There are several good reasons to visit the Lake District in 2018, and, if you’ve never spent time in the Lakes, you’re sure to appreciate the many reasons it was allocated UNESCO World Heritage status in 2017. Up to 41.5 million visitors and holidaymakers are attracted to the Lake District each year and it’s a lovely area to explore at any season.
Here Are Five Top Reasons To Spend Time Visiting The Lake District This Year:
The Scenery In The Lakes Is Absolutely Astounding
You can spend hours of peaceful time admiring the stunning hills and peaks of the area, and studying the reflective and expansive lakes, and it’s easy to imagine you’re in the Swiss Alps or the Canadian Rockies. Yet, throughout your tours of the Lakes, you’re never far from some of the most picturesque local towns and villages, such as Kendal, Ambleside or Windermere.
Easy To Get To
It’s easy to access the Lake District by road or rail, so getting to the Lakes is not a problem and journey times are not too long. Alternatively, the Lake District Airport at Carlisle will soon offer quick connections to major cities like London. Spending a few days exploring the Lake District can make for an enjoyable weekend or midweek break, if your available time is limited.
Plenty To Do
Walking, biking and hiking in the Lakes are great outdoor activities which allow you to appreciate the surrounding landscapes and benefit from fresh air and exercise. Many of the most scenic views can only be accessed by venturing away from roads and well-trodden pathways. Take the time to really explore the Lake District by venturing off the beaten track, but make sure you’re well prepared for all your expeditions. Dogs are welcomed in a variety of Keswick hotels and B&Bs, so enjoying your Lake District adventure with your canine friend will add to your pleasures.
Lots Of Good Places To Eat
Food enthusiasts will find a variety of high-quality restaurants and dining establishments in the Lake District. Lake Road Kitchen in Ambleside is the holder of the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year Award, while Holbeck Ghyll in Windermere and the Drunken Duck in Ambleside are both highly rated by foodies.
Popular For Outdoor Types
The Lake District is a popular visitor location for outdoor pursuits enthusiasts. You can experience all the fun of zip wiring, mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing or fell running during your visit. Spending time on the water is a popular Lakes’ pastime, whether you opt for steamer trips around the Lakes or hire a boat to explore the local waterways independently.
The Lake District provides a variety of tourist attractions and museums to awaken the interest of visitors and is well known as being the home for Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. It’s not difficult to understand why their literary skills became honed so perfectly, as living in such stunning surroundings must be inspirational.
You’re sure to enjoy the balmy fresh air and unpredictable weather of the Lake District, irrespective of the time of year you choose to visit. The area can become extremely congested during peak summer months, so it’s a good idea to avoid visiting between June and August. Good bases for exploring the Lakes include Ambleside and Windermere, while Keswick is an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the northern Lakes and the areas around Borrowdale, Newlands and Buttermere.
There are several valid reasons to spend time visiting the Lake District this year and the five points noted here offer a quick glimpse and overview of some attractions in this stunning part of the UK.