A woman sitting at Orrest Head during the sunset

Important notice -

Bridge House remains closed.

Family fun and adventure in the heart of the English Lake District

More about this place

A woman sitting at Orrest Head during the sunset

Great Walks around Ambleside and Windermere 

Choose one of our gentle rambles through a Lake District woodland or challenge yourself to a hike taking in the dramatic Cumbria countryside.

A viewing bench at Stagshaw Gardens

Escape to Stagshaw Garden 

Just a short walk from Ambleside you’ll find Stagshaw Garden, an informal woodland garden which in summer bursts into life with an absolute blaze of colour and wonderful scents.

A father and sun read a book on the lawn in front of Beatrix Potter's Hill Top home in spring

9 things to do in the Lake District 

Rediscover your favourite places in the Lake District. With warm days and light nights, we think it's one of the best times to explore all the Lakes has to offer - here are our top 9 things to do this summer.


Our work

Four National Trust Rangers in the Lake District

How we're taking care of this special place 

See how our team of rangers work hard to look after vast amounts of diverse Lake District landscape.

Volunteers at Ambleside Roman Fort

Romans by the Rivers 

Built on the shores of Lake Windermere when Cumbria was a land of mountainous warfare, today it's a beautiful spot, steeped in history and perfect for a picnic by the lakeshore.