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.
There are a wide range of activities and things to do in the Lake District, and with more than 3,100 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around our countryside to your heart’s content. As well as enjoying you time on land, you can also get on the water of the lakes and coastline.
When looking for things to do in the Lake District, simply take a look at the sections below and find the right activity for you – including all year round attractions, our events calendar, local festivities and walks.
Book on an attraction or event through our new booking site and the commissions we receive will help preserve this beautiful landscape.Book an attraction
A fantastic place to start your Lake District adventure with family and friends.Visit the Brockhole website
We have more than sixteen lakes and numerous tarns plus a stretch of coastline to be enjoyed!Read more about watersports
Enjoy a free or low-cost guided walk, cycle or other event!View events calendar
A new ground breaking annual arts festival not to be missed!Find out more
Pre-book your boats and bikes from Coniston Boating Centre and go on a mini adventure!Visit Coniston Boating Centre
There are walks for every ability! From ambles around lakes to high ridge walks.Find out more about walks in the lakes
Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park.More on cycling in the Lake District
Follow the Countryside Code to get the best enjoyment possible and protect the countryside now and for future generations.
The network of paths and tracks in the Lake District is a fantastic resource for all to enjoy.
Just follow these simple guidelines: