Explore England’s longest lake in the best way possible from the safety of Fell Foot's shoreline. Make a splash with rowboat, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire, or simply enjoy a cooling paddle. Whatever the weather, there’s a hot shower and underfloor heating waiting for you in the Active Base.
Sitting on the shore of Lake Windermere, the grounds and wider estate of Wray Castle are the perfect place to spend a day enjoying the outdoors. There are miles of family friendly walks starting at the Castle; wander along Windermere’s lakeshore or discover the tranquil beauty of Blelham Tarn. Why not bring the family’s bikes and cycle down the lakeshore shore path to Claife Viewing Station?
We can’t think of a better place to take to the fells, paths or lakeshores than here in the heart of the Lake District. From gentle ambles, to more challenging hikes, we've rounded up some of our favourite summer walks.
Enjoy a great experience in the Lakes by being properly prepared. Checking the weather, carrying the right kit and being confident you have the skills for your planned adventure are just three ways you can enjoy the outdoors safely. Visit Adventure Smart for more tips on how to keep yourself and others safe in the Lakes.
From gentle strolls to longer hikes in scenic surroundings, fast-paced running events for grown-ups to teaching little legs to ride a bike, there are plenty of ways to get active in the North West, all year round.
Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by boat, going for an amble by a lakeshore, or mountain biking on off road trails, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in the Lake District to help you plan your day. Check capacity before you set off with the Safer Lakes car parking tool.
Please follow the Countryside Code when you visit the Lake District. By taking your litter home with you, keeping your dog under control, keeping gates, driveways and roads clear and sticking to designated footpaths, you can help us care for the Lake District and the wildlife and people who call it home.