Winter is almost behind us and springtime is just around the corner. Isn’t it lovely waking up to light mornings and driving home from work when the sun is still shining?

We’ve noticed a splendid schedule of events planned for Ambleside throughout March, so if you’re thinking of taking a break to the Lake District this spring, take a look at what’s on in the area next month before booking your dates.

Stevie Williams Unplugged
3 March, Zeffirellis
Stevie Williams is a talented UK bassist, singer and songwriter. As well as his solo work, he also fronts The Most Wanted Band. A life-long devotee of the ageless blues, alt country and americana sounds, he has travelled the globe discovering new influences and honing his craft into his classic songwriting style.

Matt Cowe plays Chet Atkins
10 March, Zeffirellis
Cumbria-based UK musician Matt Cowe presents a new show featuring the music of 50s American country guitar legend Chet Atkins. The show also features special guest Becki Fishwick singing some classic country and swing tunes from the 50s. Chet pioneered a style of guitar playing where the guitar plays the bass, rhythm and melody all at the same time, and to this day is still considered a very difficult style to master.

Ambleside Spring Flower Show
18 and 19 March, Kelsick Centre, St Mary's Lane
There’s plenty to look forward to with this event, with cookery, handicrafts, children’s classes, floral art, refreshments, raffle, all and kinds of spring flowers in bloom.

Orchid Weekend at Hayes Garden World
18 and 19 March, Hayes Garden World
Chris Channon, Orchid Expert and RHS Gold Medallist, gives advice and demonstrations on all aspects of orchid care. Orchid owners are invited to Hayes Garden World to receive free advice and MOTs for their plants. Talk attendees will receive money saving vouchers to be used on the day to purchase a wide variety of both common & unusual orchids.

Brathay Breeze
26 March, Brathay Hall
New routes of differing lengths and challenges for a wider range of experience and fitness. Starting and finishing at Brathay Hall, there will be a Brathay Breeze 15 miles, Brathay Belter 44 miles, and Brathay Brutal 58 miles. Whether you are looking for a challenge or a more leisurely bike ride with the family, there’s something for everyone. There's plenty to hurry back for too - with refreshments, food and a beer tent on the beautiful Brathay Estate.

The Loblowitz Quartet
30 March, Ambleside Parish Centre
The Loblowitz Quartet Haydn String Quartet No 1 in G, Op. 74 Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Schumann String Quartet No 3 in A, Op. 41

Howard Haigh and the Men of the Hour
31 March, Zeffirellis
Howard Haigh & the Men of the Hour, featuring Rick Middleton on Bass, guitar & vocals, & Sam King Middleton on percussion & vocals. They’ll present their own unique seasonal programme of delights.

Planning a spring getaway to the lovely Lake District this year? Get in touch with us today.

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