Head to glorious Grasmere and Grizedale this Bank Holiday

A very late August Bank Holiday is in store for England this year but well worth waiting for if you’re visiting or thinking of spending it in the Lake District.

Bank Holiday Sunday and it’s one of the oldest Lakeland shows in the calendar, Grasmere Sports. Now in its 165th year the show combines sheep, cattle and dogs (sheepdogs/hounds and terriers) as well as traditional Lakeland sports such as Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, fell running and cycling. Alongside all these spectacles will be entertainment, great local business trade stands including food and drink to purchase and to eat on the day and of course, the backdrop of stunning Grasmere to enjoy it all from. Book tickets in advance through the website and a family of four can enjoy a full day out for just £22, http://grasmeresports.com/.

Keeping with glorious destinations and onto Grizedale. What this Forestry Commission site doesn’t offer isn’t worth bothering with. Friends, couples, families young and old can’t fail to have a blast at Grizedale with summer holiday family fun days, Go Ape, cycle trails, purely just walking around it is amazing on waymarked paths finding nature tip bits and sculptures. And there’s still chance to see the Atkins CIWEM environmental photographer of the year exhibition. Visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale for more information.

grizedale lake district forest

And onto accommodation if you’ve not booked any yet. The Cuckoo Brow Inn is friendly to everyone and great location for exploring and attending Grasmere Sports and Grizedale being 11 and 5 miles respectively with the ability to be able to cycle to and from these events too. Bank holiday B&B rates from £89 based on 2 sharing or from £117 for a family room. Visit https://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk/ for more details.