6 great places to visit in the Lake District

If you are planning a visit to the Lake District and you want to explore the great outdoors, here are 6 great places to visit:

Loughrigg Tarn, north of Windermere

Loughrigg Tarn is a natural lake just north of Windermere and just north of of Skelwith Bridge at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. Loughrigg Tarn is a fantastic spot for walking and picknicking, and is undoubtedly one of the Lake District’s hidden treasures. It offers tremendous views of miles of rolling fells, across to the rugged beauty of the Langdale Pikes. The calm tarn boasts clear blue water, which during the summer months is adorned with colourful water lilies.

Gummer´s How, near Windermere

If you want to enjoy stunning sun sets over Windermere, there is no better place to visit for a picnic than Gummer´s How. Visit in the day time and you can enjoy stunning views which sweep north across Windermere. Particularly beautiful in autumn when the trees are changing colour, this is a fabulous part of the Lake District to photograph, so don´t forget your camera.

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Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald is situated towards the western end of Hadrian´s Wall, and is considered to be one of the most picturesque settings along the entire 73 miles of Hadrian´s Wall. The Roman fort stands high above the River Irthing and can be seen from miles around.

High Dam Tarn, Finsthwaite

High Dam Tarn is a typically stunning Lake District beauty spot. This place was once described by Alfred Wainwright, walker and writer of Lake District guides as ´a much nicer place than the over-populated Tarn Hows´, although both spots are quite beautiful. Views from Finsthwaite are amazing, from Lakeside and Newby Bridge to Gummer´s How and High Dam Tarn. The tarn was once used to turn the water wheels at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

Ruskin´s View, Kirkby Lonsdale

This incredible view is arguably one of England´s finest, and this stunning spot, looking over the River Lune was commemorated by William Lakin Turner who painted a picture of the famous view. Another famous local resident, John Ruskin, described this spot as ´one of the loveliest scenes in England.´

Orrest Head, Windermere

Orrest Head is only a 20-30 minute walk from the town of Windermere, and offers stunning views over the lake from the top. This is a great outing for all the family, and there are plenty of places to stop for a picnic on your way up.

Wherever you decide to go in the Lake District you will find a host of great places to hike, walk, climb, sail, go horse riding, enjoy a picnic or simply stroll around and enjoy the stunning landscapes. If you are looking for somewhere special to base yourself in the Lakes, why not book into a luxury Windermere cottage and make the most of your stay?