Things to do in the Lake District 

Browse through our selection of activities if you want to find things to do in the Lake District during your stay. Whether it’s walking, cycling, climbing, hiking, canoeing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, wind surfing or exploring the surrounding villages and towns, you’ll find that there really is something for everyone in this beautiful region.

Some of the greatest mountains in Britain lie in the Lake District so if you fancy a challenge then you could always climb Scafell Pike, Skiddaw, Hevellyn, Blencathra and Great Gable. If, however, you prefer nature trails which are less challenging but just as rewarding, then you can find an array of incredible walking paths around the villages of Grasmere, Keswick or Ambleside.

For water based activities you won’t find a greater place than the biggest lake in Britain - Lake Windermere. Whether it’s canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing, diving, power-boating or even fishing, you can do it all on this beautiful lake.

Spa Hotels - Lake District

If you fancied a relaxing break away then check out our spa hotels in the Lake District. Gilpin Hotel provides in-room spa treatment service in which you can indulge in the finest treatments in the comfort of your own room.

Shopping in the Lake District is another favourite pastime, with vintage shops and boutiques nestled all around in the surrounding villages and towns. You can pick up anything from local produce, antiques and pottery to jewellery, paintings and clothes.

Alternatively, if you are planning on bringing your four legged friend on holiday with you, then we have a range of dog friendly hotels in the Lake District to suit. Applegarth Villa is the perfect retreat, with two dog friendly suites with private hote tubs, so you and your dog can both enjoy a little luxury.

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