Win a short break in the Lake District plus a trip on the Windermere steamer

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This month we have a wonderful UK break as our prize: a two night stay, for two people, with breakfast on both mornings and dinner one night, at the 4-star Beech Hill Hotel & Spa in the Lake District.

With an outstanding lakeside location, you’ll be wow’d by the panorama. And also by the fine dining, carefully created by Head Chef Lukasz Zebryk in Burlington’s Restaurant. The elegant ambiance and AA rosettes have made it a serious favourite with locals as well as visitors. Should a visit to the spa be on your list for a relaxing break, the Lakeview Spa with a Himalayan Sauna, an aromatic Steam Room, two outside Vitality Spa Pools and a large indoor pool, should be spot on.

The Beech Hill Hotel & Spa is perfectly located for exploring, walking, boating, even stand up paddleboarding or just browsing the shops, cafés and museums of local towns such as Bowness or Kendal. Our winner will find endless spectacular views close by and many opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the Lake District National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hotel is an ideal spot from which visit the famous farming countryside which sweeps across the hillsides in this part of Cumbria. Rugged and untamed, they’ve been home to sheep farmers for generations, including Beatrix Potter who was a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep. Her magical children’s books are based on the wildlife she saw all around her in the Lake District. Hill Top Farm near Sawrey was her home for many years; you can visit for an insight into the life she led.

And if you like discovering all that the National Trust has to offer, the Lake District is awash with gardens, houses, buildings and countryside walks, not to mention the tea shops and restaurants – just the place for hungry visitors.

Our lucky winner will also get a free trip on the Windermere steamer, perfect for seeing the very best of the lake.

Writer Glynis Sullivan had a marvellous time at Beech Hill Hotel & Spa; she thoroughly recommends it!

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  3. Entries for the prize draw will be accepted until the closing date 31st July 2023.
  4. The winner will be notified in early August 2023, and full details of how to book will be given at that time. The two night stay for two people at the Beech Hill Hotel & Spa must be taken in September, October or November 2023. Two breakfasts and one dinner at the hotel are included. Drinks, spa treatments and any extras are to be paid for by the winner.
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329 Responses

    1. Would love to spend time walking in the Lake District and then relaxing at the fantastic facilities Beech Hill Hotel & Spa

      1. It does sound like a wonderful break in beautiful surroundings. In case of bad weather the spa is the place to go!

    2. I have never been to the Lake District before,and though I have visited London on many occasions ,it would lovely to see more of your beautiful countryside.

    3. Not only the mountains but walking around the Lakes and tarns provide such wonderful opportunities to enjoy being outdoors, listening to the sounds of nature, drinking in the glorious scenery, even in the rain, but obviously more enjoyable if the weather stays calm and hopefully sunny. I love walking, you can take so much in when nature is all around you. Calming for the my d and the soul.

    4. A Lakes District break would be wonderful, enabling me to enhance my walking program and exercise regime as I regain by fitness after a knee replacement…. Love waking in beautiful surroundings and nature. Fingers crossed !

    5. I’d love to sail around the lovely lakes in the Lake District. I’d find some peace after a stressful house move.

    6. One of the few parts of the UK I’ve never visited, so the ‘world would be my oyster’. Would love to spend some time researching the places I could visit and the activities I could look at doing. So the enjoyment would be finding out all that’s great about this amazing part of the country.

    7. It is a beautiful place to go walking in the hills, enjoy the fresh air and reach out to the silence/At the still point of the turning world

  1. Lovely prize this month. Minimal travel to get there and looks like a relaxing trip with a nice wee cruise on the lake thrown in!

  2. The peace, tranquility & most of all the beautiful scenery. I love it in winter too when I can see the snow covered hills & mountains from the Isle of Man just gorgeous.

  3. Haven’t been to the Lake District for many years .
    Would love to spend time there again as it’s beauty gladdens my soul .
    As pensioners find it hard to afford the long trip up there .
    This would be amazing & lift my spirits after health problems recently .

  4. The unspoilt beauty of the lakes. It’s like going back in time and escaping to another world.

  5. We adore The Lake District , it’s so serene and full of beauty everywhere you look. I can feel a sense of pure relaxation the moment I spot the Lake as we approach it

  6. Windermere is a beautiful and relaxing location with lots of opportunities to explore different outdoor events, walking, museums, gardens,boat trips. I love the variety of experiences that Windermere has to offer and also the restaurants and cafes.

