|A much-desired First Prize!|
It's a great chance to enjoy the spectacle of farm animals of all kinds (including Herdwicks) being shown off at their best and to see the efforts of lots of local people displaying their horticultural, homecraft and other skills to win the hotly-contested awards. For anyone with withdrawal symptoms after the Olympics, there are contestants in hound trailing and pony jumping to cheer; and of course a chance to shop, eat and drink too.
|Not quite 'London 2012' but an equally great setting|
|Beatrix in her later years at the Keswick Show|
|Our ranger Richard demonstrating his greenwood working skills|
post | Linda
photos | Hawkshead Show & National Trust