Things to do in the Lake District
As Britain's largest National Park, the Lake District offers a whole range of mountains, tea-rooms and lakes to visit.
We also think this place really comes to life when its pouring down with rain. When you're paddle boarding on Lake Windemere, or your tucked away in a local pub - the rain in the Lake District is definitely something to embrace - like a botanical spa but with more rain and less hot rocks.
The most popular of peaks within this National park is Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. Or, if your not looking for the highest of heights then there is also Helvellyn, where the walk to the top gives you a breath-taking view of Striding Edge.
Once you've got your steps in and are ready to head back down we'd definitely suggest a trip out onto the water instead. For the leisure lovers wanting to take in the sites with a nice cup of tea in hand there are fantastic boat tours that take you out onto Lake Windermere for the afternoon. For those watersports lovers wanting to take things to a next level then you'll find a whole range of paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and jet skiing shops along the lakes shores.
If you find yourself on Ullswater, you can spend your time on one of two restored steamers. And on Coniston Water, you can get on a tour and re-pace the world-famous water speed records set by the Campbell family in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s.
And when all the watersports, walking and weather watching is done there there is so much literary history to take in. You might recognise or know that Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and friends, are all written by Beatrix Potter whilst she live in the Lake District - you can visit Beatrix Potter’s home and you might even spot your own Peter Rabbit or Jemima Puddle-Duck.