Autumn is my favourite season to be in the Lake District. I have added a few of the reasons that I enjoy getting out and about in the Lakes at this time of year.

Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater

Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater

Scenery – The scenery of the Lake District is that bit more breath-taking, with all of the Autumn colours. The leaves falling from the trees and turning from green to red, yellow and orange.

Autumn Scenery

Autumn Scenery

Walks– My nephews love going on a walk through the woods or countryside collecting conkers and acorns that have dropped from the trees and crunching through the crisp leaves.

Playing in the leaves

Playing in the leaves

Crisp Autumn Air – The crisp air on an autumn morning, for me is the perfect weather for a day out on the fells, breathing in the clean air of the lakes.

View over River Eden

View over River Eden

Weather – We have some of our best days during Autumn for the weather. The blue skies and the sun shine does keep you warm when you’re out and about.

Autumn Reflections on Grasmere

Autumn Reflections on Grasmere

Cosy Afternoons – After a morning out on the fells its always great to come back to a traditional pub with the roaring log fires. Enjoy the homemade lunches and the local ales. In the Lake District pubs welcomes dogs and muddy boots so no need to worry about that.

Shopping – There are a great selection of shops and markets in the towns in which you can start your Christmas shopping whilst browsing the unique gift shops with local products.

October Half Term – The many attractions throughout the Lake District, have events during school holidays for all the family to enjoy during October half term and for Halloween.

Quieter – Throughout the summer the Lakes can get very busy whether it’s the town centre or the roads through the towns. During Autumn there isn’t as many visitors and in some places you will get the views to yourselves.

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