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 2013 events
Ullswater Fair - Sunday 30th June 2013. Patterdale - King George V Playing Fields. Fell races, dog competitions and much more at this excellent annual event.
Lord Birkett Trophy Cup - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2013. 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 2013 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.
Patterdale Dog Day. Saturday 24th August 2013. 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 2013 events
Helvellyn Triathlon. Sunday 1st September 2013. 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 2013 events
Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay. Sunday 6th October 2013. Annual mountain relay race from Sykeside Campsite in Brotherswater to Patterdale.