Cumbria

Calling all hikers and mountain bikers. There's Lakeland packed with fells, forces, pikes and tarns to explore in scenic Cumbria. Pack your Wainwright guide to find your way between chocolate box villages straight out of Beatrix Potter books and remote market towns in the Lake District. Countless turreted pele towers, mystic stone circles and stony Norman castle ruins punctuate the hillsides. Head north and you'll meet the Romans at Hadrian's Wall or west for Victorian fishing ports and lonely lighthouses on the Irish Sea coast. This northwest county is filled with flavour. Save space for treats like Cumbrian Fell cheeses and Cumberland sausage.

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Lake District Weekend Adventure

Lake District Weekend Adventure

Adrenaline junkies sign up here...

Location: Borrowdale, Cumbria

Lakes and waterways
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Discover the life and times of William Wordsworth

Discover the life and times of William Wordsworth

Take a literary tour of the homes of one of England’s great romantic poets.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Enjoy the picturesque sights of the red sandstone cliffs as you walk along St Bees's tranquil beach.

Location: St. Bees, Cumbria

Beaches
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Bushcrafting in the Lake District

Bushcrafting in the Lake District

Literally learning to live off the land.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

National Parks
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Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Tullie House Museum

Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Tullie House Museum

Explore the impact of Hadrian’s Wall then and now in this immersive gallery in Cumbria.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Bird watching in St Bees

Bird watching in St Bees

The largest seabird colony on the west coast of England is at St Bees Head.

Location: St Bees, Cumbria

Free
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Have some fun at Kendal Calling

Have some fun at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Festivals and carnivals
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Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Use modern marvels to explore ancient history with the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Scheme.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Cycling
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Test your strength at Clip ‘n Climb on Cumbria’s coast

Test your strength at Clip ‘n Climb on Cumbria’s coast

Test your strength, balance, flexibility and coordination at Cumbria’s first ever Clip ‘n Climb.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Extreme Sports
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Cycle the Moor Top Trail In Grizedale Forest

Cycle the Moor Top Trail In Grizedale Forest

Challenge yourself to Cycle the Moor Top Trail in Grizedale Forest offering rugged landscapes and woodland trails making for a perfect ride.

Location: Grizedale, Cumbria

Cycling
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Roam with Ransome on Coniston

Roam with Ransome on Coniston

Take a trip on the actual dinghy used in the film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and see what inspired Arthur Ransome to write his famous book.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Boating
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Go on a cheese tasting at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy

Go on a cheese tasting at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy

Integrity, great flavour and nutritional value is what's on offer at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy.

Location: Thursby, Cumbria

Regional specialities
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Enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter puts the mountain into mountain biking, making full use of its landscape to offer some fantastic trails.

Location: Whinlatter, Cumbria

Cycling
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Take a wander around Brothers Water

Take a wander around Brothers Water

The Lake District in Cumbria is famous for its stunning landscapes of lakes and fells and is the perfect place for family walks of all ages.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Tours and trails
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Visit the UK’s largest outdoor festival in Keswick

Visit the UK’s largest outdoor festival in Keswick

Grab your Gore-Tex, pack the tent and amble over to Keswick’s big family adventure.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Get literary with Words by the Water Festival

Get literary with Words by the Water Festival

Don’t miss this exciting literature event, Words by the Water A Festival of Words and Ideas, which is set by a lake surrounded by the Northern Fells.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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Potter about with Potter at Hill Top

Potter about with Potter at Hill Top

Observe the trout on Esthwaite Water from the Tale of Jeremy Fisher and fields that inspired the Tale of Peter Rabbit and much more at Hill Top.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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Canyoning in Cumbria

Canyoning in Cumbria

It's time to take the plunge.

Location: Bowness, Cumbria

Lakes and waterways
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Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready for some serious Cumbrian wildlife spotting.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Countryside
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Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Explore the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite and slate in Cumbria.

Location: Threlkeld, Cumbria

Going underground

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