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Lake District & Cumbria

This site aims to provide information promoting local outdoor leisure activity, adventure and accommodation providers in the area, supporting the local businesses and community.

Use the menu above to see info and listings for Walking, Cycling, other Leisure Pursuits, Outdoor Activity Providers and Accommodation, from Luxury Hotels to Camping sites

Listed are – Providers of Accommodation, Outdoor Activity and Leisure Pursuits for those seeking outdoor leisure and pleasure in the area – for individuals, groups, corporate, educational – from the dedicated, to fun filled Hen & Stag parties.

Whether you are looking for guided or self guided walks, cycling holidays, activity breaks, adventure and thrill seeking, or perhaps cookery, fishing, photography or art tuition – hopefully there is something for everyone.

The Lake District and Cumbria boast some of the most stunning scenery in England. The area encompasses the Lake District National Park, which is England’s largest National Park, covering over 880 square miles, of mountains, moorland, wooded valleys, rivers and of course lakes (though officially Bassenthwaite Lake is the only lake, the others being ‘meres’ or ‘waters’). The areas mountain landscapes are some of the finest but there is more, if the hills and valleys were not enough Cumbria has a tremendous coastline as well.

 


 

The Lake District National Park is popular with visitors – holiday makers, day trippers, and foreign tourists. The area attracts people for many different reasons – mountain activities, walking, cycling, fishing – the scenery brings painters and photographers – then there are those with a literary interest, as the area has many literary links. There is history, culture, recreational activities and of course the wonderful, welcoming, local Cumbrian people.

The local economy depends heavily on tourism and in return for the work and financial benefits that tourism brings the area invests heavily in providing all the services that tourists require. There is a long history of welcoming and servicing tourists and so whatever your needs or desires they will almost certainly be catered for.

Accommodation ranges from the most luxurious to the very basic, whatever your taste or budget ‘the lakes’ has it. You will find fine local food and some fine ales, should you be so inclined.

The area is the home and workplace for many people, the national park is not a museum or theme park, please be patient if you find yourself behind a slow tractor or horse riders along the narrow lanes. Please respect the landscape, leave gates as you find them, keep dogs under control, be prepared with appropriate kit for the hills and mountains but most of all enjoy your time in this wonderful part of the world.

Please consider supporting The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA) comprises the 12 teams across Cumbria and the Lake District, these unpaid volunteers provide a vital life saving service – they give so much – you can give too – all donations are gratefully received.

 




For those with mobility problems the Accessible Countryside for Everyone website may prove useful see their – Cumbria pages for accessible walks (also useful as buggy walks)

and for general Walking and Cycling info & events in England and Wales – rambleon.org.uk

This Lake District weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

If you find there isn’t enough in The Lake District to keep you occupied take a look at  what’s on offer there or one of the other areas we cover – simply go to the “Welcome” page and select an area.

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