  7. I love going for brisk walk in beautiful countryside then enjoying refreshment beside lake. It soothes the mind and body. We are so lucky to have this within a few hours of travel.

  8. Love the Lake District, so much to see and do. We have visited many times over the years, staying in guest houses, hotels and taking our caravan.

  9. St Mary’s Pleasance garden, Haddington

    Beautifully restored 17th century walled garden with an abundance of lavender and roses plus a laburnum allee and orchard. A hidden gem! Also near Haddington is Amisfield walled garden, huge herbaceous borders and well designed areas such as the sensory garden. Highly recommend both!

  10. Lake District is a fantastic place. Would be just the ideal break from caring for Mum with dementia.

  11. The Lake District looks beautiful
    If I could win a stay
    The thing that would delight me most
    Are lakes themselves I’d say
    The wide open picture postcard views
    And the green and pleasant land
    Yes a trip for two would be wonderful
    A prize that’s truly grand

  12. Memories of a school field trip to the Lake District , would love to go back for the scenery and be pampered for my 60th

  13. Relaxation surrounded by beautiful scenery and to cap it all a sail on the lake.
    What more could you ask for.

  14. I love the fabulous scenery in the Lake District, also the beautiiful peace and tranquility

  15. Ooh this would be a perfect way to spend our 39th Wedding Anniversary relaxing enjoying the Lake District with our favourite thing wine & delicious food…so keeping my fingers crossed

  16. The variety of things to see and do make this wonderfully picturesque and welcoming place to spend some quality time. Fresh air and nature are the best medicine for mental and physical health.

  17. Many years since I visited the Lake District. I remember it well as we ended up at Carlisle hospital as our 2 year old had a broken leg. Dad was carrying her to feed some horses, he tripped and her leg got broken. The hospital said keep her off her feet-as if!! Well she wore out the first plaster cast and had to have it replaced. Still all well 48 years later

  18. I particularly enjoy getting away from the main Lakes towns – the less beaten track is so much more enjoyable. Using my National Trust membership there are a number of free car parks.

  19. Love to go walking and exploring in the Lake District but never explored the water on the Windermere Steamer. Always on the lookout for new experiences

  20. So much about the Lake District that I enjoy. Everything from walking to sightseeing and delicious food in fantastic locations.

  21. Been many times but always offers different views and colours according to the seasons, something which is worth returning to as often as possible

  22. Visited several times but always looks different according to the seasons,making going back a pleasure every time

  23. Never been to the lake district. It sounds beautiful and I would love the opportunity to go.

  24. I always associate the Lake District with space and serenity, despite the 1000’s of visitors each year. There is always somewhere to find a moment of peace and tranquility, be it on the beautiful lakes or in the surrounding forests and mountains. Heavenly 😍

  25. Pure air, clear water, dramatic views and a sky that stretches to infinity. Smiley laid back welcoming people and the amazing food they produce. Sleep the sleep of dark skies, full stomach and a total sense of wellbeing. Love it, love it, love it….x

  26. The beautiful scenery bringing back childhood memories of many visits as grew up in Kendal – The Gateway to the Lakes!

  27. What I would most enjoy about the Lake District would be the scenery, the clean air, the food, the wonderful choice of attractions, especially Beatrix Potters house and the variety of things to do including walking and best of all pottering!

  28. I love the Lake District! It is so peaceful and picturesque. I really hope I am lucky enough to win this fabulous prize

  29. I would most like the idea quiet and peace of walking by the lake. I have limited mobility but enjoy a walk on the level.

  30. What an opportunity to revisit this place with my husband who lost his son 16 years ago . This was a place they both loved so much and where his son was so very happy in his short life.

  31. The beautiful scenery and tranquility of the Lake District relaxes me whenever I have visited.

  32. Last time I went to the Lake District I got food poisoning at the beginning of the week. My memories of Windermere are not good and it would be lovely to replace them with happier ones.

