Things to do in the Lake District

Things to do in the Lake District

Each year 15 million tourists descend on the national park in Cumbria. There are lots of things to do in the Lake District, from boat tours to the famous home of Beatrix Potter.

Walking Holidays

Take a short walking tour of the Lakes or test yourself on a more challenging hiking trail. With its rolling hills of Newland Valley to the mountain terrain of Skafell Pike, you can literally walk for miles.

Cycling in the Lake District

If you prefer to take to the Lakelands on two wheels instead of on foot, then arrange a bike tour. Self-guided routes are available but make the most of your time in rural England and join in with an organised tour.

Boat Tours

As well as the green hills and mountains, there are of course the lakes and vast bodies of water to explore. Take a cruise on lake Windermere or the steam yacht along Coniston Waters. Ullswater Steamers will help you get to the most important tourist attractions, or hire a private boat and enjoy a relaxing fishing trip.

Food and Drink

It’s not just pubs and restaurants that provide great food service. If you’re after a culinary experience with a difference, then book yourself on a food tour. For the more personal adventure you can sail out on the lakes with your personal chef.

Outdoor Activities

If you’re When in search for things to do in the Lake District, you don’t want to be stuck indoors. The boat tours and bike rides are one thing, but how about something with a little more adventure? Kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering or rock climbing tours are all available.


Another great way to see the sights is by taking a bus tour. Then there is the local railway service, getting you around on public transport. You can book your day ticket or pass online. On the water there’s even a hop-on and hop-on boat, allowing you to purchase combination tickets to help beat the queues along the way.

Local Tours

Alternatively, you can always book a local guide in advance with a tour of the Lake District. What better way to know what it’s really like to live in Cumbria than to meet those who live there.

Enjoy Nature

As well as getting away from modern life, the Lake District is the perfect location to be at one with mother nature. Bird watching, fishing or the predator experience will take you on a nature tour featuring foxes, wolves and birds of prey. Haweswater Reservoir is also one of the few places in England to find a golden eagle in its natural habitat.

Wellbeing and Meditation

While some of you may like extreme adventure holidays, at the same time of you deserve some time to just pamper themselves. Book in for a spa treatment or spiritual getaway in the Lake District. Go on, everyone deserves some alone time.

Famous Writers

You can uncover some famous names past and present with a literature tour. Many books by child author Beatrix Potter have been inspired by the landscape of Cumbria. You can visit the house where the famous poet William Wordsworth penned some of his most popular works.

Book your Windermere Tranquil Retreat and enjoy a spa suite with your own private hot tub.

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