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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Fresh air

East side of Derwentwater looking towards the south © NTPL/ Paul Harris

We’ve plenty of it to enjoy - step into the beautiful Borrowdale, Wasdale, Great Langdale.

Burn off those Christmas calories

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Fell Foot Park © Lisa Hornby

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Fell Foot Park

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

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.