A woman sitting at Orrest Head during the sunset

Important notice -

All our car parks are now open, but it’s important we avoid hotspots developing for the safety of locals and visitors. Up to date information on how busy our car parks are, and how to visit the Lakes responsibly can be found at

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 family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Summer fun in the Lake District 

Make the most of long summer days exploring the great outdoors. We're home to mountains, rolling hills, lakes, woodlands and wildlife. Find the perfect place to play out this summer in the Lake District.


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.