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. In the winter you can even learn winter skills with our very own Fell Top Assessors on Helvellyn. As well as enjoying your 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.
Enjoy our events and activities with family and friends!View events calendar
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
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
Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park.More on cycling in the Lakes
An opportunity to spend a day on Helvellyn with a Lake District National Park Authority Fell Top Assessor as they climb to the summit of the mountain to take snow and weather readings for Lake District Weatherline Service.!Find out more
Dive into the darkness...twisting and turning as you explore Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre’s exciting new indoor attraction Brave the Cave!Find out more
Enjoy delightful lunches, classic afternoon teas and seasonal sunset dining set in the very heart of the Lake District at the beautiful 19th century Brockhole on Windermere!Find out more
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:
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