Plan your visit

Map of the UK showing where the Lake District National Park is located

The Lake District National Park is in the northwest corner of England, in the county of Cumbria. We've mountains, valleys, villages, towns, coastline and of course lakes! Check out our Maps page for more details.

More than 15 million people visit the the National Park each year. If you've never been, our Beginners taster is a good place to start.

Please use public transport to help protect this special environment. You'll be able to relax, take in the scenery and not worry about parking.

Travel and transport

Find out about Getting here and Transport, driving and facilities once you've arrived in the Lake District.

Days out

Need holiday accommodation?

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels!

Our commission goes towards keeping the National Park special: Browse and book accommodation online here

Win the ultimate Lake District break!

Heart of the Lakes competition

Fancy a luxury cottage break for four with spa vouchers, a day out at Coniston Boating Centre and a delicious afternoon tea at Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre?

Enter the Lake District National Park/Heart of the Lakes competition (opens in new window). Competition closes 31 August 2014.