September for end of the summer holidays, the start of the new school year and the chance to grab pre-autumn break in the Lake District that is still full of activity.
It is a chance for those without children or with grown up ones to have a short break or holiday benefitting from it being a little quieter than during the school summer holidays. The days are still long and the clocks haven’t gone back yet.
And September in the Lake District and especially around Keswick is most definitely not event free. Whether you’re into walking, hiking or cycling there’s still lots of planned and guided events to join in on as well as taking yourselves of for the day up one of the many Keswick fells on the doorstep to where most stay.
Moving onto two wheeled transport and the GoSkyRide tam have two guided bike rides planned in September. Firstly the Threlkeld – Fell Care Day Ride on Tuesday 22 of September organised by Friends of the Lake District and aimed at cyclists learning how to look after the National Park and enjoying it at the same time. It’s a 7 mile route starting from Threlkeld Village Hall and time around 2 hours.
The second, Sunday 27 September, a 12 mile Wildlife and Wilderness route starting from the Theatre By The Lake. Made up of quiet roads and cycle paths, the ride goes through Portinscale to Braithwaite and the onto a traffic free path to Force Crag Mine. Both guided bike rides are free to attend but booking is essential in advance via http://www.goskyride.com/cumbria.
Ellergill B&B in Keswick on Stanger Street just 2 minutes from the centre is a handy place to stay, has parking and is both walker and cyclist friendly. Prices from £65 per room including breakfast.
Where to eat
Plenty on offer in Keswick including great stone baked pizza’s at The Square Orange or for hearty pub food head to the Dog and Gun especially the legendary goulash.