Springtime in the Lake District

What better place to celebrate the start of a new season than springtime in the Lake District? It is of course a popular tourist destination at any time of year, especially in those summer months, but who wouldn’t want to visit all year round?

As we start to come out of those cold and wet winter blues, it’s time to think about taking an early holiday. The start of spring is certainly as good time as any. With almost a quarter of the year already gone by the end of March, a weekend break in the Lake District is certainly needed.

What will the Weather be like in March?

Yes that is of course a question we would all like the answer too, but with the unpredictable British weather we just don’t know. Nearer the time perhaps check out the forecasts for the weather in the Lake District, they’re certainly getting more accurate.

As a general rule, the end of the winter season and the start of spring in the UK brings with it a mild daytime and a little more sun. Temperatures may well still drop after dark and the risk of rain can still be on the cards.

That doesn’t mean you can’t still have plenty of fun though, especially if you’re renting a cottage in the Lake District for the weekend. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, take a dip in your private hot tub and forget about the outside world.

How busy is it in the Lake District in Spring?

Peak season runs from around late April to early October, so if you book for the start of Spring you could get a good deal. Families in the UK will book trips away around school holidays. If you’re staying in a cottage in the Lake District during March you can manage to escape the children.

The most popular destination in the Lakes is Bowness-on-Windermere. Given the volumes of tourists that descend on Cumbria all year round, if you’re looking for a quiet time then book a hotel suite with your own private garden.

Nature and Wildlife during Springtime in the Lake District

As the days get longer with Spring Equinox (Tuesday 20th March), nature and wildlife in the Lake District comes alive. It’s the perfect time to search for red squirrels, daffodils and bluebells or for bird spotters to point to the skies.

Things to do in the Lake District this Spring

March is a great time to rent a cottage in Windermere or book into a relaxing spa retreat. It can be hard going under foot in the winter, but the start of spring is the perfect reason to go out walking. Hike across the fells or take a bike ride around Coniston water. One thing’s a must though, make sure you hop on a boat and enjoy a river cruise to Windermere – maybe even treat yourself to a spa session while you’re there.

Still thinking of visiting the Lake District this Spring? Why not book into a luxurious Windermere cottage with access to spa facilities included, along with your own private hot tub?