The Lake District is a naturally picturesque and charming landscape that is hugely popular with holiday makers from across the UK and abroad and is also a fantastic location for anyone looking to enjoy an active break or sporty adventure. Active breaks are becoming increasingly popular and with the coming of the New Year, many of us will be beginning to plan a future getaway - as well as wondering how to best work-off some of the excesses of the festive period.
With these thoughts in mind, it should come as no surprise that active getaways are a popular choice with travellers looking to promote healthier lifestyles or to discover a new, adrenalin filled experience. As an active holiday destination the Lake District’s rolling hills, mountain ranges and stunning lakes provide the perfect base for a wealth of outdoor activities that are suitable for visitors of all ages and level of ability. Indeed, experienced climbers will encounter a fresh challenge at summits such as the Langdale Pikes, Scafell Pike and Helvellyn, while less experienced enthusiasts will find local guides for activities that include everything from hiking tours to boating lessons.
Organisations such as WalkLakes are on-hand to help visitors to get the most out of walking in the Lake District. Its website offers guides for both gentle and advanced walks, as well as everything in between and details some of the best areas to visit across the region. The site also offers detailed safety advice and weather updates, so that hikers of all abilities remain fully informed at all times.
Naturally the Lake District is home to some stunning aquatic features. As the largest natural lake in England, Windermere is perhaps one of the most famous features of the Lake District National Park and is also the home of Brockhole on Windermere, which offers a fantastic selection of activities for the whole family. These include everything from caving, boating, cycling and archery. Owning to its stunning location on the shores of Windermere, Brockhole is the perfect venue from which to get a taste of the Lake District with plenty for both young minds and grownups to discover.
As well as offering plenty of opportunities to promote a physically active lifestyle, the Lake District is also a stunning location in which to unwind and relax. It is every bit as important to look after the mind as well as the body and there is no shortage of inspirational scenery across the area, ranging from still lakes and rolling hills. These can be the backdrop for casual strolls and boating trips, or even the perfect scene for a spot of painting or writing for those looking to express their artistic side. There are almost limitless views to be discovered and appreciated and there is a wealth of holiday cottages throughout the area are perfect for unwinding and taking stock of each day’s activities.
However you decide to express yourself, the Lake District is the perfect destination to encourage good health during 2018.
Good Life Lake District Cottages
Good Life Lake District Cottages are proud to offer holidaymakers a beautiful selection of quality holiday cottages, including Acorn Lodge, Tilberthwaite and Elterwater. We love the Lake District and talking about self-catering holidays, so if you need any tips while you’re here please pop in and chat to us, or if you need help choosing a holiday cottage please don’t hesitate to give one of our friendly team members a call on 015394 37417.