It’s not unusual to love Cartmel Races this June

After a fantastic start to the 2017 racing season at Cartmel with three days of racing over Whit Bank Holiday weekend and into half term.

And June is set not to disappoint either but this time a day of racing and evening of entertainment. June 30th is the date, the next fixture at Cartmel with the first race at 2.20pm and the last race 5.20pm. Following the racing is a very special concert being held at the racecourse, Sir Tim Jones singing and performing live. And an even bigger treat, Into The Ark who Sir Tim Joes mentored on The Voice 2016 will be playing a set too. Tickets are still available and can be purchased through the Cartmel Racecourse site here,

The whole village and surrounding areas will be buzzing that day and into the weekend with this double bill. Jools Holland was the special guest act last year and it was a huge success, this concert is set to be even bigger.

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Cartmel, for fabulous food and drink whether you’re on the racecourse site for the events and racing or in the village itself. Visitors will most definitely not go hungry and be treated to some excellent local produce from any one of the caterers, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Places to stay can be found in Cartmel village as well as the surrounding villages and just 2 miles away is the Edwardian town of Grange over Sands. Easy to access from the M6 Grange and Cartmel also have train stations with Grange being just an hour and a half from Manchester by rail. Choose Grange for even more places to eat and drink and better value accommodation. Bay Villa on Main Street offers luxury, views and a great breakfasts along with stunning bathrooms to sooth any aching limbs from walking/dancing during the day/night or cheering on the horses. Visit to check availability.

Golfing in the Lake District far from “under par”!

Golf isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when the Lake District is mentioned, the lakes and fells are most definitely what people think of.
Cumbria and the Lake District does however have more than its fair share of golf courses and typical of the environment and landscape in general, the golf courses are in truly stunning locations. Dotted around this county and national park are courses to suit everyone from rolling parkland courses such as Carus Green in Kendal and Windermere Golf Club, links courses like Seascale and Silloth where open qualifiers are held to fell courses such as Kendal. Each course is challenging but above all, hugely scenic, bursting with views and all of an extremely high standard.

Carus Green in Kendal has seen extensive development over the last 5 years both on and off course. Improved greens and fairways along with an award winning new club house with function suites, 16 bay range and fully stocked pro shop, restaurant and bar has put this Kendal par 71 parkland course beside the River Kent firmly on the “to play” list for golfers throughout the UK.

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From a central base, golfers can experience the wide variety of courses on offer in the region. Windermere is ideal being easy to access from the motorway and having the Windermere course as well as being only 8 miles from the Kendal courses, Carus Green and Kendal.

After a full round of golf, have the knowledge you’ll be going back to the luxurious surroundings of Applegarth Villa. Jump into the hot tub and refresh before heading for a pre dinner drink in the bar and delicious evening meal.

To book the Applegarth Villa Hotel in Windermere, visit