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What’s On - Events and Festivals in Grasmere

Here's your comprehensive guide to what's on in Grasmere! Explore the action packed calendar of events and festivals in Grasmere. Whatever the weather, there's events to enjoy with your friends and family all-year round!

Dove Cottage Tuesdays: Romantics and the ‘Orient'

Join us in the Dove Cottage houseplace this winter to listen to talks from Wordsworth Trust staff on topics connected to Wordsworth and Romanticism that particularly interest them ...

18th Dec 2018 View


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

A traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight. Led by the Church Choir and followed by refreshments.

23rd Dec 2018 View


‘This Girl Did': Dorothy Wordsworth & Women Mountaineers

On 7 October 1818, Dorothy Wordsworth climbed Scafell Pike. Her detailed description of the climb is among the earliest surviving accounts of this feat, one which by the end of the...

1st Sep 2018 to 23rd Dec 2018 View


Iain Bain: A Celebration

Iain Bain, who died in April 2018, will be best remembered as a world authority on 19th-century engraver Thomas Bewick. On what would have been Iain's 85th birthday, we are joined ...

16th Feb 2019 View


Wordsworth's Yew Trees Revisited

In the annual Jonathan Wordsworth Memorial Lecture, Professor John Strachan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University, will take a detailed look at Wordsworth's great 1803 lyric ...

20th Feb 2019 View


The Poetry Business Writing School

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear twelve contemporary poets in just ninety minutes. The Writing School is a highly structured, advanced course for more established poets...

10th Mar 2019 View


Cumbrian Challenge 2019

The Cumbrian Challenge, now in its seventh year, is Walking With The Wounded's fun and testing, fundraising event in the Lake District for teams of four. Every team that takes par...

17th May 2019 to 19th May 2019 View


Grasmere Lakeland Sports & Show

A traditional Lakeland Sports event - featuring the popular Guide (Fell) races, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling and hound trails. With track racing and children's sports for ...

25th Aug 2019 View