Things to do

Discover the Lake District

With more than 3,100 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.


Hedgehog © Dave Willis

Popular attractions

Book on an attraction through our website and the commissions we receive will help preserve this beautiful landscape.

Book an attraction

Brockhole visitor centre

Clown fish at Coast Aquarium

A fantastic place to start your Lake District adventure with family and friends.

Visit the Brockhole website

Watersports

Clown fish at Coast Aquarium

We have more than sixteen lakes and numerous tarns plus a stretch of coastline to be enjoyed!

Read more about watersports

Up and coming events

Clown fish at Coast Aquarium

Enjoy a free or low-cost guided walk, cycle or other event!

View events calendar

Coniston Boating Centre

Clown fish at Coast Aquarium

Pre-book your boats and bikes from Coniston Boating Centre and go on a mini adventure!

Visit Coniston Boating Centre

Walking

Clown fish at Coast Aquarium

There are walks for every ability! From ambles around lakes to high ridge walks.

Find out more about walks in the lakes

Cycling

Clown fish at Coast Aquarium

Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park.

More on cycling in the Lake District

Information Centres

Our friendly knowledgeable Information Centre staff are happy to help you make the most of your stay in the Lake District. Our information Centres include Keswick, Bowness and Ullswater. 

Services include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Accommodation booking service
  • Information on national and local attractions
  • Route finding advice for road, rail or bus
  • Advice on walking and cycling
  • Maps, books, touring and walking guides for sale
  • A range of gifts and souvenirs
  • Get your National Parks Passport (opens in new window) stamped 

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.

Keep on the Right Track

The network of paths and tracks in the Lake District is a fantastic resource for all to enjoy.

Just follow these simple guidelines:

  • Respect the interests of other users, farmers and the local community.
  • Leave gates as you find them and keep dogs under effective control.
  • Protect the environment and please take all your litter home with you.
  • Enjoy yourselves!

Read our checklists for cyclists, walkers and horse riders.

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