Lake District Activities – Things to do in the Lake District

You’ll be certain to find the best places to visit and things to do using our handy list of the top Lake District activities in England’s World Heritage Site.

Hire a boat, or go kayaking on Lake Windermere from Brockhole! 

Brockhole, situated between Ambleside and Windermere, in the Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre. It is set in 30 acres of magnificent terraced gardens and grounds stretching down to the shore of Windermere lake, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.

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Walk with alpacas!

Alpacas are friendly and inquisitive animals and just like us, they enjoy fresh air and exercise. Get a chance to learn their individual personalities by leading your own alpaca on a walk on a number of scenic routes, whilst taking in the stunning backdrop of the Lake District mountains.

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Climb the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike

Standing at 978m, Scafell Pike is the highest point in England.  A journey to its summit and back will likely leave you with blisters and wind or rain-blasted skin. But you’ll also get a stunning view of the National Park and an enormous sense of smugness. Just make sure you prepare properly! 

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Explore the Owl center at Muncaster Castle!

A tour of Muncaster castle will take you through a number of important rooms such as the Great Hall and Library, where you will see a wonderful collection of artwork and historical artefacts. There are also stunning gardens to explore, a maze, the Hawk and Owl Centre, and more!

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Visit a local brewery! 

Hawkshead Brewery is the most successful Craft Brewery in The Lake District. The Hawkshead Beer Hall is open every day to bring you the freshest core range & small-batch beers. Enjoy relaxed tours of the brewery scheduled every day. Walk-ins only!

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