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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Our footpaths are falling into disrepair, and fast. We're appealing for your help to make sure they last the test of time. Our aim is to raise £300,000 to repair 2km - so your favourite beauty spots remain easy to access. Donate today and your support will help to keep the Lakes special for years to come.
Take a walk
There’s no better place for a walk - be it a challenging fell hike, a lakeside amble or a garden stroll.
World Heritage Site
We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.
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).