  33. I’ve heard that it’s so relaxing so I would enjoy walking in the area and taking in the fantastic views

  34. Love the Lake District & Beech Hill Hotel – been visiting since I was about 10 years old!!

  35. Love visiting the Lake District and the Beech Hill Hotel – been visiting for a loooong time!!

  36. I love the Lake District, we usually visit at least once a year. It was the first weekend away that I had with my husband before we were married, and we like to celebrate our Anniversary with a trip to Bowness and a meal in one of the lovely restaurants

  37. It’s a while since we have holidayed in the Lake District, or even been for a day trip. I think it’s easy to forget the treasures we have close to home. It would be a so lovely to sail across Windermere and absorb the scenery, stroll through the streets and end the day in a comfortable and welcoming hotel.

  38. It looks a serene location and the facilities hold everything needed for a magical few days. I would love the pure luxury of a trip like this to relax and be indulged from start to finish. The boat trip on the lake would just add the final touch.

  39. I love the Lake District. As a young adult, I made good use of Wainwright’s guides to explore the hills.
    As a parent, I introduced our children to them too. And now, as a grandparent, I’m enjoying rediscovering the joy of exploring the landscape with our grandchildren. Never during the summer season though. Too many drivers cluttering up the roads! Autumn, Winter and Spring though, then it’s a joy!

  40. We’d most love to go walking and see the sights and views you can only reach on foot. The Lake District is such a stunning place.

  41. It’s years since I last visited the Lake District and then it was only a short trip with a baby in tow so we didn’t see very much. I keep meaning to go – for the natural beauty (obviously), sketching opportunities, the heritage and to experience the fine dining restaurants that seem to have sprung up in the area.

  42. It doesn’t matter how you get here by train to Windermere or in the car, as you roll down that hill and into Bowness the stress suddenly leaves you body like an evil spirit and magic happens, it can be raining or just dull but your elated because you’re here, you settle in at your accommodation in the knowledge that you’re in good hands, a warm welcome, hearty grub and a tincture or two will see you off too bed with a smile on your face. Tomorrow’s another day a Lake Cruise, a trip up to Keswick or a visit to the new boat museum or just more you time, the point is once you’re here you can forget about anything else and simply sit back and enjoy.

  43. Beauty, tranquility when you need it or people if you need them!
    One of our outstanding areas in the UK 🇬🇧

  44. There is so much variety in the Lake District. You can have peace and quiet, or activity , the buzz of attractive towns, excellent hotels and many restaurants.

  45. Love the Lake District, so much variety, up hills and down dales. I have also done the Lake District Challenge for charity, walking all around Windemere for 2 days, 26 miles each day.

  46. I’ve never been! Can’t believe it. All that beauty, fresh air and, relatively, so close. You’d be silly not to wouldn’t you.

  47. I have never ever been although I have been all around the areas.Now living in wales I have been put off the travel but this would be the incentive I need.

  48. The land of poets,peaks,pastures – pure perfection! A great antidote to living in an urban sprawl.Can’t wait to reconnect.

  49. I would love to win this, and hope for good weather. The Lake District is so beautiful, but last time I visited, it rained all the time. Of course, that’s why the lakes are there …

  50. The Lake District is outstanding for its natural beauty, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, beautiful places to visit – lakeside, country walks, towns and villages.

  51. The setting and scenery of the Lake District never fails to please and impress. Every trip is memorable.

  52. We have been to the Lakes every year and it holds fond memories of restorative breaks. The beauty of the area helped to heal my soul following a period of grief.

  53. Such a magical part of the world. Haven’t been for so long so would love to visit and soak up all that beauty again. So good for the soul, even in the rain!

  54. Great area. Lots of links to us and where we live. All streets in our area named after places in Lake District and my husbands name is Crook, also in Lake District. I now have a photo of my Crook standing by the town sign of Crook. Made his day!

  55. Ah yes…went to Lake District many years ago, and would love to re visit but this time be driven in luxury, as driving far nowadays isnt an option in my car

  56. My Friend talked of a breakaway to the Lakes and it would be great to surprise her with this lovely gift.

  57. My husband and I love to visit the Lake District with its beautiful scenery, we normally only visit for the day. This would be a wonderful break for us both, the hotel sounds and looks amazing.

  58. What a great prize. The best part of the UK, with lovely ever-changing views, from the lakes, to the hills, mostly covered in splendid green trees. Spend an afternoon on a steamboat followed by a cream-tea. What could be more enjoyable!

