18th May 2019, Borrowdale Valley, Cumbria


A day of singing in the great outdoors, in the amazing Borrowdale valley, all within walking distance of Rosthwaite. Bring a song with a river or moon theme, or a poem, story, tune, joke or anything else you fancy! Or just come and listen. With Dave Camlin and friends, plus singers from Sing In and Sing Owt community choirs with a host of harmonious songs.

  • 2pm - Down to the River to Sing! (River Derwent near Rosthwaite)

  • 7pm - Moon Songs (Castle Crag)

Click here for a map to help you find us! The best parking is at Rosthwaite, either in the Borrowdale Institute car park (£3 all day) or the NT car park (£7 all day, or free for NT members). These are both small car parks and fill up quickly, so PLEASE CAR SHARE, and arrive with enough time to wait for a place. If these are full, or you don’t want to wait, the next nearest parking is at the Bowderstone car park NY253168. Allow 40 mins to walk back to Rosthwaite from here.

Our friends from University of York are recording the day’s events using VR technology for use in the 'Sing From Your Seat' project, taking outdoor singing into care homes by the power of virtual reality!

This isn’t an ‘organised’ event, it’s simply telling you where a bunch of friendly people are going to be singing on this day. Although we will have experienced mountain leaders in our party, you need to be responsible for your looking after yourself, so dress appropriately, wear walking boots and sunscreen, bring waterproofs and at least two litres of drinking water, as well as any food you might need. Please also make sure you bring your own seat (for the ‘sing from your seat’ recording!)



Down to the River…

…to Sing!

River Derwent, near Rosthwaite

River Derwent NY252153

A relaxed afternoon of singing and chilling by the River Derwent near Rosthwaite. More info on Facebook.

We’ll probably sing some of the following songs. You can download scores and MP3 recordings to help you learn the songs by clicking on the appropriate song title.

We might also have a sing through some of these:


Moon Songs

Castle Crag, Borrowdale

Castle Crag NY249159

A one-off moonlit sing on Castle Crag, a low peak in Borrowdale in Cumbria. More info on Facebook.

We'll gather on the summit of Castle Crag NY249159. If you're not sure of the way, there will be a group setting off from Rosthwaite car park NY257148 under the guidance of experienced Mountain Leaders at 18:00. Moonrise is at 20:42 and sunset is at 21:16

We’ll be singing a selection of Moon Songs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, arranged for choirs. You can download scores and MP3 recordings to help you learn the songs by clicking on the appropriate song title. We’ll almost certainly sing these songs:

And we may sing some of these too, if enough of us know them: