Things go off with a bang in the Lake District, Cumbria in November. Those crisp winter days and dark nights are a perfect time to explore this amazing part of the world. You’ll find live music, theatre, exhibitions and much more.

You may be looking to the sky in November for fireworks but in the Lake District, Cumbria there is far more to see than just bangers and rockets. We have some of the darkest skies in the country which means the view is out of this world.

Dark Sky Cumbria

Whether you are a seasoned stargazer or a complete novice, November is the perfect time to visit. The Cumbria Dark Skies Festival takes place from the 5th to 14th of the month and there are loads of really exciting ways to see the stars. You can take a guided walk in the forest, a night canoe, or even a swim. You can watch from the grounds of a beautiful country estate or make an evening of it and combine stargazing with a slap-up meal.

Find full details on the festival here.

Cumbria has a wealth of venues that play host to national and international travelling shows. In November there is a huge variety to enjoy. Head to Millom for top stand-up comedy from Omid Djalili and his The Good Times Tour; or catch a live show from Scottish Punk band The Skids in Kendal.

What's on in November - The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

If you are wanting to learn a new skill, this is the perfect time to do it. Book a course to produce exquisite foiled glass Christmas decorations, or learn to make your own jewellery using the age old technique of casting in pewter.

If you are feeling active this autumn, why not switch up your run to a 10k challenge in England’s only mountain forest at Whinlatter near Keswick. Enjoy spectacular views of Derwentwater and the Skiddaw mountain range whilst you run.

What's on in November - The Lake District, Cumbria

You will always find plenty of things to do in the Lake District, Cumbria. Make sure you keep an eye on our events pages for the most up to date information.




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