  59. I enjoy the amazing hill walks and views in the Lake District but haven’t been for years.

  60. My “happy place”. Secluded when I want it. Bustling and busy if I want it. Outstanding views, well known places, secret places too. Welcoming people, something for everyone.

  61. Beautiful scenery with choices of whatever you wish, just chill or get out and about. Been a very long time since we last visited. A wonderful prize !!

  62. We’d love to visit the Lake District again, haven’t been for quite a while and there’s so much to see and do. A trip on the steamer would really be the icing on the cake, fantastic.

  63. Looking forward to some amazing scenery and exceptionally good food
    And also relaxing in the wonderful spa

  64. The Lake District is very special for my wife and me as we had our honeymoon there in 1974. We have been there a few times and a very special place for us.

  65. Teh lake district has always been a relaxing place to be, hardly been out since covid so a break would be nice.

  66. Living in Northern Ireland I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the Lake District but I’ve always wanted too .

  67. I’ve visited Windermere and Keswick recently, the Cumbria fells provide a picture perfect backdrop to the lakes, it really is unique, it just encompasses a quiet and tranquil nature from a more distant time. It’s unspoilt nature makes it the ultimate restorative retreat. Would love to sample these delights once again.

  68. Walking in the footsteps of Wordsworth is always a joy! It is a dramatic and stunning combination of fells and lakes which enhances massively your well- being and connection with nature.

  69. The stunning scenery, lakeside walks and the added bonus of the trip on the lake all make the Lake District an attractive destination. I really welcome the chance of a few days away in this area, it would be superb and very beneficial.

  70. The Lake District is so unique with not only the beauty of the lakes but the surrounding mountains add up to fantastic scenic viewing.

  71. We love the breath taking panoramic views over the lakes when we are walking around the Lake District

  72. The variety of the lakes, the fells, the woodlands and villages make it a great place to visit and walk.

  73. I’ve only seen the Lake District on the telly or in a book.
    But I’ve always wanted to go and wander round to have a look!

  74. The beautiful scenery, the stunning lakes, boat trips, wildlife, friendly people, walking opportunities, escapism, and the unpredictable weather.

  75. Have never been but have always wanted to go to the Lake District to soak up the beautiful scenery.

  76. Such beautiful scenery. Lakes and mountains are a winning combination. My husband is a keen photographer, and finds reflections irresistible.

  77. Such a beautiful part of the country for walking and unwinding – it is definitely time I revisited it for the breath-taking scenery and stunning contrasts of water and vegetation.

  78. At 88 years old I have never visited the Lake District. Would like to visit before I can no longer travel

  79. The air in the Lake District is crystal clear and it feels like the cobwebs are dusted from my brain – plus I sleep like a baby in the quiet

  80. We would love to revisit the Lake District. And revisit places we went to when our daughters were still living with us

  81. I would love to visit the Lake District, they are so beautiful and spectacular. Famous for the natural beauty.

  82. Wonderful prize!
    The majestic scenery and tranquility of the Lakes and Windermere are always worth a visit!

  83. A fabulous location for walking and water sports plus a great looking hotel to chill out in after, or instead of, a day’s activities.

  84. The Lake District is such a beautiful part of the country which I have always enjoyed to visit

  85. I am 78 and “The Lakes” have always been part of my life—so many memories. My husband had a boat on Windermere and used to take our grandchildren skiing and my father fishing. I would like to go on the steamer again and scatter a few of my late husband’s ashes on his beloved lake. I would take my granddaughter because she has been such a comfort to me since he died (she was only 8 then). She is now nearly 12 and is very grown up and she would SO enjoy Beech Hill.

  86. I have a fantastic friend living in Windermere, so a catch up would be brilliant and as others have suggested the winding down into beautiful landscapes and pathways ♥️

  87. The Lake District is impossibly romantic. Fierce and beautiful and brings to mind Wordsworth and his poetry. A trip on the Steamer is a must as it takes you back in time to experience the beauty of the Landscape.

  88. We love the Lake District bit would be a relaxing break with wonderful scenery and some down time.

  89. A relaxing break with my sister who works for NHS to enjoy the scenery and food of the area

  90. The sublime scenery and all activity around the lakes. I love to re-read Wordsworth’s ‘Prelude’ sitting on the shores of lake Windermere and hearty Lakside fare in a local pub!

