Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history
Through the doors
... of Lake District history. Though famed for breathtaking scenery, it’s easy to overlook the remarkable objects hidden indoors that reveal the intriguing history of this fascinating place.
Amazing days out
Whether it's a challenging hike on the fells, a fascinating historic story, a delicious treat in one of our cafés or a pint in our pub, the Lakes has a huge variety of exciting things to do all year round.
Experience the great outdoors
Take a break
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A wild summer
William Wordsworth’s wild childhood is the inspiration for a season of #wildtime in the Lake District. William spent his days swimming in the Derwent, reading on its banks, chasing butterflies, hunting for birds’ nests and roaming nearby lanes and fields. His love of nature fed his imagination and grew up to be one of the world’s favourite poets.
King Pocky's Derwentwater Regatta
The Derwentwater Regatta returns for a third year of madness and mayhem. Try your hand at kayaking, paddle-boarding, rowing or even Viking Long Boat sailing!
Gondola girl anchored on Coniston
Steam Yacht Gondola’s onshore team have welcomed a new member of staff – with a very special story to tell.
Claife Viewing Station
We've opened a new cafe in the courtyard at Claife Viewing Station. Open all year round, tuck into fresh baking, drinks and Ferryman's lunches. Perfect for popping in to relax after you've explored the south lakes.
Raising the range at Townend
The sweet smells of baking will at last rise through the historic range in Townend’s kitchen, thanks to generous donations to the Lakes Appeal.