With September comes the first day of autumn on Thursday the 22nd this month and, with autumn, comes the glorious displays of autumnal colour in the Lake District. September is a beautiful time to visit the Lake District and a much quieter month with the bulk of tourists having visited in the summer months. There is really less in the way of events, but if you fancy some nice cool, rainy fell walks and a quiet stop in a cosy pub, September is a great time to visit.

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Crafty Workshops

Herdwick Sheep Needle Felt at Quirky Workshops

Quirky Workshops has a great line-up of events in the month of September with some events already sold out. Workshops include willow sculptures, Herdwick sheep needle felt, and two stained glass courses. Most of their courses are full-day and include a 2-course lunch.

Cowshed Creative is another place in the Lake District to get your crafting on. In September, they will have plenty of crafty workshops, including expressive portraits on oil paint, mosaic in a day, silver jewellery courses, silverwork Herdwick heat pad, and an enamel jewellery workshop. Like Quirky Workshops, the courses tend to last all day and include lunch.

Classic Cars in the Park at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Hutton-in-the-Forest Classic Cards Day

Hutton-in-the-Forest is hosting their annual Classic Cars in the Park day on Sunday the 11th of September from 10am-4pm. Keep an eye out on their website for further information, but expect lots of classic cars in the beautiful setting of Hutton-in-the-Forest.

Heritage Garden Tours at Brockhole

Heritage Garden Tours at Brockhole

The Brockhole visitor centre is hosting Heritage Garden Tours on two Wednesdays in September – the 7th and the 28th. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and goes through the stunning gardens. You’ll definitely want to book this one in advance as it has proved popular this year and make sure you wear weather appropriate clothing as they meet rain or shine.

Enjoy a Refreshing Stroll Through the Fells

Ennerdale Water

There may not be a huge amount of events happening in September, however, there is no shortage of fells walks you can take. From family friendly walks to walks that are a bit more challenging, there are plenty of options no matter your fitness level. Make sure to bring along a map and a compass, take plenty of water and food supplies, and dress appropriately for the weather. Please also remember that the days are getting shorter, so be sure to leave nice and early so that you aren’t stuck in the dark! And, if you really just aren’t all that confident in your navigating abilities, there are loads of guided fells walks with experienced guides to show you the way and make the most of your time on the fells!

Take Refuge in a Lake District Pub

Wainwright’s Inn in Ambleside

As the weather is getting cooler in September and we are seeing more rain, why not visit one of the many classic and cosy Lake District pubs after your big walk? We’ve categorised them for you so if you’re looking for something dog friendly, one with a pool table, a pub quiz, or a particularly good Sunday roast, we’ve got you covered.

Visit Famous Landmarks

Windermere Jetty Museum boat ride

There are tons of great attractions in the Lake District to keep you and your family happily amused. Museums, wildlife centres, castles, churches, historic homes and gardens, theatres, forests, boat & train rides, shops and plenty more.