The Lake District Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in The Lake District? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in The Lake District with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in The Lake District and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for The Lake District, featuring the best of things to do in The Lake District – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. The Lake District fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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BLDSA Coniston Swims

22 July @ 11:00 am - 23 July @ 4:00 pm


British Long Distance Swimming Association – founded in 1956 – run by swimmers for swimmers.

Coniston Water is a beautiful body of water set in the stunning scenery of the fells where you can join this popular event. Test yourself to swim the 5.25 miles in the sweet tasting clear water that was so loved by Arthur Ransome and his children of ‘Swallows and Amazons’.

The course goes from Water Park at the southern end of Coniston Water and you swim until you run out of water, finishing at Monk Coniston at the northern end of the lake.

Swimmers must have a kayak escorting them for this event. You will need to arrange your own kayak and crew. However, we may be able to provide a small number of kayakers for an additional fee.

The short course swim starts near the Brown Howe car park and you swim down to finish on the beach just before the Bluebird Café. This shorter course is designed to give all swimmers the opportunity to swim in Coniston.



22 July @ 11:00 am
23 July @ 4:00 pm
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BLDSA Coniston Swims
Coniston Water
Coniston, LA12 8DW Coniston
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