A choice of experiences in the Lake District
If you are looking for a choice of experiences in the Lake District, you will be spoilt for choice with a vast range of things to see and do in the great outdoors of Cumbria.
From gentle Windermere walks to gruelling hikes up Helvellyn, there is no better way to explore the Lake District than on foot. Different grades of walks, from easy to difficult, start and finish in most of the major towns and villages, and whatever your age and fitness levels, you will find a walk to suit you.
Cycling in the Lake District is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful region, and allows you to see so much more than you would in a car. There are challenging routes and also trails to suit all ages and fitness levels. You can also hire a cycle to make the most of this beautiful part of England.
Many of the best outdoor experiences in the Lake District can be found within easy reach of Windermere. Take your time to explore Grizedale Forest, and meet some of the local wildlife, including red deer, barn owls, buzzards and badgers. The Grizedale Sculpture Trail also provides great fun for all the family.
Holehird Gardens at Windermere offers visitors scenic walks, stunning views and some of the best examples of Hydrangea and Polystichum. A great day out for all the family and absolutely free.
The Gincase Craft Barn at Silloth consists of a gallery, a farm park and tea rooms, and includes an enclosed bird flight and a rabbit and guinea pig pen, which is popular attraction amongst the younger visitors.
If historical and cultural experiences in the Lake District are ‘more your thing’ visit the Jesus Church at Troutbeck which dates back to at least 1506, and is one of the prettiest churches in the Lakes. The Jesus Church was completely rebuilt in 1736, and restored again in 1861. The East Window was designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and features coloured glass.
If you are lucky enough to be staying at a spa suite in Windermere or elsewhere in the lakes, take full advantage of the spa treatments on offer.
Incredibly, the Bassenthwaite Ospreys return to the Lakes from Africa every year, and can usually be seen from April, nearing the end of their journey. Viewing stations around the lake allow visitors to see the birds flying home after a long winter away.
Explore the beautiful lakes and countryside and make the most of your stay in this scenic part of the world. Choose from a range of experiences in the Lakes, including outdoor activities on and around the lakes, gastronomic experiences, including cookery courses or exploring the mountains with an experienced guide.