Visiting the Lake District

Flight - Artistic Performance 7-10 July 2016

Lake District National Park is delighted to present Lakes Alive, a new cultural programme and festival, which will embrace contemporary culture against the backdrop of our beautiful landscape. You are invited to enjoy a summer of spectacular happenings.

Lakes Alive launches with a new site specific project co-commissioned together with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Flight by Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company is an evocative  promenade performance that celebrates our desire to fly. The performance captures the beauty, power and drama of flight in all its forms within the historic house and gardens of Brockhole on Windermere.

The journey walks you through the evolution of flight to reveal Brockhole’s fascinating past, the rich history of Cumbrian aviation and images of First World War young airmen and the people they left behind.


Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and from further afield. The Lake District National Park has a wide range of activities and attractions, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area.

No matter how you want to enjoy the area, 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

Glorious Green Gable

Summer Glorious Gardens Tour

Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

Events and guided walks calendar
Langdales © Val Corbett

Helpful tips

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Getting here


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World Heritage