Regardless of time of the year, the Lake District is an ideal destination for both weekend getaways and family vacations, allowing travelers to explore one of the most beautiful regions of Britain. In autumn, Lake District short breaks are a wonderful chance to take in spectacular scenery with the blend of colors and sunny days, while winter is a great time to find yourself in a cozy hotel with the snow falling outside, or enjoy a walk in the white fields. Those giving preference to adventurous kinds of sports will be offered excellent facilities for water sports, mountain biking and climbing.
Whether it is Ullswater or Ambleside, Newby Bridge or Keswick, Grasmere or Penrith that you choose to stay in, Lake District short breaks are ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation, offering you a unique opportunity to visit picturesque towns and villages, view the stunning landscapes and experience the charm of Cumbria first hand. There is a wide variety of landscapes, ranging from open moorland, woodland and marshes to limestone pavement, small tarns and large lakes, seen as habitats for many wildlife species, including one of the last remaining areas where the rare red squirrel can be found.
Home to the highest mountain and the largest lake in England, the Lake District is also recognized as the largest concentration of common land in Western Europe, totaling 2,290 square kilometers. The distinct character of the area comes from its rich history, with fields lined with hedgerows and dry stone walls, making the landscape perfect for viewing. Land types are varied, from breathtaking mountains to sandy beaches and beautiful lakes.
The largest, as well as the most famous lake in the district is Lake Winderemere, followed by such great lakes as Buttermere, Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Haweswater just to name a few. These water areas are of great importance for local wildlife and are home to such species as charr, schelly, vendace and crayfish. The rich forests of the area of covered with liverworts, mosses, ferns and lichen and are recognized as the fantastic environment for native fauna and flora species.
The diversity of lodging, dining and entertainment options makes the Lake District an ideal destination for different kinds of holidays, whether it is an overnight stay, short break or longer vacation. Regardless of what type of activity you may enjoy, available here is an endless list of activities for you to enjoy your stay in the Lake District to the utmost.
The area is the birthplace and home to mountaineering along with an array of other great outdoors, notably hill walking, biking, horse riding, horse racing, golf, bird watching, cycling, hot air balloons, scenic railways and a great number of water sports. Travelers in search of something less energetic, will be pleased to take a stroll around the charming towns and villages, enjoy a boat ride on one of the scenic cruises or shop in a variety of stores.
The Lake District offers an array of opportunities for shopping, ranging from large outlets to small specialist shops and specialist food shops for those looking for something unique.