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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A wild summer

Explore the tunnels if you dare

William Wordsworth’s wild childhood is the inspiration for a season of #wildtime in the Lake District. William spent his days swimming in the Derwent, reading on its banks, chasing butterflies, hunting for birds’ nests and roaming nearby lanes and fields. His love of nature fed his imagination and grew up to be one of the world’s favourite poets. 

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Run for the hills in Grasmere

Run for the hills in the Grasmere Gallop © National Trust Cactus

Challenge yourself to a scenic trail run in the stunning setting of Grasmere. Your entry fee will be invested right back into this wonderful landscape. 

Gondola girl anchored on Coniston

David Williams on the bow of the wrecked Gondola in the 1970s © National Trust

David Williams on the bow of the wrecked Gondola in the 1970s

Steam Yacht Gondola’s onshore team have welcomed a new member of staff – with a very special story to tell.

Claife Viewing Station

Memories of a bygone age of tourism in this fascinating ruin © National Trust/Dayve Ward

Memories of a bygone age of tourism in this fascinating ruin

We've opened a new cafe in the courtyard at Claife Viewing Station. Open all year round, tuck into fresh baking, drinks and Ferryman's lunches. Perfect for popping in to relax after you've explored the south lakes. 

Raising the range at Townend

The kitchen at Townend is definitely the heart of the home © Rob Talbot

The kitchen at Townend is definitely the heart of the home

The sweet smells of baking will at last rise through the historic range in Townend’s kitchen, thanks to generous donations to the Lakes Appeal. 

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.