Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history
Amazing days out
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
Take a break
A brew with benefits
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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William Wordsworth’s wild childhood is the inspiration for a new season of discovery 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.
Claife Viewing Station
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 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...
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
We care for this iconic landscape so we're supporting the Lake District bid for World Heritage Site status in 2016.