Local Area - Things To Do
Shaw End Mansion is only 11 miles from Windermere, 4 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park and 6 miles from the M6. Nearby Kendal is an attractive market town with excellent shopping facilities, a leisure centre, museums, art galleries, and many sites of historical interest.
The Lake District National Park offers a wide range of leisure interests from walking, climbing, sailing and quad biking to local produce and arts and crafts.
The calendar throughout the year is packed with events to suit everyone. Brockhole visitor centre offers activities from January and is particularly good for young children.
The spring brings events such as Damson day in the Lyth valley; the Keswick mountain festival and Holker garden festival.
During the summer we have the famous Appleby horse fair; the Great North Swim on Windermere; the Cumbria Steam Gathering and the Mintfest – an international festival of street arts in Kendal.
Moving into the 'back end' things don’t slow down! We start September with the Westmorland County Show; the Kendal Torchlight Carnival; Cumbria Artists open Studios and Borrowdale Shepherds’ meet and show.
November brings the Kendal Mountain Festival – the largest of its kind in the world! A weekend of film and lectures showing the extraordinary achievements of world class adventurers with beautiful filming not only taking us into their world but the many different cultures across the globe.
The year ends with many festive craft fairs and events such as the Keswick Traditional Christmas Fayre and the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas fair and procession, all set against a backdrop of snowy Lakeland fells and offering warmth and cheer with log fires and local produce.