5 top drives in the Lake District

If you are planning a trip to the Lake District, why not take the time to drive around this stunning countryside and enjoy some of the finest scenery in the UK.

While visiting the Lakes, why not stay in a hot tub luxury cottage in Windermere and make the most of your visit to England’s most beautiful National Park?

Five of the top Lake District drives include:

Coniston to Eskdale via the Duddon Valley

This drive is not for the faint-hearted and includes plenty of challenging mountain roads, but also offers glimpses of some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Enjoy stopping off at one of a number of historic attractions, and also find out more about bygone industries in the area. The whole route is 42 miles long.

Ambleside to Coniston via Windermere

A drive from Ambleside to Coniston via Windermere will take in many local attractions near the great lake, including the Beatrix Potter Attraction and a number of locations associated with the famous children´s author who once resided in the Lake District. The whole trip is just over 37 miles long.

Ambleside to Ullswater via Keswick

The main Lake District route from Ambleside to Keswick is a journey well worth taking. A return via Ullswater and Kirkstone Pass comes highly recommended and you will pass many of the Lake District´s most famous lakes on route. Many of the locations you will pass are linked to famous poet, William Wordsworth who lived most of his life in the lakes, and found inspiration for his most famous poems from the breathtaking scenery. The route is 48 miles long.

Kendal to Windermere

This drive will take you around the south east corner of the Lakes, and takes in some fantastic attractions, and offers some amazing views. If you enjoy walking around historic houses or relaxing in the gardens, visit the stately homes of Bowness and Kendal, also marvel at the Cartmel peninsula and enjoy all of the attractions on the shore of England´s largest lake, Windermere. The drive is just over 48 miles in length.

Keswick to Buttermere via Borrowdale

This beautiful drive takes in the amazing Keswick and Derwent Water, then passes through the breathtaking valley of Borrowdale, up over Honister Pass to Buttermere and through Newlands Valley. The trip is 33 miles in total.

Take your time to explore the Lake District at your own pace and enjoy some of the best countryside and coastal drives in the UK. Why not treat yourself to a stay in a luxury Windermere cottage with hot tub, whirlpool bath for two, log-burning stove and much more.