Kendal Comic & Comedy

We’re starting at the Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley with a British-style tapas lunch in the Beer Hall: how do you fancy Yorkshire pudding filled with local beef braised in Brodie’s Prime and horseradish sauce or perhaps bitter-battered plaice goujons and tartare sauce?

Lakes International Comic Art Festival (photo by Neil Rothwell)

Keswick & Derwentwater

The first-ever pencil was made in Keswick – from graphite mined nearby. The pencil industry continues there today – and Derwent pencils are used across the world.

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Grizedale & Coniston

Cultural adventures by bike and boat! Search for sculptures and stories in the scenic Grizedale Forest and enjoy adventures by kayak on Coniston Water, with a memorable trip over to ‘Wild Cat Island’.

Grizedale Sculpture Trail - photo credit Tony West

Kendal Serendipity

Enjoy a day of arts and culture in a creative Lakeland town… Kendal’s often bypassed en route to the more spectacular scenery beyond. But it’s the kind of town that rewards a day’s wandering, with little planned.