The Lake District is a mountainous region in Cumbria, North-West England. Nearly all of the Lake District lies within the Lake District National Park, although the town of Kendal and the Lakeland Peninsulas are currently outside the park boundary. It was the second national park to be created in England and is the second largest in the UK after the Cairngorms in Scotland, covering about 912 square miles. It is the most visited park in the UK, with over 15 million people coming to the park to enjoy what it has to offer, every year.
Explore the Lake District
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities in the Lake District
The United Kingdom boasts a huge variety of mountains and hills – rewarding tired legs with space, solitude and spectacular views across the country.
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Gorge walking requires fewer technical skills than canyoning, but can be just as much fun. Climb waterfalls and jump into plunge pools whilst traversing rocky and dramatic gorges.
Everyday Adventure stories from the Lake District
Hiking in the Lake DistrictNavigating After Nightfall
Sailing across Lake WindermereRansome Notes
Exploring the Forests of The Lake DistrictA Woodland Wander
Hiking & Wild Camping in the North LakesRidges and Roads
Campervanning in the Lake DistrictVan Life
Mountain Biking in Grizedale ForestGetting a Grip