Home of Beatrix Potter, fascinating history, dramatic landscapes and – of course – plenty of lakes. Cycle, walk or sail through the unforgettable Lake District and discover its many delights.
Aira Force is a showcase for the power and beauty of nature; it’s a place to escape the ordinary.
The loveliest spot that man hath ever found
Beautiful medieval house with rich gardens and estate
Parkland and castle on the west shore of Windermere.
Lakeshore park with stunning mountain views
There are hidden gems of history and wildlife along this post-industrial coastline
Spectacular and varied lakeland landscape around Derwent Water
Home of the Wild Ennerdale project with 30 miles of traffic-free paths
Tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip to the Lake District and help us look after it.
Whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot, there are many places in the Lake District that you can visit without a car - here's the info to help you plan a car-free day out.
Discover the National Trust's countryside car parks in the Lake District.
Alongside our tenant farmers, the National Trust looks after 20% of the Lake District National Park, including England's deepest lake and highest mountain. We work to restore habitats for nature and to conserve the cultural heritage within a dozen historic buildings. Find out more about what the teams have been up to here.
Rivers are life forces. They’ve helped sustain ecosystems, cultures and communities for millennia, their quiet power steadily shaping everything from landscapes to place names. Find out more about the work the National Trust is doing with local partners, tenant farmers and other landowners in the area to help restore the Lake District's rivers and improve the water quality in lakes and tarns.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in our work across the Lakes
Find out more about volunteering for the National Trust in the Lake District. You could work indoors or outside, welcoming and guiding visitors, growing crops or managing woodland or building paths.
Join a supporter group in the Lake District to volunteer outdoors with other people and help us look after special places in the National Park.
A peaceful campsite less than a mile from the shore of Wastwater, perfectly placed for challenging bike trails and Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain.
A tranquil base in the heart of the Lakes, for a holiday walking and exploring the region’s crags, woods and waterfalls.
Brought to Light contrasts the work of two of the Lake District’s great photographers: Herbert Bell, a chemist’s son from Ambleside, and Rupert Potter, father of the children’s author Beatrix Potter, in a never before seen way.
Come and join Kendal Mountain Festival at Lanty Slee's (Sticklebarn) for an afternoon of family friendly adventure films.