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:
We believe the Lake District deserves worldwide recognition. That's why in 2016 we will bid for World Heritage status, placing the Lake District alongside the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London and the Great Barrier Reef. Join us on our journey.