Through the doors

Picnicking with Georgian pewterware from Sizergh  © Steven Barber

... 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

The climb up Fleetwith Pike rewards you with a great view of Buttermere.  © Shelia Ivison

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

Experience the great outdoors this summer. We’re home to an adventure playground - walk, climb, cycle, run, canoe. If you’re under 11 ¾ there’s no better place to try ’50 things.’

Take a break

Mike Henton © NTPL Mike Henton

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

The Lakes

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World Heritage Plan

Walkers enjoy the views in the unspoiled Wasdale valley

We care for this iconic landscape and we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016. 25 of the area's organisations have formally endorsed this bid. A copy of the plan, nomination document and ideas to get involved can be found on the World Heritage website (external link).

Tweet us, Facebook us, say hello

Learn about our news, events and special offers on Facebook and Twitter

We're on Facebook and Twitter - we'd love to know about your Lake District adventures. 

Take the boat

Leave the car at home and sail to Wray Castle © Steven Barber

It's the best way to arrive at some of our places! Sail across Windermere to arrive in style at Wray Castle, or jump on our newest boat link to Aira Force

Join a skyride

A great stop-off point when you are out on your bike © Osprey Communications

A great stop-off point when you are out on your bike

 We've joined up with Skyride at lots of our places to bring you the best, organised bike rides for all the family. 

An SOS to Save our Sidney

Sid the Sea Serpent adds extra sparkle to Gondola © David Hamer

Sid the Sea Serpent adds extra sparkle to Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola's team are sending out an SOS to Save our Sidney - he's the figurehead which gives Gondola her distinctive look. 

Claife Viewing Station

Memories of a bygone age of tourism in this fascinating ruin © National Trust/Dayve Ward

Memories of a bygone age of tourism in this fascinating ruin

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. 

We're having a rotten time at Townend

We recently discovered wet rot in the beams at Townend © National Trust

We recently discovered wet rot in the beams at Townend

Imagine what it feels like to press against a 400 year old solid oak beam and feel it crumble beneath your fingers. We're dealing with wet rot at Townend