Amazing days out

Enjoying a day dressing up at Wray Castle © NTPL/Paul Harris

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

Negotiating a rocky path in Wasdale, Cumbria © NTPL/Paul Harris

Looking forward to getting outdoors this spring? We’re home to an adventure playground - walk, climb, run, canoe, swim. If you’re under 11 ¾ there’s no better place to try ’50 things.’

Take a break

Hansel and Gretal holiday cottage in the woods © NTPL/Mike Henton

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.

The Lakes

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I have been fortunate, having possessed many lovely things, but it is as the owner of a million daffodils that I should most like to be remembered by all my friends.

Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

Grasmere Gallop

Run for the hills in the Grasmere Gallop © National Trust Cactus

Fancy a challenge in the stunning setting of Grasmere? Our annual scenic trail run, the Grasmere Gallop is back.

Keswick Festival

Discover some National Trust crags with Keswick Mountain Festival © Stewart Holmes

Love an outdoor adventure, camping and live music? Then this is the festival for you - we’re the official charity at Keswick Mountain Festival (external link).

World Heritage Site

Walkers on the Scafell path at Wasdale, Cumbria

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

Spring cleaning

Burtness wood in Buttermere will be restored to Wordsworth’s vision

We’ve been busy in Burtness woods, Buttermere. Discover a different atmosphere this spring.

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