10 top things to do in the lake district

Things to do in the Lake District

Discover the Lake District

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. As well as enjoying you 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.

Book onto popular attractions and events!

Book on an attraction or event through our new booking site and the commissions we receive will help preserve this beautiful landscape.

Brockhole visitor centre

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

Watersports

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

Up and coming events

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

Coniston Boating Centre

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

Walking

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

Cycling

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

Information Centres

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

  • 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!

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10 top things to do in the lake district

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10 top things to do in the lake district Things to do in the Lake District Discover the Lake District 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...