- Head to Lake District for the Ambleside Outdoor Festival

August 04, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports guests staying in Lake District accommodation this September will be able to check out the first ever Ambleside Outdoor Festival.

Located in the heart of the region with easy access to stunning views of the beautiful landscape, Ambleside is the perfect location for a celebration of all things outdoors.

The inaugural festival will celebrate the culture and natural beauty of the Lake District, highlighting the abundance of year-round activities available there.

A range of events will take place over the four-day festival, with some highlights including climbing walls, kayak instruction, open water swims and abseiling.

For more experienced visitors, several competitions will be held such as the uphill road bike time trial, fell race and hill climb. There are also cycle races for both novice and veteran riders.

If visitors find themselves tired out by all the activities, they can relax with the wide range of low-octane events being held throughout the festival.

Adventure lectures and photographic exhibitions are just two of the options people will have to explore.

The festival runs from September 16th to 19th and although it is free to attend, many of the events will require entry fees and visitors may want to book in advance. offers a range of Lake District accommodation, including the Sharrow Bay Hotel Lake District.

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