  91. The loverly fresh air and beautiful scenery of the area and the peace and quiet it is still possible to find even though it is getting busier and busier

  92. The beautiful Lakes full of Majestic beauty sweeping history and unrivalled scenery. A place to revitalise for sure

  93. Love the Lake District but when I’ve been it always rains! Like to go and see it with some sun shining, at least for some of the time.

  94. A walk by the lakes, followed by a spa experience, then a sumptuous evening meal just about sums up my idea of heaven

  95. The hotel looks wonderful and a trip on the Steamer would be the icing on the cake 😍 sounds like a dream holiday away from it all !

  96. I would love to win a trip on the water,we took a friend onto Windermere years ago and she loved it.It would be nice to do it ourselves.

  97. My husband and I had our first holiday together in the Lake District 28 years ago but we’ve not been back since. We’d love to have the opportunity to go back and relive our youth!!

  98. I used to visit the Lake District every year with my husband and two friends. Now I am the only one remaining. It would be really nostalgic to return and enjoy this wonderful area again.

  99. Just love the beauty of the lakes first thing in the morning as the sun rises and there is no one else around

  100. Peace, lakes, stunning scenery and a wonderful base… what more could you ask for. Yes please!!

  101. An iconic area for those who love peace and quiet and beautiful scenery.
    Where better for a relaxing break?

  102. The Lake District is a special place, wonderful walking in the hills and a steamer trip on a lake.

  103. I would most enjoy everything to do with nature in a different part of the UK to where I live. Birdwatching, finding different plants, fungi, insects, and anything else. Of course, the scenery and peacefulness would be a huge contributing factor.

  104. The Lake District. Funny name that as, strictly speaking, there is only one body of water there that is actually called a lake. The others being generally known as waters. Still, never mind as it is a particularly lovely part of the world and what is not to like aout a voyage on a Lake (!) steamer. The hotel looks rather spiffing as well.

  105. The peace & tranquility in a geological wonderland, with the draw from the combination of scenery & nature leaving you in awe.

  106. I enjoy the wonderful scenery and walking opportunities that the Lake District offers, along with some good hotels to act as bases for trips out. I am more familiar with the northern lakes than the southern ones so if I were to win this prize that would redress the balance somewhat.

  107. To sit on the waters edge and listen to.tje sounds of the birds while taking I’m the majestic scenary…maybe with a chilled glass of white in hand!

  108. The Lake District is always the perfect place to rest & recuperate. The gorgeous lake, walks, natural beauty and fabulous stays.

  109. The Lake District – Its a glorious green space where you can go to lose yourself in peace and tranquillity amidst the beautiful mountains and lakes, somewhere you can relax and find yourself even in the crowds of people that flock there every year.

  110. I love the lighting and the fresh smell you get in spring just after rainfall. I love that there are still places where all you can hear is birdsong and sheep. I love the colour of the bracken in Autumn. And I love that, wherever you go, muddy boots are accepted as the norm!

  111. Outstanding scenery, lovely country walks, and beautiful accommodation to relax at the end of the day.

  112. Incredible scenery that just makes you want to stop and stare. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Whether sun or rain waking up in the Lake District makes your heart happy x

  113. Fresh air and lovely scenery plus a Booth’s and a Lakeland (two of my favourite stores) next to each other by Windermere station 😀

  114. I have never been to Lake windermere I’ve always wanted to visit this beautiful place so this would be nice to win

  115. I think with the Beautiful scenery and the choices of whatever you wish, we’d just chill or get out and about. Been a very long time since we last visited.

  116. I haven’t been to the Lake District for a few years now and we have some friends living in Carlisle so I could kill two birds with one stone by visiting again!

  117. For me, it’s the ever changing scenery, the peace and quiet, splendid views, challenging walks, gentle strolls, good pubs – it’s got everything. The weather doesn’t matter, it’s always a joy to be in the Lake District.

  118. I’ve only ever been to the Lake District once on a day trip, so I did see much of it, would love to see a lot more of it.

  119. I have only ever been to the Lake District once on a day trip, didn’t see very much of it, so I would love to see a bit more of it I believe it’s a beautiful place.

