If you’re thinking about buying a holiday home at Hawthorns Park, take a look at all the exciting things to do in the Lake District. It is famous for its picturesque lakes, rugged mountains, and charming towns and villages. The area is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy the natural scenery, outdoor activities and cultural attractions on offer.

Things to do in the Lake District

Best Lake District Lakes

view of lake windermere from Ambleside in the lake district
Sunrise across Lake Windermere at Ambleside. (CC0 1.0)

First of all, it’s worth focusing on the Lakes themselves. From the tiny tarns to the vast Windermere, these bodies of water are always lovely to look at in one way or another. Taking a stroll up a small hill to take a look at the local tarns is a great pursuit, and not all of them are as crowded as the bigger, more famous Lakes, so you could have the tranquillity of the water to yourself. Perfect for enjoying a picnic on a day trip out.

The bigger Lakes have their own wonders to offer as well. Take a steam cruise around Windermere or Ullswater to appreciate the lakeside views in leisurely style, particularly pleasant in spring when the daffodils and bluebells are in full bloom. Visit Coniston to learn about the successive water speed record attempts of the various ‘Bluebirds’ and, if you’re a boater yourself, you can take a boat out to enjoy the lake under your own command.

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The rest of the landscape in the District is just as gorgeous as the lakes. Rolling hills and fells provide views over woodland, pasture and of course the lakes themselves. Take the chance to gaze across beautiful lakeland scenery, perhaps catching the sunset in the evening, and enjoy the beauty of the Lakes from a distance, with no crowds to bother you. With a holiday home so close by you can take advantage of the good weather to find these moments of beauty.

Visit Villages in the Lake District

picturesque village of Grasmere

The Lake District boasts stunning landscapes and charming villages. Keswick is a picturesque market town that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Coniston, on the other hand, is a quaint village that is home to the Coniston Water, a beautiful lake that is perfect for boating and fishing. Grasmere, a small village located in the heart of the Lake District, is known for its literary connections with William Wordsworth, who lived here for many years. Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, offers a range of water-based activities, while Hawkshead is a charming village that is known for its cobbled streets and historic buildings.

Each of these villages have their own unique character and attractions, and together they offer a glimpse into the magical world of the Lake District. We highly recommend taking your time exploring each town during your many stays at your static holiday caravan near the Lake District.

Explore Lake District Attractions

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For the more activity-minded, there are plenty of attractions to visit all over the Lake District. Aira Force Waterfall, for instance, is a stunning natural attraction that offers breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls and lush greenery. Visitors can embark on a scenic hike along the woodland trails that surround the waterfall or simply relax and take in the tranquil surroundings.

History abounds in ancient castles and the memory of the Lake Poets, whose literary role can be studied in such attractions as Dove Cottage and the neighbouring Wordsworth museum. For a more child-oriented lesson, consider visiting the Beatrix Potter Museum, which is dedicated to showcasing the life, works, and legacy of the renowned English author and illustrator who created beloved characters such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Castlerigg Stone Circle is also a must-visit attraction. This ancient monument dates back to the Neolithic period and is considered to be one of the most significant stone circles in the country. Visitors can explore the site, marvel at the impressive standing stones and learn about the area’s rich heritage.

Lowther Castle and Gardens is another popular attraction that offers a glimpse into the region’s history. The castle, which dates back to the 14th century, boasts stunning architecture and is surrounded by beautiful gardens that are perfect for a leisurely stroll.

For art enthusiasts, we recommend visiting Brantwood. This historic house was once the home of the famous writer and artist John Ruskin, and today, it houses a museum that showcases his life and work. Visitors can explore the house and gardens, browse the art collections and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

These are just a few of the many attractions that the Lake District has to offer. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty, history, culture or art, the region has something to offer everyone.

Participate in Lake District Outdoor Activities

kayaking in the lake district

The Lake District is famous for its incredible natural beauty, and there’s no better way to experience it than by getting outdoors and enjoying some of the many activities on offer. From water sports to adventure activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For those who love water sports, the Lake District is the perfect destination. The many lakes and rivers in the area offer opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and even wild swimming. You can hire equipment locally, or join a guided tour to explore the waterways and see the area from a different perspective.

If you’re looking for a more adrenaline-fueled adventure, then try your hand at rock climbing, abseiling, or zip-lining. There are plenty of activity centres in the area that offer these types of experiences, and they’re a great way to challenge yourself and see the countryside from a whole new angle.

Best Lake District Walking & Cycling Routes

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One of the most popular outdoor activities in the Lake District is hiking. There are countless trails to explore, ranging from easy walks through gentle countryside to challenging hikes up steep hills and mountains. Some of the most popular routes include the ascent of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, or the gentler climb up Catbells, which offers stunning views across Derwentwater.

If you prefer to explore the countryside on two wheels, then cycling is a great option. There are plenty of cycle routes in the Lake District to choose from, ranging from easy family-friendly rides in Langdale Valley to more challenging mountain biking trails to Walna Scar. You can hire bikes locally, and many of the trails are suitable for all levels of ability.

Lake District Food & Drink

the bluebird cafe in the lake district

And of course, who can forget the food and drink. If you’re going for a day out then there are so many local pubs, traditional cafés and fancy restaurants that you’ll be spoiled for choice, whether you’re stopping for a quick bite to eat at lunch or aiming for a more serious dinner reservation you can come back time and again and go a while without having to eat at the same great place twice. Check out the most scenic restaurants in the Lake District.

Hawthorns Park – Static Caravans for Sale in the Lake District

static caravan for sale in lancashire beneath a tree at hawthorns caravan park

Are you planning to visit the Lake District often and love the peacefulness of the countryside? How about owning a holiday home at our caravan site in Lancashire? Situated on the border of the Lake District, Lancashire Cumbria, and the Yorkshire Dales, our award-winning caravan park features charming landscaped gardens, breathtaking open vistas, and stunning views in every direction. We offer a variety of static caravans for sale at our Gold 5 Star Park, and we guarantee a peaceful atmosphere since we don’t have any residential homes or subletting.

All this and much more could be just a hop, skip and a jump away from your Hawthorns holiday home at the edge of the Lake District. Take a step closer to your dream Lake District holiday home by arranging a visit today.