There are countless ways to explore the diverse Lakeland landscape. Visitors can walk or cycle on breathtaking trails and bridleways, hop on a Mountain Goat sightseeing bus or take a guided tour with Discover Lakeland, cruise England’s most beautiful lakes with Ullswater Steamers or Windermere Lake Cruises, or even return to the age of steam on the historic Ravenglass and Eskdale railways.
The Lake District contains more than 6,000 archaeological sites and ancient monuments plus over 1,700 listed buildings and structures, including atmospheric Castlerigg stone circle and Hardknott Roman fort, historic houses and gardens such as the National Trust’s Sizergh Castle, Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage and Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top, John Ruskin’s Brantwood and the Arts and Crafts’ gem Blackwell.
The Lake District is also the UK’s adventure capital, with activities to suit all ages, interests and abilities. It is a mecca for rock climbers, mountain bikers and watersports enthusiasts. Thrill seekers can test themselves on a tree-top adventure with GoApe in the beautiful Grizedale or Whinlatter forest parks or take in the awe-inspiring views from Honister Slate Mine’s via ferrata.
For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, options include unique tours with Lakeland Segway, Cumbrian Heavy Horses and the innovative Electric Bike Network.
Family & Culture
For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, options include unique tours with Lakeland Segway, Cumbrian Heavy Horses and the innovative Electric Bike Network. Children will love meeting Peter Rabbit and his friends at the World of Beatrix Potter or getting acquainted with giraffes, lemurs, kangaroos, emus and more at South Lakes Wild Animal Park.