You can walk, cycle and splash about here to your heart's content! With 12 of the largest lakes in England and 3,105 kilometres of rights of way, this is truly one of Britain's breathing spaces.

Featured places to visit

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole gardens

Have a great day out at Brockhole! Explore 30 acres of stunning gardens, hire bikes for the family, enjoy lake Windermere by canoe, kayak or rowing boat and let the children blow off some steam on the adventure playground or Treetop Nets!

Visit the Brockhole website

Coniston Boating Centre

Brockhole gardens

Pre-book boats and bikes from Coniston Boating Centre and go on a mini adventure with friends and family! Explore Coniston Water by canoe, kayak, paddle board, or motor boat!

Visit Coniston Boating Centre

Other resources to help you plan your trip!

Rowing on Grasmere © Dave Willis

Places to go

There's tonnes to do and see in the Lake District. Admire picturesque valleys, row across breathtaking lakes and enjoy a wide array of activities.

Places to go

Popular attractions & things to do

From fun fueled outdoor activities to educational adventures & awe-inspiring tours, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Cottage near Coniston

Where to stay

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Woods near Langdale

Upcoming events

Navigation Skills for Beginners

Historic Hartsop

Castle Crag and Millican's Cave

Events and guided walks calendar
Langdales © Val Corbett

Helpful tips

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Getting here


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World Heritage