How to make the most of a sunny day out in the Lake District. With white fluffy clouds and blue sky, here are our top tips on what to see and do, from adventure to culture, off the beaten path to iconic views read on to plan your ideal itinerary…
The network of 10 walking and 9 cycling trails are a great way to explore the 4000 hectares managed by Forestry England. Discover stunning sculptures nestled amongst the trees by some leading names in contemporary art.
Whether you are up for a hike or a gentle stroll, there's a route to suit you, there's also a
There are several other activities you can do, ranging from Nordic Walking, Forest Segway to Go Ape and mountain biking.
With a picnic and BBQ area, café and visitor centre, you have options to bring your own or enjoy the onsite food and drink.
Best for: All ages and dog-friendly. A complete day out with plenty to offer different interests.
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Location: Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead.
Sat Nav Postcode: LA22 0QJ
Fun, active, relaxing and a great
There is parking, changing rooms and showers, equipment hire and a shop selling refreshments on site.
Location: Low Wood Bay Watersports, Windermere.
Sat Nav Postcode: LA23 1LP
Best for: Older children, teens and adults who enjoy being active and being on the water.
Britain’s best-known walker Alfred Wainwright loved the fells of the Lake District. His highly distinctive pictorial walking guides to the 214 fells feature pen and ink sketches and handwriting rather than the typical typeface. To fully immerse yourself in the Wainwright experience you need a copy of the book to hand as you walk the route. We’ve picked three iconic routes from easy to challenging to get you started.
A short circular from Windermere provides breathtaking views at the summit. It was one of the first walks Wainwright did in the Lake District.
The path up to
What hasn’t changed are the
It’s a meandering 783ft all the way to the top with plenty of seats to rest and signposts pointing the way around every corner.
Best for: Good for all and for families with young kids.
Walkable from the centre of Keswick, it’s two and-half miles and 950ft of ascent to
The early slopes of this walk can feel like a backbreaker, but they soon level out to offer “the easiest of Promenades,” as Wainwright put it.
From the centre of Keswick, find Keswick Cottage Hospital and just along from here is a historic signpost pointing the way to
Best for: Walkers with a moderate level of fitness
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Reaching the top of
It is England's highest mountain at 978 metres and a war memorial, cared for by the National Trust
The climb to the top should not
Best for: Adults and teenagers with a good level of fitness
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