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When is the Kendal Torchlight Carnival 2019?

The time is nearly upon us! As local schools, businesses and groups put the finishing touches to their floats and costumes, the market town of Kendal is in the final stages of preparation for the 2019 Torchlight Carnival.

The procession always takes place on a late Friday in September, usually after the Westmorland County Show. This year the carnival takes place on Friday September 28th, 2019.


Which Movies Were Filmed in the Lakes?


Arguably the most famous and obvious recent example of the Lake District featuring on the silver screen would be 2018’s Peter Rabbit, starring James Corden as Beatrix Potter’s lovable and mischievous bunny. Windermere and Ambleside are on full show throughout, with a number of nods to Potter’s life also featuring within scenes.

Summer Holidays for Lakes Locals

If you’re lucky enough to live in or near to the Lake District, you’ll already be aware that it’s a real playground for families that love to explore, stay active and experience natural wonder. But just like everyone else, even Lake District locals have six weeks to fill over July and August while the kids are on their annual school summer holidays.