  120. I would love to win a holiday in the Lake Distruct. My wife and I have been married for over 50 years and would love to return to the Lakes, probably Britain’s most outstanding place of natural beauty.

  121. Have been to the lake district only once but the scenery was breathtaking would love another chance to see the amazing scenery again. Would be a super prize

  122. I have only visited the Lake District on a whistlestop day trip from Blackpool so would love to return to see more of this beautiful part of the country at a more relaxed pace.

  123. I absolutely love visiting the Lake District and have visited many times over the years. I enjoy putting my walking boots on and going for a walk. I love the small towns which serve delicious foods, ice creams exploring independent shops. In summer I often camp and in the cooler months I stay in cosy b&b with log fires. There is so much to love about the Lake District and every time I visit I find somewhere new.

  124. Lake District has been on the top off my list to visit ever since moving to the UK but life got in the way – this would be amazing to win!

  125. The Lake District offers amazing opportunities to walk in a beautiful area. The views are stunning !

  126. Being surrounded by beautiful nature, fresh air and the vast lakes allows me to reconnect to nature, cleansing my soul and topping up with beautiful energy, would be fulfilled by spending time in the Lake District

  127. I would love to visit the lakes again , it’s such a beautiful place to visit and I love taking photos of the scenery .
    This looks like a fabulous prize to win ! Fingers crossed and good luck everybody x

  128. The magnificent mountains, standing on top of one after a long hike up is so exhilarating. Its like being in another world.

  129. Love the Lake District for the peace, beautiful scenery, good food in many hotels, cafes and restaurants and the walking, couldn’t wish for better

  130. So much to see & so much to do in our beautiful country with the chance to chill out & relax at the Beech Hill Hotel & Spa, amazing!

  131. My favourite memory of the Lake District is staying with friends near the Dolly Blue Works and exploring EVERYTHING! What a wonderful place!

  132. I would enjoy the sense of freedom as I stride across the hills and mountains. Gazing at the lakes in the distance and listening to the sky larks dancing in the sky x

  133. We are regular “Staycationers” but somehow I have never visited the Lake District despite visiting every other corner of the country. My wife watches TV programmes featuring the area, saying “we must visit there” but we never do, this Hotel Break seems to be the ideal “starter Break” for us to fall in love with the Lake District, Lake Windermere and the Beech Hill Hotel.

  134. The lakes of course, the mountains, the pretty towns and villages, clean air, walks, views to gaze on, bird song, craft shops, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and my childhood memories of day trips to the Lakes. How I miss you. How I love you.

  135. The Lake District is not only a beautiful area it is also very calm and relaxing. The natural world is in abundance and as my wife and I enjoy walking there are only a few places in the U.K. that can match this wonderful place.

  136. Not tto far to travel to see this beautiful scenery and what looks like a beautiful hotel

  137. Haven’t been for years, would love to try some of the delicious pub food we sampled on our last visit; had the best lasagne I’ve ever tasted in a dusty little pub in Keswick, full of farmers and locals-we stuck out like a sore thumb, but they were friendly enough!!

  138. Would be good to visit again. Only been once thirty year ago. It was stunning then but would like to see more lakes

  139. Hi. Last time I visited the Lake District-nearly 50 years ago- I slept on a building site in Kendal and spent all my holiday money on breakfast to warm up. How I would love to go again to make more- but different memories.

  140. Would really appreciate a break in The Lake District to benefit from the stunning scenery and wonderful fresh air.

  141. The scenery of the lake district is amazing, but also the warm welcome of the people. There is so much to do from stunning walks, relaxing boat trips, and visiting famous homes and castles. It is hard to pack it all in.

  142. From the scenery to everything Beatrix Potter and the wonderful gingerbread in Grasmere, love all parts of the Lake District! Go every chance I get when visiting the UK.

  143. Dave and I would love to win this idyllic break on the banks of Lake Windermere, the scenery, the walking area – a beautiful relaxing break at Beech Hill Hotel and Spa would be the icing on the cake if we won this prize. x

  144. Have never been …. But other half has …. And now so excited …… after five years holiday less we are going up to the Lakes for a few days. Oh wow!

  145. I’d love the scenery as I’ve never been before, but have always wanted to go after seeing many beautiful pictures of the Lake District

  146. The photography opportunities are amazing. I still have some great panaramic shots from 40 years ago! I hope to take some more.

