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Cumbria / Lake District

The Lakes is a vast, beautiful area of Cumbria that encompasses the well-known south lakes, seaside towns and fells that have inspired endless poets and painters. The historic landscape is famed for its dramatic vistas, crisscrossed by networks of dry stone walls and numerous traditional towns and villages that invite endless exploration. The Lake District National Park was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2017.

Hire a boat on the lake

FROM £40 1 - 2HRS

Venturing to The Lakes is popular with locals and holiday guests alike. Hiring a boat for an hour or two is an excellent way to enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Windermere. Full instructions are given and dogs are welcome onboard, pre-booking is essential especially in high season. If you don’t fancy skippering the boat yourself the Windermere ferry is also an excellent way to enjoy the lake.

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Kirkby Lonsdale

Sharing dishes or Michelin stars

Local restaurants vs L'Enclume

Many foodies will enjoy the delights that nearby Kirkby Lonsdale hold. Tapas style dishes at Number Nine are a favourite with many of the team. Plenty of excellent pubs can be recommended and for finer dining enthusiasts there is nearby Hipping Hall or a bit further afield in Cartmel the Michelin starred L’Enclume.

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Rydal Water Circular Loop

2.8 miles 673m ELEVATION 1.5 - 2HRS

The Rydal Water Circular is a 4.5 km walk in the Lake District that sets out from the village of Rydal and leads you around the edge of a scenic lake. While out on the trail, you can enjoy picturesque landscapes across the water such as the peaks of Loughrigg Fell and Nab Scar. The walk is through a variety of terrain, woodland and open spaces. Ideal for most levels of walker from beginners to families.

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