Amazing days out

Enjoying a day dressing up at Wray Castle © NTPL/Paul Harris

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

Get out there © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Experience the great outdoors this spring as the weather starts to turn. We’re home to an adventure playground - walk, climb, run, canoe. If you’re under 11 ¾ there’s no better place to try ’50 things.’ See our top things to do in the outdoors (external link).

Take a break

Enjoying the peace and tranquility of the woodland seclusion at Low Wray © NTPL/Paul Harris

Whether it’s for relaxation or adventure, the Lakes is a wonderful place to take a break. We’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from - all in stunning locations. 

A brew with benefits

Aira Force slowly reveals itself as you make your way through the woodland © NTPL/National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Tucking into a cream tea at Aira Force now comes with an extra helping of virtue, as we can treat ourselves and help protect the area at the same time.

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''Despite more than 860 hours being spent cleaning the house in winter we still have to programme deep cleaning throughout the open season too!

Georgina Gates, House and Collections Manager at Sizergh.

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Fresh air

East side of Derwentwater looking towards the south © NTPL/ Paul Harris

We’ve plenty of it to enjoy - step into the beautiful Borrowdale, Wasdale, Great Langdale.

Acorn Bank's panelling ready for TLC

The imposing facade of the red sandstone house © National Trust, Tony West

The imposing facade of the red sandstone house

We’re restoring the 17th century panelling at Acorn Bank. We’re pretty sure we’ll need a little help with the sanding!

Burning off the calories...

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Fell Foot Park © Lisa Hornby

Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Fell Foot Park

If you want to start up something new, try a 5km parkrun with stunning Lake Windermere as your backdrop. It’s for all levels and abilities.

World Heritage Site

Walkers in Wasdale, Cumbria © joe Cornish

Walkers in Wasdale, Cumbria

We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.