Local Events

Ambleside Sports
THE Traditional Lakeland Sports
Always on the last Thursday in July
The 2016 Sports will be held at Rydal Park on Thursday 28th July

Grasmere Sports
The next Grasmere Sports will be held on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August 2016
at The Showfield, Stock Lane Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SL Starting at 10AM

Ambleside Rushbearing
Usually the first Saturday in July

Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show
Usually the third Thursday in August

Rydal Sheepdog Trials were started by Stanley Le Fleming in 1901. For more than 100 years, the Le Fleming family have shown unstinting support for Rydal Sheep Dog Trials. The Swaledale Sheep are provided by Chris Hodgson of Rydal Farm and as they have come down from the fells and only recently been clipped, they are often quite rebellious providing a real test for the sheep dog handlers. Judges award points for the Gathering – the collection of the sheep from the top of the course, the Drive round the course and through the gates and finally the Penning. Spectators have a great view of both courses from the hill that divides them. They can also enjoy amusing commentary throughout the day from Mr Jim Bowan.

Ambleside Christmas Lights & Lantern Procession
Third Saturday in November