Why Visit the Lake District in Winter
There’s no denying Cumbria’s national park is a wonderful summer destination. So why visit the Lake District in Winter? After all the nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder, but there’s still plenty to see and do.
Places to Visit in the Lake District in Winter
It’s not all about the great outdoors in Windermere and the Lake District. Although the Windermere Lake Cruises will always provide incredible views across the water. Then there’s the hills and fells and wonderful countryside, although we will get on to winter walks in the Lake District shortly.
As for places to visit in the Lake District in Winter, there’s a great selection of stately homes in the Lake District. Although don’t forget to check opening times. You can, however, get to spend hours admiring the interior and history without fear of getting stuck out in the cold.
Elsewhere in the Lakes, there’s the Keswick Museum, Lakes Aquarium or Ambleside Climbing wall.
Morning Walks and Bike Rides
Whatever time of year you decide to visit Cumbria, morning walks and bike rides in the Lake District are a must. You can leave your spa hotel with hot tub early and make the most of the day ahead.
Feel the crisp frosty grass beneath your feet and explore your surroundings. As you reach the water edge, the mist drifts across the lakes. It truly is a mesmerizing setting in winter, with amazing sunrises in the Lake District on a nice clear day.
The same can be said for a bike ride in the Lake District, as there are many walking trails and bike routes to uncover. Take a look at some of the scenic walks in the Lake District, suggested on our Aphrodite’s Lodge blog. Alternatively Go Lakes offer free copies of Cumbria cycling guides, available to download. What’s more, once you return to your spa hotel in the Lake District, you’ll be ready to relax in your hot tub.
Places to eat in the Lake District
Where should eat when on a visit to the Lake District in Winter? Well, the choices are almost endless. Although the top of the list should always feature somewhere with a warm welcome. Especially if there’s a log-fire to keep you warm.
The Cuckoo Brow Inn has a log-fire burning during the winter months. While the Mason Arms in Cartmel is another suggestion for somewhere cosy if you’re travelling further afield. Other pubs include the Crafty Baa, recently having been voted the best pub in England.
As for the best restaurants, they too come in abundance when in the Lakes.
Christmas markets in the Lake District
Winter in the Lake District can also mean one more thing. It will soon be Christmas. So, what about a trip around some of the best Christmas markets in the Lake District? Windermere often has the traditional German Christmas Market, or there’s always the Taste Cumbria Christmas Market early December.
If you’re planning to visit the Lake District in winter book a spa suite in Windermere. Our spa hotel with hot tub will keep you warm whatever the weather.