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Ullswater hosts a great range of annual events, festivals and shows throughout the year. Please take a look at the selection below. The page is updated regularly so please make sure you visit us again when planning your next trip to the area! If you would like us to showcase your event please contact us.
June 2014 events
Ullswater Fair - Sunday 29th June 2014. Patterdale - King George V Playing Fields. Fell races, dog competitions and much more at this excellent annual event.
July 2014 events
Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk - Saturday 5th July 2014. Patterdale. Annual fund raiser for the local school and church. This year sees the introduction of a new 7 miles walk to go with the usual 14 mile and 30 mile walks. Full details on the Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk page.
Lord Birkett Trophy Cup - Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014. Annual event in memory of Lord Birkett, the saviour of Ullswater. Prestigious sailing event with over 200 participants organised by the Ullswater Yacht Club.
August 2014 events
Ullswater Swimming Championship - Date TBC.  Senior Championship  Swim the full length of Ullswater, a distance of 7 miles. There will be 15 swimmers this year. Start will be around 0945-1000 hours by the Ferry Landing at Glenridding. The finish being a large yellow buoy in line from the end of the Jetty and the shore on the east side. Details at www.bldsa.org.uk.
Cumbria Classic Car Show - Date TBC. Dalemain, near Penrith. www.wigtonmc.co.uk
Patterdale Dog Day. Saturday 23th August 2014. Patterdale. Annual event with an open sheep dog trials competition, Cumberland Wrestling, Dog competitions and much more. Full details on the Patterdale Dog Day website.
September 2014 events
Helvellyn Triathlon. Sunday 7th September 2014. Gruelling cycle ride including “The Struggle”, swim in Ullswater, and then run up Helvellyn. What better way to spend a Sunday! If you can’t take part please come along and support those mad enough to do so! Great viewing in Glenridding and Patterdale.
Ullswater Outdoor Festival - Dates TBC. Woodland trails, family steamer rides, romantic walks, lakeside activities from mountain biking to sailing and kayaking, waterfall walks, energetic hikes and remote peak ascents.  Full details on the Ullswater Outdoor Festival website.
October 2014 events
Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay. Sunday 5th October 2014. Annual mountain relay race from Sykeside Campsite in Brotherswater to Patterdale.
Feb/March 2014 events
Marmalade Festival - Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2rd March 2014 Dalemain House Ullswater - full details at http://www.marmaladeawards.com/
Sailing on Ullswater
The Ullswater Yacht Club has a range of events and races throughout the year. New members welcome. See the
Sailing on Ullswater
The Ullswater Steamers run events throughout the year For a full list please see the
Farming Ladscapes
Farming Landscapes run visits throughout the year at farms across the Lake District.  Fun and informative. See their  Farming Landscapes 2014 Calendar
May 2014 events
Free Sailing Taster Session - Saturday 17th May at the Ullswater Yacht Club. 11:00-15:00.
November 2014 events
The Inn on the Lake Ullswater

A variety of events throughout the year at this award winning hotel on the shores of Ullswater from Wedding Fayres to Halloween Parties.

See the Inn on the Lake Events Calendar

Summit of Helvellyn

Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk 1st Saturday of July

30 miles - 10,000 ft Ascent


Glencoyne - Kirkstone Top - Patterdale

Love Walking near Ullswater and fancy a challenge?
Why not take part in the annual Patterdale Parish Boundary Walk.
It’s all for charity and a great day out!
Crookabeck Farm Experiences
Come and live the life down on our farm in Patterdale. Full and ½ days - ideal for families and groups up to 12. Feed the animals, help care for them, and try your hand as a Shepherd. Open all year. Pre-booking Essential. More Info..