The Lake District is an absolutely beautiful part of the world, and many families flock there every year to enjoy the stunning scenery, peace, quiet and relaxation. This is what “getting away from it all” is all about.
Staying in a quaint and cosy holiday cottage in the Lake District is one of the best ways to get the most out of your holiday in the lakes. So, what not take a trip? Here are some of my favourite things to do in the Lake District.
The Lake District is probably best known for its mountainous walks, across the hilly landscape, providing some of the best views in the UK. Alfred Wainwright was a keen walker and mountaineer who drew maps of his favourite walks, which he published in several books. They are still arguably the best walking guides around. If you fancy taking things at a more relaxing pace, why not search out a lakeside walk, pack a picnic to take with you and set off on a fantastic day out.
Have a Go at Water Skiing
Make the most of the natural environment and take the opportunity to try something new. It is possible to go water skiing on Windermere. Being towed by a power boat, at about 10 nautical miles per hour, trying your best to keep holding on is such a thrill. You are sure to end up in the water a few times but it is such fun and a great activity to do with a few mates as you pay for the hire of the boat, not per person.
Take a Boat Ride
If you like the idea of getting out on a lake but would prefer to stay dry, a trip on a large steamer boat could be just the thing. You can pay for just a single ride or buy a day pass that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like. If you fancy something a little more personal you could hire a rowing boat on Coniston.
Travel the Settle to Carlisle Railway
The beauty of the Lake District is captured wonderfully from the tracks of the Settle to Carlisle railway line. The route has been transporting tourists, locals and goods from the Yorkshire Dales across the viaducts and valleys of the Lake District and into Carlisle for well over one hundred years and is still one of the best ways to see the area.
Receive a Warm Cumbrian Welcome
The Lake District is literally jam packed with lovely quaint country pubs, fabulous cafes and high quality restaurants. Don’t miss out on local delights like Grasmere gingerbread, Kendal Mint cake, Cumberland sausage and lovely locally brewed ales – that’s what going on holiday is all about!