Why the Lake District is the perfect destination at winter

The Lake DistrictWhen it comes to booking a getaway this winter, you might be considering hunting down some winter sun, jetting off somewhere long haul in search of a sandy beach and a beautiful sunset. But that’s not for us, no, we prefer a staycation right here in good old Blighty. And we’re here to show you why the Lake District is the perfect destination for a winter break – keep reading to find out more, with some great tips on where to go and stay!

You won’t be short of a good view

Wherever you stay in The Lake District, whether it’s in the heart at Lake Windermere, further north in Keswick or closer to Kendal you can be sure that you won’t be short of a good view. Taking in the breath taking and dramatic scenery on a winter walk has got to be high on the list of things to do when you visit the Lakes at Christmas. And if you are worried about the cold just think about the meal you can treat yourself with at the end of the day, with so many places to get a proper pub meal with some tasty Cumbrian food to warm you up.

The view over Derwentwater from Friars CragWrapping up warm and taking a walk with the family, friends or your loved one is the perfect winter activity, especially with such stunning views available. For a gentle walk, we’d recommend the Friar’s Crag and Castlehead Wood walk, covering a distance of 24 miles it offers fantastic views of Derwentwater, and starts and finishes in the town of Keswick.

If you are looking for something a little more challenging however, start at the car park at Ash Landing and follow this route to Claife Heights provided by the National Trust for a 7.5 mile walk that covers Windermere and is right in the heart of the Lakes and gives you plenty of stunning views to fill your boots, letting you discover the hidden gems along the west shore Windermere.

Magical winter landscape

The weather won’t always play ball, we know that. But even when the rain is pouring down there is still plenty to do! The Lake District offers a number of local pubs where you can stop by for a drink and a bite to eat to sample the local food.

Packhorse Court in KeswickThere’s always a Christmas market or two to get in to the Christmas spirit too, with many towns and villages offering their own display of festivities for you to pop along and enjoy. You can peruse the various stalls and decorations, sipping on a hot cup of mulled wine is the perfect way to take in the community feel that is offered wherever you go in the county!

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in the Lake District this winter, the Inn on the Square based in Keswick offers the perfect base for you to access many of the best bits of the lake district at winter!

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