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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. 

Lodge Holidays in the Lakes: What to Look For

With so many types of accommodation to choose from in the vast acres of the Lake District, your choice of place to stay can be as important as your itinerary. If you’re thinking about a holiday lodge for your break in the Lakes, you’ll want to know that it’s right for you… your perfect base for a week of exploring our beautiful National Park.