The Traditions Of Cumbria

Cumbria's traditions are both the same as in other parts of England and also unique to the county. Many reflect the agricultural background or hill country heritage. Sheepdog trials, dry-stone walling contests, hound trailing, and fell racing are examples. Others such as rush bearing incorporate a religious aspect. Country fairs and food play an important seasonal role.

Cumberland Boar Pie Farmer's Markets
Fell Racing Gingerbread Shop
Gurning Kendal Mint Cake
Language and Dialect of Cumbria Pasche Egg Play
Rushbearing Ceremony The Food of Cumbria
The Toffee Shop

Coniston Country Fair offers the visitor an insight into traditional Lakeland. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the local pastimes and traditions. Coniston Country Fair. www.conistoncountryfair.co.uk

The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society has been bringing together vintage and steam vehicles from across the world for one massive summer event just outside Grange over Sands. Cumbria Steam Gathering. www.steamgathering.org.uk