  147. What I love best about the Lake District is the contrasts of scenery with mountains and lakes and the great food in great pubs.

  148. Love exploring everywhere on foot, such beautiful scenery and stunning lakes. It can be busy but there is always somewhere where you can find peace and tranquillity.

  149. Love this site. So much useful travel information. Thanks for running the Lake District competition, the scenery is fabulous.

  150. Dramatic scenery, lovely picturesque villages to visit and wander through then return to the homely hotel to complete the escape from your more mundane passage through life.

  151. Lake District – picture postcard hills and dales. Verdant and inviting. Always feel better following a visit.

  152. I participated in Trekfest years ago in the Peak District to raise money for the charity my employer supports. It was a 25km trek and was one of the most challenging activity I’ve ever done in my life.

    It wasn’t a time to rest so while I was blessed with views while on trekking till this day I’ve been looking forward to the opportunity to visit that region again.

    The Lake District on the other hand has fantastic landscapes and the views are endearing and I am looking forward to visiting for fun and relaxation.

  153. The Lake District is such a beautiful, scenic part of the UK. I love visiting the area and feel sad when the time comes to leave. So many interesting places to visit using Windermere as a base, Coniston, Ambleside, Kendal are well worth seeing .

  154. Beautiful countryside and amazing views. Super dog friendly and just the best opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy! Would love to be part of such a fantastic prize.

  155. I’d love to take my paddleboard and visit as many of the lakes as possible to get a whole different view of the stunning landscapes

  156. Having spent our honeymoon in the lakes . Staying I might add in my parents touring caravan, it would be lovely to go back and stay in a hotel and re-visit some of the places we saw. After 45 years I dare say a lot has changed.

  157. Walking amongst the stunning scenery and enjoying seeing how the light and cloud shift across the mountain tops. Then settling down with a good meal or beer in a local pub. I wouldn‘t mind a trip to one of my two favourite eateries either – cheese and onion pie and chips in the market square Keswick or a delicious Turkish meal at Aspava in Cockermouth

  158. Having grown up in the north west I have fond memories of holidays in the Lake District – it’s wildly beautiful and has the friendliest of people – you’ll always be made welcome!

  159. I haven’t been to The Lake District for years! It’s time I reconnected to this amazing part of the country.

  160. Just to wander in the beautiful scenery & find peace & quiet.
    Escape the noise & bustle of modern life,heaven.

  161. Only visited in the winter.
    Would be nice trip in summer and a totally different experience. Love the stunning countryside and the quaint little villages with antique shops and lovely cafes…

  162. The British lakes always bring you home.
    I live to travel around the world, but the British lakes bring a special magic x

  163. I would love to revisit the Lake District. I went there as a child with my parents over 40 years ago….I can still remember the walks and the fresh mountain air…..
    I went back about 20 years ago with a friend…it’s so scenic…we went to Wordsworths cottage and it reminded me of poetry at school…in a good way

  164. We are planning a UK tour and this would be a great addition – another great prize from Silver Surfers

  165. For me, I would value the beauty and tranquility of this break. I have never been but I only hear great things!

  166. It has everything- walks,culture,crafts, shopping, sailing and much more. It’s only a few hours away.
    What’s not to love🥰

  167. The Lake District is such a wonderful place to visit. It is full of beauty and peace with so many opportunities to spend one’s time. Walking the hills, being on the water or just sitting looking at the wonderful views – there is something for everyone. I can’t wait to get back there.

  168. The choice of challenging and not so challenging walks. The stunning scenery makes the effort so worthwhile

  169. Would love to revisit the beautiful Lake District and go back to the Beech Hill, where we spent our honeymoon over 40 years ago!

  170. One of my favourite parts of the UK – have visited many times over the years and never tire of it. So very beautiful!

  171. Far too long since we visited the Lake District. Must go again soon. We live in a beautiful country and now I can’t get affordable travel insurance to go abroad after being diagnosed with cancer. Good job we have some beautiful memories of past adventures.

  172. Absolutely beautiful scenery, the steamer trip would be wonderful,topped off with the stay,
    What a fantastic break.

  173. It has always been on my bucket list to visit. Such a beautiful location. It is my 60th Birthday this Year and to win and celebrate there would be awesome.

