Making the most out of the Lake District
What is the Lake District
Where do we begin! The Lake District and Cumbria really does offer something for everyone. Mountains, lakes, picture postcard scenery, invigorating, entertaining, historic, sumptuous restaurants, art galleries, castles, museums, watersports, spas and every kind of activity in between.
From the top of England’s highest mountain Scafell the views are fantastic, don’t just take our word for it come and see for yourself. Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Catbells, Langdale Pikes are just a few other peaks from where you would have to travel the world to rival the beauty of the views below across our lakes and valleys.
Think of the Lake District and you automatically conjure up images of walkers rambling up and down dale, but it is so much more than that. Jump on your mountain bike and head off road exploring places you would never get to see by car. Enjoy a lake trip on a steamer or take a rowing boat on Derwentwater. If watersports are your thing, try canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing or learn to sail at one of the many watersport centres. Numerous golf courses ensure your favourite game can be enjoyed with a different view each day.
For the children
The most important part of a family holiday is keeping the children happy; when the kids are happy the adults can relax. Beatrix Potter wrote her world famous books in the Lake District and you can visit her home, search for Peter Rabbit or visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Go Ape is a treetop adventure, not for the feint hearted but loved by kids large and small. Visit the zoo, Hadrian’s Wall, Lakes Aquarium, World Owl Centre and many more beside. But the best entertainment is always free, so enjoy a day splashing about in one of the many lakes or on Cumbria’s beautiful coast.
If all of this sounds too energetic or if you simply want to wind down after a hard day participating in one of Cumbrias activities then enjoy a pampering session at one of the many spas. Sharrow Bay Hotel, world famous, for its ‘olde worlde’ charm serves delicious high teas and some fantastic lakeside restaurants make a great place to unwind and enjoy a mouth watering romantic meal. If shopping is your idea of the perfect therapy then enjoy the many antique, art and gift shops Cumbria has to offer.
Probably our most famous poet is William Wordsworth, visit his birthplace, home and burial spot. Walk Hadrian’s Wall and tread in the footsteps of the Romans, guard the city at Carlisle Castle. Meander through established gardens at Holker Hall and Dalemain House. Steeped in history Cumbria is a historian’s delight with the stunning Lake District bringing inspiration to a host of people including Wordsworth, Ruskin, Beatrix Potter and who knows, you could be next.
So you see there is plenty to do on Lake District holidays!