Things to do in the Lake District and Windermere
Dotted with mountain peaks, lush green forests and spectacular lakes, the Lake District’s astounding views will warm your heart at every step. Here are our top 10 things to do in the Lake District and Windermere:
1. Lunch on the Coniston Shore: With stunning lakeside views, the Bluebird Café is a must visit eaterie for enjoying delicious eateries in a lakeside setting. It is a perfect place to take a break and embrace the beautiful scenery.
2. Come face-to-face with wolves: The Lake District is never short of adventures. The Lakes are home to many of the world’s most fascinating and endangered animals. Join the pack at the Predator Experience in Ayside and get a chance to go for a walk through beautiful forests.
3. Uncover the hidden gems: Apart from some massively popular destinations, the Lake District also possesses some fabled corners for avid wanderers to discover. Climb the Hardknott pass and open the doors of a remote Roman Fort.
4. Take a walk around Rydal Water: Almost every geographical beauty we know of has a legend associated with it. This lakeside route is no exception. This has been marked as one of the favourite places of the famous poet Wordsworth. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this place and enjoy a stroll around the lakeside.
5. Make a pilgrimage: Nestled next to England’s deepest lake and highest mountain, St Olaf’s is the smallest church in England. Covered by a ring of yew trees, this magical setting provides a special dedication to the climbers who lost their lives in WWI.
6. Give your body a treat: Book into a spa hotel, spa suites or a spa cottage in Windermere and enjoy being pampered during your stay.
7. Meet the underwater creatures: Situated at the southern tip of Windermere, the Lakes Aquarium at Newby Bridge will allow you to go on an underwater adventure and meet the local and exotic species.
8. Discover Windermere by kayak: Windermere is capable of enthralling you in unparalleled ways. One of them is taking in epic 360-degree views of England’s largest lake by Kayaking. You can always join Go Canoeing for a guided tour which requires no previous experience.
9. Have fun at Wray Castle: This National Trust property on the Western shore of Windermere is not a real castle but a mock-Gothic private building offering den-building areas, a range of dressing-up areas and adventurous play grounds with swings and huge gardens. To make it a real outing, combine this with cycling along the Windermere shore.
10. Try Ghyll scrambling: Ghyll scrambling is altogether a new adventurous activity which involves climbing up and abseiling down mountain streams and waterfalls. Stickle Ghyll is the place to climb up big waterfalls under controlled conditions. All equipment is supplied and is suitable for most ages.
If you are looking things to do in the Lake District and Windermere, how about staying in a spa suite or luxurious hot tub accommodation. Go ahead and book a hot tub room with someone special for a midweek break or weekend getaway.