Discover The Lakes was built in January 2008 by Tony Scott and Perry Hodder. Lifelong residents of Ulverston on the South West fringe of the Lake District, they know the area and all that it has to offer.

Tony’s intimate knowlege of the Lakes and particularly, those areas less trod, springs from his teenage years spent fell walking, camping and climbing in the Lake District. As a web designer and online marketer, Tony is the technician behind the website.

Perry’s love of a good meal and comfortable surroundings, together with his background in media advertising, ideally position him to select and review the accommodation.

Together, we recognise that the millions of visitors that come to the Lake District each year, do so for many different reasons. Some venture no further than a stroll along the lake front in Bowness, whilst others prefer the wild fells and solitude found in the Western Lake District. All except days trippers, need good accommodation that offers value for money.

We work personally with a select group of accommodation providers to help them promote their business, and help you to find them. We also have strategic partnerships with a few larger accommodation providers to give a wider range of choice and availability.

Check out our blog for weekly updates on things to do, featured accommodation articles and special offer deals. You can also find us on Facebook

Contributions to the site are welcomed, as is feedback. Please email