8 reasons to indulge in a short break in the Lake District
| 27th January 2020
If you’re looking for a break away like no other, then the Lake District is a must for you to experience.
The Lakes has some of the most stunning views that Britain has to offer and is undoubtedly a celebrated place to visit for a rural escape with rich literary culture and vast countryside greenery, with more than eight reasons to visit.
Peaceful beauty spots
From Grasmere villages with quaint tea shops and stone cottages to Castlerigg Stone Circle and Shap Abbey – there are countless beauty spots to stop at on your travels through the Lakes. With each place holding its own piece of history, it can be a beautiful and overwhelming experience, particularly for those escaping from busy city life.
It’s a foodie haven
Cumbria on a whole boast classic British dishes from Cumberland sausage, cottage pie and heart-warming custard puddings. There’s a selection of cosy pubs and tea rooms that serve quintessential and classic pub grub, or you can choose to fine dine at Michelin star restaurants to experience elegant dishes from legendary chefs.
It’s best enjoyed on foot
The Lakes is best known for its obscure trails and famous walking spots that offer unparalleled, breath-taking views. There’s a variety of trails to follow, from a gentle two miles to a more challenging 7.5 miles in the heart of the Lakes in Windermere if you fancy a full day in the fresh air and travelled footpaths.
It’s a photographer’s dream
The vast countryside and miles of unspoiled rural walks will ignite your creative spark, with many tourists snapping photos on their adventures throughout the Lakes. For avid landscape photographers, it’s a must to visit and experience these views, if only to tick it off your bucket list and add a selection of photos to your portfolio.
Step into the spa on your doorstep
There are a healthy selection of five star luxury Lake District cottages to browse through online and choose from, with many of them offering hot tubs in chalets, cottages and converted barns, so you are your loved one can enjoy a peaceful getaway filled with self-care and relaxation.
It’s perfect for couples
Whether it’s an escape for the weekend or a weeklong break away from the kids, any excuse for some time in the idyllic landscape is a good one. Many couples note the Lakes as a brilliant place to unwind and destress from the hectic life that full-time work and constant noise can create, as well as being a great opportunity to reconnect with each other.
Escape the clutches of technology and social media
A digital detox is something many of us aim to do but always find an excuse to avoid and keep connected 24/7. By being offline even for a few hours a day, this will allow you to embrace the beauty of the Lakes even more by being present in the moment and tuning out of social media.
There’s a selection of New Year’s parties
At the lakes, you can celebrate in peace, style and beauty at many private events or simple stay indoors by a wood burning fire with your loved ones on a rural escape. But there’s a few places to visit that are public New Year’s celebrations if you want to mingle with the locals: Visit Keswick to gather in front of the tower in the town centre as the clock strikes twelve, or head over to a fire work display at a selection of hotels throughout the area and across the lake shore.