GIRLS and young women from Hawkshead, Ambleside, Dalton, Broughton, Grange and Arnside were among 4,000 Guides and Rangers who enjoyed the UK's biggest girl-only music festival.

Wellies and Wristbands, was organised by Girlguiding, and took place at Lancashire's Waddow Hall, where festival-goers took part in activities such as archery, abseiling and backwoods cooking, and watched acts such as Bronnie and The Hara playing their hits on stage.

The festival has been designed to give girls aged 10 to 18 the chance to experience the fun and friendship that festivals can offer, in a girl-only environment, with dedicated Girlguiding volunteers.

For many girls, Wellies and Wristbands marks the first time they attend a festival, and offers the perfect chance to get the Festival-goer badge, which Girlguiding released in July 2018.

Caoimhe France, 14, from Broughton-in-Furness Guides, said: "I really enjoyed watching the bands setting up and doing their sound checks; it was really interesting.

"My favourite bands were The Verse, Bronnie, Adam Jay and The Covasettes. It was great to be able to meet them all and ask them about their music.

"I enjoyed competing in Wellies Got Talent. The rafting was a lot of fun and the waterslide was great, especially in the hot weather."

Almost 300 volunteers worked to make the festival a success, from booking bands to running activities.

The event ran at two sites, Waddow Hall at Clitheroe, and Foxlease in Lyndhurst, Hampshire.