We’re still in love with walking in the Lake District

More and more businesses are providing guided activities and events in the Lake District so too more markets, shows and performances. But what continues to be the main attraction that reason for visiting the Lake District is walking.

Some may say it is the walking capital of the UK. Yes there are so many stunning places for walking in the UK such as the Scottish Highlands, North Wales, Northumberland, the Peak District and the North York Moors but probably thanks to a gentleman called Alfred Wainwright, the Lake District is the most popular of the walking destinations. And now it is also the UK’s newest and largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accessibility is definitely a plus point thanks to good road links to the major towns and despite some miles, is an achievable place to visit even from the South East. The West Coast train line has also opened up the Lake District especially with the connection to Windermere.

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But it the special nature of the Landscape that attracts and it’s relatively small area for the amount it packs in. From the rolling peninsulas of Cartmel across the hot spots of Windermere And Ambleside, still pretty and the villages and lakes that interspersed them, up to Keswick and the stunning area around Derwentwater onto the highest fells of the Western Lake District with its baron and striking vistas. There’s a walk for everyone, there’s new places to discover for everyone and it is a location more and more people are visiting yet there’s still always places for complete escapism.

What do walkers need when it comes for somewhere to stay? Well parking, a decent sized room, drying facilities (it is the Lake District afterall!), good food and beverages. A handy guide to Lake District walking accommodation was published recently by The Telegraph. A centrally located option is the Cuckoo Brow Lake District B&B and Inn which is listed. The rooms are bright and clean and there’s always something satisfying on the menu post walk. Cuckoo Brow welcomes all so great for families and for dog friendly breaks and holidays or simply just call in for a drink. Visit https://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk for more details or call 015394 43425.