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Could there be anywhere more beautiful in the summertime than the Lake District? With glistening lakes, sky scraping mountains, and green rolling hills, the Lake District is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some quiet and relaxing time in the sun. In the summer in the Lakes you can have the best of both worlds, with secluded walks along the shores of Windermere or Coniston Water, and also get your fill of culture at one of the many events that are held throughout the summer months. Here are a few of our favourite summer events happening in the Lake District this season.

Eden Food and Farming Festival

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The Eden Valley

Get back to the land and fill up your belly at the Lake District’s premiere food and farming festival. Held in the charming Lake District town of Eden from July 20-27, 2013 and will involve everything from food tastings and demonstrations, to a local food market and celebration of food in the local community. The festival also includes entertainment and activities for the whole family, so bring everyone along! Visit the website for more information.

Cumbria Forestry Festival

Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate

Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate

Cumbria’s biggest and best free forestry festival will be take place on the Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate, Penrith, this weekend on Sunday 21st July. The weekend will feature, as a main attraction, the annual UK Loggers Competition, as well as local entertainment, forest entertainment, and exhibits from forestry contractors, equipment providers, biomass producers and greenwood workers. The aim of the Forestry Festival, which is organized by Cumbria Woodlands,is to raise awareness of new equipment and techniques within the forestry sector, as well as educate the general public and woodland sustainability and woodland management. The Cumbrian Forestry Festival is free to all and is sure to make a great day out.

Cockermouth Rock Festival

The Cockermouth Rock Festival, otherwise known as Cock Rock, has become an institution in Cumbria in the nine years since its inception. The three day festival is held at Wellington Farm near Cockermouth on the edge of the beautiful Lake District, with with idyllic camping and full panoramic views of the Cumbrian Fells. The festival was set up to raise money for two local charities, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue and The Pride of Cumbria, as well as to encourage and promote local bands and musicians. This year’s lineup sees The Cribs headlining the Friday night and Kids In Glass Houses headlining the Sunday night, with Saturday still to be announced. There are still day and weekend tickets available so head to the Cockermouth Rock Festival website for prices and the full lineup.

With so much to see and do in the Lake District you’ll want to get planning your summer cottage holiday today! We have a great selection of cottages in the Lake District, but they always book up quickly so take a look soon!

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