Amazing days out

We do love to see the Castle with a light dusting of snow © Rosemary Lord

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

Get out there © Joe Cornish

You can still experience the great outdoors in the winter. We’re home to an adventure playground - walk, climb, run, canoe. If you’re under 11 ¾ there’s no better place to try ’50 things.’ See our top things to do in the outdoors (external link).

Take a break

Snug and warm in our new camping pod © NT/John Kelly

Whether it’s for relaxation or adventure, the Lakes is a wonderful place to take a break. We’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from - all in stunning locations. We even have log burners...

The Lakes

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'One of my pleasantest memories of Esthwaite is sitting on Oatmeal Crag on a Sunday afternoon, with the lane and fields and oak copse like in a trough below my feet and all the tiny little fungus people singing and bobbing and dancing in the grass.

Beatrix Potter

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Woodland fairies

The fairies use this door to enter Acorn Bank © National Trust Images

If you're lucky, you might spot a fairy in our woodlands at Acorn Bank this Christmas. 

Home from home at Allan Bank

Get away from the yuletide hustle and bustle this Christmas at Allan Bank © National Trust

Get away from the yuletide hustle and bustle this Christmas at Allan Bank

Step away from the hustle and bustle and take in the atmosphere of this wonderful house. Enjoy wintry Lakes views from almost every window, sample a mince pie from the new kitchen café or have a go at making a knitted pudding...

Meet our huskies at Wray Castle

The grounds of Wray Castle are perfect for some mushing!  © Horse and Husky

The grounds of Wray Castle are perfect for some mushing!

Forget walking - we’ll be husky mushing our way around Wray Castle this winter.

Meet Father Christmas at Sizergh

Gardens at Sizergh in the snow © Lisa Hornby

Gardens at Sizergh in the snow

He's very busy this year, but he'll be setting up a grotto at Sizergh. There's gifts if you've been good!

World Heritage Site

Walkers in Wasdale, Cumbria © joe Cornish

Walkers in Wasdale, Cumbria

We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.