Health and wellbeing

It’s not easy staying healthy under the pressures of modern day life, it’s hard to connect with nature or the landscape sitting in traffic jam or working at a computer. We all need to invest time in to our body and soul, building up our physical health and improving our wellbeing.

For those living in, around or visiting the Lake District National Park, there are wonderful opportunities to lift your spirits, and invigorate your body.

Enjoy the wellbeing effects of visiting the Lake District National Park and you will be following in the footsteps of great artists such as William Wordsworth, who understood the value of the landscape for inspiring and restoring the spirit.

There is nothing like exploring the National Park under your own steam. Once you leave the car behind - you can discover new views, experience tranquillity and encounter wildlife. It is these opportunities that reward the most and stay with us long after our Lake District experience.

Fun activities in the Lake District

You will be spoilt for choice with what the Park has to offer whether it be walking, cycling, visiting Coniston Boating Centre, Brockhole Visitor Centre or our exploring the Miles without Stiles routes.

Remember, if the wilder parts of the National Park are not your thing, why not enjoy a low level lakeside walk or you can still clock up your daily steps enjoying the towns, villages and rich history that is on offer.

Get active in groups

Sometimes it’s easier to get active when we are in the company of others, whether it is sharing success, gaining confidence or just being with likeminded people.

Check out our guided walks and events and look out for the  icon if you are looking for something nice and easy to get you started.

If you want to get hands-on why not check out our volunteering opportunities. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you are giving something back or helping someone else.

But most importantly when you leave, take your experiences home with you; become inspired by the landscape and outdoor opportunities on your own doorstep.

Shows and Events

Events and activities

There are lots of events and activities happening in the National Park celebrating local culture, wildlife, scenery and much more. Enjoy the health benefits of being outside.

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Brockhole on Windermere

Brockhole on Windermere

A fantastic place for exercise, fun and to start your Lake District adventure with family and friends.

Explore Brockhole
Coniston Boating Centre

Coniston Boating Centre attractions

Have a great family day out, get active and have fun. Pre-book motor boats, canoes, bikes and more!

Things to do in Coniston
Miles without Stiles

Miles without Stiles

There are more than 50 routes across the National Park, which offer opportunities for exercise for all ages and are suitable for people with limited mobility.

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There are range of county lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways to suit all cycle experience levels. Exercise while helping to protect the environment.

Cycling in the Lake District


Find out more about walking in the Lake District. Lift your spirits and improve your health.

More about Walking