Lake District

Visit the Lake District National Park for sights like no other. Take it all in on a traditional steamboat chugging through tranquil lakes, or scale the highest mountains England has to offer and enjoy a jaw-dropping view. From the top of Scafell Pike it’s easy to see how Cumbria’s lakes captivated William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. If tranquillity isn’t enough for you, then why not race through the Lake District on a mountain bike or enjoy the scenery from the middle of one of England’s fastest growing music festivals, Kendal Calling. You may as well sample some of the town’s famous Kendal Mint Cake while you’re there too, after all it got Edmund Hillary to the summit of Everest.

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Take a tour of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Take a tour of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Mountain Goat offer superb minibus tours of the Lake District – discover much-loved author Beatrix Potter’s favourite countryside on a half-day trip.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

Join Santa on the La'al Ratty through Eskdale

Climb aboard the family favourite 'Santa Express' which returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway this winter.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

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Walk on the wild side with Llamas at Llama Karma Kafe

Walk on the wild side with Llamas at Llama Karma Kafe

Trekking through the Lake District with a herd of llamas is an experience you’ll never forget.

Location: Lake District

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Indulge your tastebuds in Cumbria

Indulge your tastebuds in Cumbria

Discover this beautiful region’s living larder by dining at fantastic restaurants and sampling great local produce and dishes.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Bask in the ravishing vistas of the Lake District’s western coast

Bask in the ravishing vistas of the Lake District’s western coast

Discover the rugged beauty of Cumbria’s coastline in the western part of the Lake District, where the mountains meet the sea.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

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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

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Coast to Coast Cycling

Coast to Coast Cycling

A challenging route from one side of England to the other.

Location: Whitehaven / Whitby

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Enjoy luxury by the lake at Storrs Hall Hotel

Enjoy luxury by the lake at Storrs Hall Hotel

Perched on the edge of the famous Lake Windermere, this Grade-II-listed Georgian mansion is surrounded by 17 acres of neatly trimmed grounds – plus the obligatory folly (in this case a temple).

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Work with animals on a Cumbrian Hill farm

Work with animals on a Cumbrian Hill farm

Have you ever bottle fed a new born lamb or given a cow a blow dry? Well then, now's your chance to experience both on a working Cumbrian Hill farm.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

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Drive through the Lake District in a classic car

Drive through the Lake District in a classic car

Explore the Lake District in style. Only the sexiest sports car will do, the top has to be down, and the roads have to be winding.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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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

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Music to your ears, in spectacular surroundings

Music to your ears, in spectacular surroundings

The Lake District is an idyllic setting for music events ranging from the hottest new pop and rock acts to the best in classical music.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Sample delicious local produce on a food safari

Sample delicious local produce on a food safari

Enjoy English local produce at its best on a food safari with Annette Gibbons OBE.

Location: Cumbria

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Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

Enjoy country-chic style at No1 Silverbank

It’s a bit of an understatement to call No1 Silverbank a cottage. Yes, it has exposed beams, a log fire and a pretty garden filled with perennials – but that’s only half the story.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

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Test your mettle on Helvellyn Peak

Test your mettle on Helvellyn Peak

Climb the third highest peak in Britain and be rewarded with spectacular views of the Lake District.

Location: Helvellyn, Cumbria

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Take the plunge in Europe’s biggest open water swimming event

Take the plunge in Europe’s biggest open water swimming event

Swap the beach this June for the shores of England’s longest lake, Lake Windermere in Cumbria, and dive into Europe’s biggest open water swimming event.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Explore the Lake District on two wheels

Explore the Lake District on two wheels

The Lake District was made for cycling, with everything from challenging off-road mountain biking routes to gentle country lanes on offer.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Tire the kids out on a Treetop Nets adventure

Tire the kids out on a Treetop Nets adventure

Get the whole family out in the fresh air for a fun day out in an adventure park suspended up to 9m above the ground and made entirely out of nets.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Step back in time and live like Wordsworth in Cumbria

Step back in time and live like Wordsworth in Cumbria

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.

Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria

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Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Join the adventure at King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta on 9 - 10 July, as upcoming family film Swallows and Amazons takes over this National Trust Lake District event.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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