There is a fantastic range of events that take place in and around Ullswater each year that celebrate the rich diversity, local history, culture and beauty of the area. Highlights include the world famous Marmalade Festival, the popular Winter Droving, Ullswater Walking Festival or Ullswater’s very own Daff Fest. Or perhaps one of the many sporting events, such as the Ullswater Triathlon or the Epic Lakes Swim is more your cup of tea?

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28th September 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tour the edible gardens at the award-winning Askham Hall restaurant, cafe and spa hotel, with a chance to see the vegetable patches where produce is grown for the kitchens.

The Grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, including colourful terraces, a 230ft long double herbaceous border, unusual species of plants, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, woodland, meadows and ponds. Take in the views down to the River Lowther and enjoy the secluded spots of the garden. Get even closer to nature with the Askham animal trails. Along the family-friendly route there is the chance to see shorthorn cattle, rare-breed pigs, boer goats, ducks and chickens. For the eagle-eyed, the surrounding area is also a haven for red squirrels, rabbits, badgers and pheasants.

The tour begins at 2pm sharp, so please arrive in good time.

Suitability: Only partial access for disabled. Dogs not permitted in the gardens.

Tickets: £6.50 per adult – limited to 25 spaces

To book: or call 01931 712350 during office hours




28th September 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Askham Hall
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2PF United Kingdom
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