Events in and around Ullswater during 2024 with something for everybody. Enjoy on your visit.

quirky workshops | Lowthwaite B&B

All Things Crafts

Dates: Throughout the year

Location: Rheged and Quirky Workshops in Greystoke

These places have a wide range of workshops such as fused glass, woodworking, animal felting, sewing, painting and calligraphy.

mamalade festival | Lowthwaite B&B

Dalemain Marmalade Festival

Date: Sat, 20 April

Location: Dalemain, near Pooley Bridge

This festival brings together marmalade enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to celebrate all things citrus.

As the organisers say "It is a particularly eccentric day out for anyone with more than a little marmalade fanaticism in their veins."

KMF stage | Lowthwaite B&B

Keswick Mountain Festival

Date: Fri, 17 May - Sun, 19 May

Location: Keswick

One of the UK’s largest Mountain Festivals which attracts world class athletes, mountaineers and adventurers as well as local legends. It took a break last year and is now back with an even bigger schedule.

Potfest | Lowthwaite B&B

Potfest in the Park and Pens

Dates: 25-27 May, 26-28 July, 18-20 October

Location: Hutton-in-the-Forest and Penrith

The flagship event in July is Potfest in the Park with over 100 exhibitors from throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive, individual styles.

Potfest in the Pens is in Penrith and has more younger, practical potters exhibiting.

PB walk | Lowthwaite B&B

Patterdale Boundary Walk

Date: Sat, 7 July

Location: Patterdale

A long standing tradition as both a community and fundraising event for Patterdale school (a very remote small village school).

It's a glorious journey of Patterdale Parish Boundary, with 20 summits and 28 miles - though there are also a 14 miles and 7 miles option.

swimmer | Lowthwaite B&B

Chillswim Ullswater End to End

Date: Sat, 13 July

Location: Ullswater

Swim the full length of Ullswater, fully supported.

Other events are happening in Coniston and Windermere.

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Patterdale Dog Day

Date: Sat, 24 August

Location: Patterdale Show Field

Patterdale Dog Day is a small, traditional show centred around an open sheep dog trials competition. As well as the dog trial there are many other attractions and shows to keep you entertained throughout the day.

Lakeland trail | Lowthwaite B&B

Lakeland Trails, Helvellyn & Ullswater

Date: Sat, 19 Oct - Sun, 20 Oct

Location: Glenridding

Lakeland Trails arrange inspiring trail running events, all held within the spectacular landscape of the Lake District National Park. Trail courses range from 5K, 10K and 14-18K, through to half and full marathon, then up to Ultra marathon distance.

The above is the most local trail to us, but there are several other events.