At the end of July and into August it is a busy time for the town of Ambleside.
Not only will the school summer holidays be in full swing but July 31stsees the historic Ambleside Sports taking place on Rydal Park. This always highly anticipated, competed and attended extravaganza of traditional Lakeland sports is a must for any fell running fan as well as cyclists, Cumbria wrestling fans and hound owners. More can be read about this event on the following blog http://www.sports2travel.com/ambleside-sports-month-away/
In fact the unassuming location of Rydal Park is where it’s all happening. On Thursday 14 August the 111th Vale of Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show will be taking place there as it has done since 13th June 1901. As with Ambleside Sports, this event is steeped in history and is one of the leading sheepdog trials and hound shows in the North West with talented dogs and owners coming from all over the UK. But the show isn’t just about the sheepdog trials and the hounds, there is plenty more going on including gun dog demonstrations, shepherds crooks and sticks, trade stands selling Cumbrian and country gifts and products and food and beverage stalls.
Being in August means the show is an excellent day out for the whole family and at just £5 for adults, £2 for children and with free car parking, it is an bargain too. Rydal Park is only 1 mile from Ambleside so if staying in the town, it is just a short walk to the site. It is a full day of entertainment and interest with plenty going on. Further details can be found at http://www.rydalshow.co.uk/
Looking to stay over in Ambleside when attending the show? It would be wise to book as soon as possible with this area being very busy at this time of the year with the school summer holidays and many people visiting and competing from away in the show. Rothay Garth in Ambleside have rooms available that week, more details can be found http://www.rothay-garth.co.uk/.