Regardless of your age, gender or the type of activities you enjoy, there is something for everybody to enjoy on a holiday to the Lake District, Cumbria. The unique and picturesque landscape and scenery provide an ideal backdrop for the perfect holiday that offers a diverse range of experiences for holidaymakers.
Explore the Outdoors
Enjoying the wonders of the outdoors is an activity that all visitors should undertake when visiting this area. For the less energetic, a slow-paced stroll is the ideal activity. The Lake District is also a dream destination for the experienced hiker or rambler as the terrain in the Lake district varies extensively from soft grassy areas to rough, mountainous areas. For those looking for an adrenalin rush, choose from climbing, abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking, kite surfing or horse riding. A fantastic attraction for anybody who is not afraid of heights and is willing to try out a new experience is Go Ape. This fun forest adventure includes rope bridges, zip wires and a ‘Tarzan Swing’.
Take to the Lakes
The main attractions of the Lake District are the lakes. There are nineteen main lakes in the Lake District, each offering their own features that appeal to different people. While some people prefer to simply admire the beauty of the lakes, it is possible to experience them in many ways. A leisurely boat cruise or participating in some water sports are just two of the possibilities. A further option is to take a train ride along the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway.
Where to Stay
Whether you are looking for accommodation that offers luxury or prefer to self-cater in a Cumbrian cottage there is plenty of choice available, depending on what you expect from your holiday and what your personal needs entail. It is worth looking around to consider your options and to find the best travel deals you can to suit all your requirements. Deal Zippy is a great place to start as not only can you find some fabulous deals on accommodation, you may also benefit from the deals on experiences and activities in the area.
If you are travelling with children you will need to make sure you find activities that keep them entertained. The Lake District is a wonderful destination for families because there are so many things you can do together. Aside from the delights of the outdoors, there is plenty more to entertain your children with. The Lake District is the home of Beatrix Potter, the author of many famous children’s books, such as Jemima Puddle Duck and Peter Rabbit. A visit to Brockhole- The Lake District Visitor Centre will teach your children about Beatrix as this was the former home of her cousin Edith. Other options include visiting the Greendale of Postman Pat or meeting Thomas the Tank Engine at Ravenglass Railway.
The Lake District is a wonderful destination for your holiday as it has everything to meet your needs. Whether you are traveling alone or with a family, adventurous or looking for a relaxing holiday, taking a trip on a budget or looking for luxury, the Lake district has something to offer you.