Ambleside Rushbearing 2018

Saturday 7th July 2018 - This event has finished

Ambleside Rushbearing

Time: 2:15pm
Venue: Meet outside Ambleside Primary School
Address: Vicarage Road
Town: Ambleside
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA22 9DH
Google Map: View here

Ambleside Rushbearing is a  wonderful traditional event dating back to 1700's when rushes covering church floors were thrown out and replaced. These days it is a most colourful event with (mostly) children and adults carrying a Rushbearing made from field rushes and decorated with flowers to process through the historic route around the village, stopping in the Market Place to sing the Rushbearing hymn.

Arriving at church the bearings are carried in to be displayed over the weekend and a short service follows. As the children leave church they are given a piece of gingerbread, collect a snack bag and proceed to Kelsick field to take part in the Rushbearing Sports, the highlight being the fell race up to Todd Cragg on Loughrigg and back. Everyone is most welcome to join in this wonderful traditional event as long as they carry a Rushbearing made with rushes and flowers.

Ambleside Rushbearing 2018 - Your Guide 2 Events in Ambleside & the Lake District

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