Top things to do in the Lake District

The Lake District is the most visited national park in England with over 16 million visitors each year.

If you are planning to visit the Lakes, why not stay in a romantic hot tub cottage in Windermere?

The area’s perfect lakes and tarns lay scattered across rugged, emerald green mountains and rolling plains. Those seeking a leisurely yet exciting holiday should look no further. The region, with its stunning beauty, unforgettable scenery and wealth of activities, guarantees that your holiday will be memorable and worthwhile. Here are just five things to do while visiting this wonderful place.

A visit to the National Park is a must-do activity when visiting the region. Located in the idyllic heart, it is the largest National Park in England and the second largest in the UK. The park offers a plethora of activities and recreational options. Visitors can go fishing in the park's pristine lakes and rivers or do some hiking along its countless nature trails while the area's abundance of flora and fauna offers countless opportunities for keen bird and animal watchers. The trails also offer great sightseeing opportunities. From the soaring Scafell Pike to the deep waters of Wastwater Lake, breathtaking beauty and unrivalled scenery is offered at every turn.

With more than 3,500 km to explore, the park is as expansive as it is beautiful and many other activities such as cycling, boating and kayaking are also on offer. The crown jewel of the Lake District, the National Park, is definitely not to be missed. Mountain climbing and hiking are also highly popular. The region offers a wealth of rugged mountains to explore, including the famous Scafell Pike. The area's picturesque landscape, sweeping valleys and furrowed skylines make for the perfect hiking and mountain climbing experience. Catbells and Hayeswater are two especially memorable locations for keen climbers.

Boat trips are a great way to see the many lakes in their true beauty. Boating trips offer breath-taking views of the district's stunning scenery and are an excellent way to relax and enjoy a leisurely day. Windermere, Coniston, Derwent Water and Ullswater lakes all offer boat trips, some with scheduled stops at the pretty lakeside towns. There's no better way to relax and take in the phenomenal landscape than a boat trip on one of the lakes.

Railway tours are yet another great activity in the district. Perfect for leisure travel and sightseeing, they are among the most popular things to do when visiting the area. The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway offers stunning views of Lake Windermere while the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway holds unforgettable views of the district's hills and valleys.

Finally, no holiday in the Lake District is complete without visiting at least a few of its charming villages.

If you are looking for somewhere special to stay in Windermere, book into a romantic Windermere cottage.