Things to see & do


A photographer's dream © Keira Sirr-Hovendon

A photographer's dream

Whether you want exhilarating high fell experiences or simple tranquility, we have everything to offer.

Mountains and countryside

Take a deep breath and soak in the views © Paul Delaney

Take a deep breath and soak in the views

Iconic peaks and gentle trails, wonderful woodland and calm rivers, perfect for adrenaline seekers or just relaxing

Our lakes and rivers

Who would believe it is drinking water? © Paul Delaney

Who would believe it is drinking water?

With our four lakes and top-class fishing rivers, we can offer a true Lake District experience.

Our events

We have an ever-changing events programme with something for all to enjoy.

Whitehaven Coast Project

'There are hidden gems of nature and history all along our colourful coast. Come and discover them with me- you'll find me busy working somewhere on the coastline.' Chris Gomersall, Whitehaven Community Warden

Don't miss...

  • Ennerdale: the wild valley
  • Buttermere: in the valley alongside historical Buttermere village
  • Lakes with a scenic drive: Crummock Water and Loweswater
  • Fells to climb and, if you're feeling fit, peaks and ridges to explore