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A mini-guide to countryside events in Lancashire and the Lake District

PUBLISHED: 00:00 11 January 2017

David Norman of Kirkhouse Farm, Cockermouth with his Champion Charollais

David Norman of Kirkhouse Farm, Cockermouth with his Champion Charollais

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There are plenty of events for countryside lovers to visit this year

June 8-11

Keswick Mountain Festival

World class speaker and a host of outdoor activities including live music. keswickmountainfestival.co.uk

June 17

Cumberland Show

An annual celebration of farming and rural life which has been held for more than 175 years. Staged at Brisco, near Carlisle. cumberlandshow.co.uk

June 17

Todmorden Agricultural Show

For the first time in its long history, the show has a new venue this year - the Ram Inn, Burnley Road, Cliviger. todshow.org.uk

June 24-25

Fylde vintage and farm show, Kirkham

The eighth annual event with vintage farm machinery, steam vehicles, family entertainment and animal displays. fyldevintageandfarmshow.co.uk

July 15-16

Great Eccleston Show

An annual two day celebration of rural life with crafts, food, arts and the ever-popular animal classes. www.greatecclestonshow.co.uk

July 22

Penrith Agricultural Show

A range of animal classes are the highlight of this annual show at Brougham Hall Farm. www.penrithshow.co.uk

August 5

Garstang Show

An historic event celebrating animals, food and crafts, which also now features lively entertainment and family attractions. www.garstangshow.org

August 8

Lunesdale Agricultural Show

A traditional country show with animal classes and crafts at Underley Park, Raygarth. www.lunesdaleshow.org.uk

August 26

Chipping Agricultural Show

A popular annual event featuring animal and food classes, family fun, fell races and a dog show. www.chippingshow.co.uk

September 9-10

Lancashire Game and Country Festival

Scorton’s annual celebration of country pursuits, field sports and food. lancashiregamefestival.co.uk

September 14

Westmorland County Show

One of the finest shows in the north attracting thousands to the showground at Crooklands, near Kendal. westmorlandshow.co.uk

October 28-29

Kendal Wool Gathering

Based at Kendal Leisure Centre, this is a celebration of the area’s close association with the woollen industry. www.kendalwoolgathering.co.uk

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