Things to do

With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around our  countryside to your heart's content. You can also get on the water of our lakes and coastline.

You can:

Countryside Code

Follow the Countryside Code to get the best enjoyment possible and protect the countryside now and for future generations.

  • Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

Academy-award winning Aardman - the makers of Wallace and Gromit - are using Creature Comforts characters to promote the Countryside Code. Check out The Countryside Code website (opens in new window).

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

Want even more visitor information?

Cumbria Tourism logo - click to go to their website in a new window

Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria.