Whenever you are planning to stay in the Lakes, choose from a wide range of Lake District experiences to enhance your trip.
Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and rich cultural heritage make England’s most popular National Park, the Lake District one of the finest holiday destinations in Europe.
The landscape in the Lake District today is due to prehistoric occurrences such as tectonic and climatic changes that changed the face of the earth.
Popular Lake District experiences include:
The Lake District has a wide choice of walks for all levels of fitness. You could start out by following volunteers on a guided walk in Lake District National Park. There's no need to worry about navigating through the rocks and trails. You can even learn from the locals around the area. Choose either short and scenic picnic escapades, or full day walks through spectacular district landscapes.
If you enjoy road or off-road cycling, the Lake District will not disappoint you. You are very likely to be overwhelmed by the unlimited variety that is on offer from country lanes to cycle ways and bridleways - all with breath-taking views. Mountain bikers, both beginners and experts, will be delighted with Whinlatter Forest and Grizedale Forest. Both areas are criss-crossed with easy and challenging routes.
The lakes and tarns in Lake District provide a boatload of opportunities for sailing, rowing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, or simply splashing about on the shore.
If people have travelled to the region without a boat of their own, it is possible to rent boats at most of the major lakes and take part in water sports, although due to speed limits that have been imposed across the region, there are few places where water skiing is an option.
The Armitt Museum, Ambleside
If it´s not happening at the Armitt Mueum it´s not worth seeing. This is a unique attraction combining a comprehensive library with a museum, and offers visitors art and entertainment in a fun environment. The range of collections and exhibitions include books, manuscripts, drawings and paintings, many of which depict famous Lake District characters.
The Honister Slate Mines
The Honister Slate Mines provide a great day out for all the family. They are the only operational slate mines in the Lake District today. A trip to the mines includes a fully guided underground tour into the mine itself. The tours take place several times a day. Knowledgeable guides detail the history and features of the mine and answer any questions.
It is also worth booking a local guide who can take you on Lake District experience tours to make the most of your break in the Lakes. Experiences can include everything from cookery courses, wine tasting, pub tours, sailing and gourmet experiences to cultural and historical experiences in the Lakes.
You can hire a choice of rowing boats, sailing boats, or self-drive motor boats.
When you are looking for a place to stay in the Lake District, there is plenty of choice available. From luxurious spa hotels in Windermere to romantic cottages in Bowness there is something for everyone.