Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Girl licking a frog at the National Trust's Wordsworth House

Take the kids on an outdoor adventure in the Lake District 

You can’t beat the fun you have in the great outdoors and creating family memories to last a lifetime. In the Lake District, we're coming to you with our top things to try this summer.

Tulips at Sizergh Castle

Gardens to visit in the Lake District 

The Lakes may be better known for dramatic landscapes than intimate country gardens, but there are some real gems waiting to be explored.

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned for the spring and summer.

 Summer House holiday cottage near Wray Castle, Cumbria

Holiday cottages in the Lakes - latest news 

Find out about our latest news, offers and general availability this spring and summer.

Cotswold Outdoor walking tips

Walking in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks this season.

Runner Steve Birkinshaw with rangers on Cat Bells

Appeal for help to repair flood damage to Cat Bells

Keswick Mountain Festival and National Trust have teamed up to raise money to repair flood damage to Cat Bells. Record-breaking fell runner Steve Birkinshaw came along to help out.

Where will you explore today?

Ullswater Lake Cumbria

Aira Force and Ullswater

Aira Force, a tumbling waterfall drops an impressive 65ft and can be reached by an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. The perfect place for a family walk and picnic.

The Vegetable Garden in summer at Hill Top, Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life