Fell to Fabulous exhibition as well as livestock stands and a fleece sale. 

Entry is £10 per day (including programme) or £15 for a two-day ticket with free entry for accompanied children and free parking.  Directions and details are online at


Derwentwater Regatta

The first weekend in July sees the return of King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta.  Originally the creation of Joseph Pocklington (alias King Pocky) in the 1790s, the National Trust revived this regatta over 200 years later, for all to enjoy.

Join them at Crow Park on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July for plenty of messing about on the water.

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Cumbria House Self-Catering

Cumbria House is now available on a self-catering basis during the school holidays. The house can sleep up to 15 people and is the perfect place for large families or groups. The house is on a quiet street close to the centre of Keswick and only 10 minutes from the lake.

You will have exclusive use of the whole house including the spacious kitchen, two lounges, large dining room, and eight bedrooms each with their own private bathroom. There is also a utility room and a drying room.

We have just a few weeks still available for this year. Please do let us know if you have any questions about self-catering for 2018 or for next year.

4th August 2018 for 6/7 nights (£2250/£2295) 10th/11th of August for 6/7 nights (£2250/£2295) Christmas week: 21st December for 6/7 nights (£2395/£2495)


Walk Of the Month - Castlerigg and Tewet Tarn

This Lake District walk starts and finishes at Castlerigg Stone Circle just outside Keswick passing the tiny isolated church at St John's in the Vale and then over to Tewet Tarn, a lovely spot with fine views over to Blencathra, Latrigg and Skiddaw. 

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Visit Our Villages - St. John's In The Vale

St John's in the Vale, a very scenic and peaceful valley, lies under the craggy slopes of the Helvellyn Range with splendid views towards Blencathra. It has a small church dating from 1845 in a beautiful setting and is adjacent to the Diocesan Youth Centre.

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