Spring into Life

Spring into Life

27 March 2018

It’s a time of blue skies and frosty fields, blooming flowers and spring lambs - what’s not to love about spring?

The Lake District is a fantastic place to embrace the longer days (and a few lovely long weekends too) and head outdoors to see the stunning landscapes in a whole new light.

Here’s a recap of some of the must-do activities to tick off your list during one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Adventures in the Lake District

Lake District World Heritage Site

Tick a World Heritage Site off your list

Did you know the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status last summer? Now you can mark your visit to the UK’s newest World Heritage Site by visiting a brand new momentous plaque at Crow Park, Keswick.

Overlooking Dewentwater, Crow Park, was chosen as the perfect location to celebrate the National Park’s new status, and this March welcomed His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to unveil the World Heritage plaque.

Be sure to visit this beautiful part of the Lake District, and place of World Heritage celebration, on your next visit to the Lake District.

Our Guided walks are back!

We’re very excited to be stepping in to a brand new season of guided walks, which started again this March and will run until the end of October. Join a Lake District expert on routes around the National Park including mountains, fells, tarns, caves and lakes. Book your walk today! See our full walks listings here.

May is National Walking month

What better excuse to make even more time for spring-time walks! There are some truly spectacular views to enjoy as colour begins to return to the landscape, so dig out your walking boots and start planning the Lake District routes that you’d like to tick off your list this spring.

The new and improved Brockhole playground is now open!

Having undergone a huge redevelopment earlier this year the adventure playground at Brockhole-on-Windermere is looking better than ever. The lakeside playground is the perfect setting for a family day out, and it now includes a covered seating area just in case the winter weather isn’t on your side!

Have a cracking Easter holidays

Whether you’re planning for the four day weekend or the full half-term holidays, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained in the Lake District. Check out our things to do page for a full rundown of events, activities and attractions.

Psst, if it’s Easter specific activities that you’re looking for then don’t miss the Giant Spring Trail and Easter Egg Hunt at Brockhole.

Looking after the Lake District

Lake District spring lambs

It’s lambing season!

You know spring is here when you’re spotting little lambs hopping around in the fields! It’s a magical sight, and iconic for this time of year, but it can also be a worrying time for farmers.

Protecting pregnant ewes and new lambs can be difficult, particularly when dogs are off their leads and causing stress to the animals. So please, all dog owners, keep your dogs under close control when walking near livestock.
Lookout for ‘lambing time’ signs that are being posted around the national park to help indicate land with ewes and lambs.

Making memories

The Lake District is a living breathing landscape which needs protecting to ensure people can enjoy this special place for years to come. Support through donations plays a huge part in allowing this maintenance work to continue; whether it be restoring pathways, building bridges, fixing gates or putting up fingerposts. 

You can show your support with a one-off donation, or you can choose a special place, project or person to sponsor. Through your donation you could even dedicate a gate, bridge, fingerpost or stile to a loved one so that you and your family can make memories in a part of the Lake District that’s truly personal to you.

Don’t miss!

The Peter Rabbit Movie

Peter Rabbit hops on to the big screen – don’t miss this new take on the iconic Lake District tale whilst it’s on at the cinema.

Celebrate the European Day of Parks – mark the occasion on the 24th May with a trip to England’s largest National Park, the Lake District.

26th May – 3rd June marks National Go Canoeing Week – as the weather warms up it’s the perfect excuse to go for a paddle!

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