Best Days Out in the Lake District

Cumbria sits along the England and Scotland border, steeped in history and home to the Lake District, making it a holiday hotspot in the UK. So what could you be doing when out in this peaceful part of the country?

Hadrian’s Wall – 52 min drive from Landal Whitbarrow

Discover the famous wall which stretches 72 miles from coast to coast, dotted with forts, towers and turrets. Find out what it was like living in Roman Britain and soak up the incredible views across the rugged landscape.

Plenty of walking trails along the wall make it a great excuse to get outside and take in some history.

Lake Windermere – 1h drive from Landal Whitbarrow

The largest lake in England is very popular, and it’s easy to see why. 10 miles long and a mile wide, the lake is the perfect place to visit for watersports, relaxing boat rides on classic steamers, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding or just strolls in the picturesque surroundings.

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Keswick – 20-30 mins drive from Landal North Lakes

Keswick has plenty to see and do. From rock-climbing walls to The Puzzling Place (a place that “exposes your visual floors”), breweries and cafes to the Keswick Museum, you’ll find something for everyone here.

There is amazing food and drink on offer in this area, with plenty of pubs and restaurants waiting to showcase their cuisine to you. Derwentwater is a particular highlight in Keswick, another lake with islands, including one with an 18th-century Italianate house.

Aira Force Waterfall – 15 min drive from Landal Whitbarrow

If you enjoy photography or just want a cracking pic for your Instagram, this is the place to go! The National Trust park is impressive with its Victorian styling, arboretum and rock scenery, making it a beautiful place to get back in touch with nature.

Head here with a picnic as you’ll want to sit back and relax with the therapeutic sound of the waterfalls rushing, birds singing and squirrels scurrying through the trees.

Ullswater – 15–30 min drive from Landal Whitbarrow

Of course, we have to mention the second largest lake in the area. The crystal clear water creates stunning reflections, making it another destination to take your camera for some shimmering pictures. It’s also home to a curious fish called the skelly.

Head to the southeastern shore for the best lakeside walk, between Howtown and Glenridding, where you’ll find cracking views across Ullswater’s best side.  

Whinlatter Forest – 30 mins drive from Landal North Lakes

This World Heritage Site offers adrenaline-pumping mountain biking, rare wildlife, relaxing walks and adventure play, making it an ideal family-friendly location.

Its higher altitude provides unrivaled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick, not to mention the thrilling mountain bike trail, which is the longest in the Lake District.

Looking for more inspiration? Here are some more scenic activities you could do in the UK.

Go Ape Whinlatter

A bonus activity for Whinlatter, who doesn’t enjoy a bit of high wire fun? Definitely, a place to visit with the family, test your nerve as you climb high into the trees and zip wire from height. All set within the beautiful woodland.

Solway Coast –  30 min drive from Landal North Lakes

This Area of Outstanding Beauty is well-known for its dunes, cliffs, coasts, wildlife and spectacular landscapes. If you’re looking for peace, tranquillity and landscapes aplenty, this is the place for you. Silloth is the main seaside resort to visit, where you can grab a coffee, bite to eat and enjoy traditional seaside activities.

When heading to Cumbria, there are plenty of activities to do, wonderful places to see and lots of nature to immerse yourself in. And with Landal North Lakes and Landal Whitbarrow, luxury accommodation is central to all of this.

If you have any locations you think we should include in our lists, let us know!