Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history
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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'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.
Burning off the calories...
If you want to start up something new, try a 5km parkrun with stunning Lake Windermere as your backdrop. It’s for all levels and abilities.
World Heritage Site
We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.