  174. I honeymooned in the Lake District over 60 years ago. We pitched tent on a campsite in Borrowdale and had a wonderful holiday, walking, climbing and even swimming in the very cold lake. Unfortunately our marriage didn’t last but my memories of the beautiful scenery remain. I have visited several times since but I have never revisited Borrowdale and would love to see it again, but to have dinner in the hotel rather than in a tent!

  175. I last visited Windermere as a child (a long time ago). I remember going to Beatrix Potter’s cottage – I loved her stories! As an adult I’m sure there is a lot more to enjoy but it would really be a trip down memory lane for me.

  176. Would love to visit the Lake District again, the last time was over 20 years ago, with 2 small boys in tow! We remember the beautiful scenery and the still waters of the lake, & a peaceful place to relax.

  177. The Lake District.
    A place of beauty and serenity.
    Perfect for mentally switching off from the stresses of life and taking a moment to reconnect with the nature on our doorstep which connects to the wider world.
    And what better than to have comfy accommodation already arranged by Silver Travel Advisor. No searching or booking hassles.
    It’s like having your very own travel concierge.
    Now, if only they could do the packing for you, and have the house cleaned while you’re away too…..!

  178. Such a treat to win a stay in the Lakes.Especially, would love a Windermere cruise with my hubby.Ues please.

  179. “wouldn’t it be loverly!”
    ….What a lovely way to have a well deserved relaxing break, yes please 🙏

  180. Windermere & Ambleside in the Autumn are simply THE most beautiful places, the colours are simply amazing! I would love to return here again, as I haven’t been for many years, and every Autumn, I wish I had !!! So, yes please !!!!

  181. I would love to take my 2 and 5 year old to visit the Lake District for the first time during the summer holidays 😍🫶

  182. the lake district and all it has to offer is music to my eyes, me, my camera, and perfection

  183. How lovely a chance to relax and unwind in beautiful scenery and hopefully an outdoor cold water swim….heaven.

  184. What a wonderful prize for someone to win. Stunning scenery in a beautiful location and a spa . Total bliss.

  185. Would love to spend time walking in the Lake District and then relaxing at the fantastic facilities Beech Hill Hotel & Spa

  186. First introduced to the joys of the Lake District via the remarkable fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright. That was almost 60 years ago. Scafell Pike, Blencathra, Helm Crag, Skiddaw and more, we’ve walked them all, and in all weathers. Not quite as sprightly now, but still love to ‘potter’, with the added bonus of a relaxing spa and fine dining at the end of the day.

  187. I would wander lonely as a cloud. Its all the rage up there you know. Spa sounds tickety-boo as well. Here’s hoping.

  188. The outstanding beauty of the Lake District coupled with the luxury hotel and spa, what’s not to love.

  189. I am usually hill walking when in the Lakes, so a chance to actually relax & take it easy would be wonderful for a change

  190. Haven’t been to the Lake District for years. Would love to renew visits to places where we went before.

  191. After living in West Cumbria for 8 years in the 1980’s and many happy memories it would be great to return

  192. There are lots of comments here about walks in the Lake District (and walks can be very rewarding). However, for those who are less able to manage distances, or are concerned about their carbon footprint in arriving at places of interest, there’s a great bus network available to help you appreciate the spectacular scenery and take you to fascinating places. With a maximum fare of £2 per journey to the end of October (when it becomes £2.50 for anyone without an ENCT) let’s get our “green” hats on!

  193. We’ve only visited the Lake District once before and it rained all week so much so that we couldn’t even see the hills, so I’d love to return and see the magnificent scenery.

  194. A road well travelled, without time to stop. As we rush through the stunningly beautiful countryside to our journey’s end. Oh to stop and rest a while to experience the my experience to joys of Cumbria.

  195. The lockdowns and restrictions of COVID have made me appreciate even more the chance to get out again and see the beauty of the countryside. I haven’t been to the Lakes in years and this looks like a great chance to get out and breathe fresh air [even if it’s a bit damp!]

  196. To be able to do my favourite activities which are swimming and walking amongst breathtaking scenery

  197. An ideal location to relax and de-stress in , surrounded by natural beauty whilst enveloped in comfort .

  198. The Lake District is beautiful and best scenery by far
    but after a wet day’s walking relax in Beech Hill’s Spa!

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