Things to Do in the Lake District

You can just walk up a fell, sit there, and look at the view – you get a different perspective on life. If you’re looking for more things to do in the lake district, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Browse through our listings and find your perfect day out.

ravenglass and eskdale railway

A brilliant day out for families and steam engine enthusiasts with 7 miles of track winding through the eskdale valley with stop offs along the way at a working mill and of course an excellent pub for a meal at the end. Ravenglass is a roman port and the bath house is well worth a visit…. more

go ape cumbria discover the lakes

Swing through the trees at two forest locations in Cumbria, high adrenaline fun for all the family. A great way to explore the forest canopy and at Grizedale you will be 18 metres up in the air and travel more than 200 metres, it is also the home of tree top junior adventures for children…. more

Windermer Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises operate from Lakeside up to Bowness and Ambleside with the first sailing at 9.15. Over a million passengers use the service every year so it can get a bit hectic peak season. Our advice is to go for the early sailing as you get to see the lake at its most peaceful …

Towns And Villages

 Lake District towns and villages

From Ambleside to Windermere take a look at the towns and villages in the Lake District and see what they have to offer from museums, attractions through to walking, shopping and even wishing wells there are lots of things to see and do without taking to the fells …

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in the Lake District

The Lake District has a wide variety of climbing crags to suit all abilities from beginner to advanced. Ice climbing is also possible in winter. If you’re an experienced climber – enjoy. If you’d like to learn how to climb before venturing outdoors, contact Kendal Climbing Wall for tuition …

Country Shows

The Lake District Country show has a real heritage going back to the shepherds meets and features traditional country crafts, livestock and competitive events. There are shows up and down the county right through summer and into autumn…. more