The Lake District is a fantastic place to explore on summer holidays. The stunning landscape of mountains, lakes, woodland and waterfalls provides spectacular scenery all year round, in the summer it’s even more impressive. There’s no better place for summer walks, a picnic by the lake or cooling off in the water on a hot summer’s day. You’ll be amazed by the stunning reflections of the sunshine on the glistening waters of the Lakes.
We’re all eagerly awaiting summer, more so than ever following of lockdowns and tight travel restrictions. Here’s our top tips for getting the most out of your summer holiday in the Lake District.
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Check ahead of arrival
When visiting Lake District town’s and cities it’s important to be prepared before you arrive. It’s advisable to check ahead with attractions, cafe’s and restaurants as you may need to to pre-book. The Safer Lakes tool is a useful guide for finding an up-to-date status on which facilities are open at any time.
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Plan your routes
For cycling and walking its well worth familiarising yourself with guidance around rights of way and access in the Lake District. Footpaths, bridleways, byways and permitted paths are all rights of way, but there are several rules which apply and a colour-coded guide here.
Be prepared for all weather
For fell climbing its essential to be prepared for our changeable weather. Make sure you have the correct gear before you venture out. If in doubt, check this handy guide on what to wear and what equipment to take on a Lake District walk.
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Be mindful of others
One of the simplest ways to make life easier in the Lakes is to follow the countryside code. Respect other people at all times – park carefully and leave gates and property as you find them. Protect the natural environment by leaving no litter behind, stick to the paths and follow signs. Enjoy the outdoors in the Lake District by planning your trip in advance to make the most of your visit and remember to follow social distancing guidelines.
Learn more about the countryside code in the Lake District.
We very much hope you enjoy the all there is to offer in the great outdoors this summer in the Lake District!