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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You'll see the waterfall in full flow after a spate of rain, so it makes for a great family day out, whatever the weather.
Derwent Water Regatta
Join us at the Derwent Water Regatta for a weekend of stone-skimming, boating and - bathtub racing (we're not joking!).
New kitchen café at Allan Bank
This isn't a regular tea room but a warm and homely kitchen at Allan Bank. Sit at the big refectory table and help yourself to sandwiches, soup, cakes, snacks and drinks.
An enchanting outdoor art installation is brightening the woods at Sizergh.
Gathering dust, collecting shadows
We've a very unusual exhibition at Acorn Bank this summer. It evokes the past history of the house and the forgotten lives of the people who have occupied it over the centuries.
World Heritage Site
We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.