The rise of staycation has been around for some time now, with families up and down the country choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays. With so many hidden gems and stunning locations to choose from, it’s no wonder that people are exploring their own country before venturing further afield. It’s easy to forget that the UK has a lot to offer; we may not experience sunshine all summer long, but we’re okay with that.
Now that summer has finally arrived, you may be wondering how you and your family can enjoy it to the maximum. After all, we all deserve a break every now and again! But where do you start? With so many different areas of the country to choose from, with each one offering something unique, you may wonder where you should decide on this time.
One of the most popular places in the UK for summer is the Lake District. An area that really comes into its own during the summer months, the Lake District provides a stunning backdrop for your family’s break. With so much scenery and things to do, it’s the perfect destination for a staycation. Lake District Hotels offer a guide to a unique experience for your next trip.
What does the Lake District have to offer?
Located in the northwest of England, it’s an area that is home to miles and miles of unspoilt scenery and wildlife, disrupted only by market towns and places of historical interest. It is most well-known for its lakes, surprisingly enough, of which there are 16. However, it wouldn’t be the Lake District without its towering peaks. With 10 high mountains and over 200 fell tops, it’s an area of incredible natural beauty.
Perfect for a relaxing retreat, or an action-packed one depending on your preferences, the Lake District National Park covers 26 miles of coastline. Making sure it’s an unforgettable trip, take the whole family or treat yourself to a romantic weekend.
Experience new adventures
Summer in the Lake District is one of the best seasons, just because the weather makes it easier to take part in all the activities on offer. Summer is also the season where many events take place, such as the numerous country shows that occur through August. The likes of traditional country shows, such as the Cartmel and Rydal Shows can prove to be a family fun day out, but if you don’t fancy it, there are still so many alternative options.
The lakes may be incredibly well-known, but we bet you weren’t aware of the multiple waterfalls in the Lake District. Aira Force is probably the most well known, with a 70ft drop. Lodore Falls cascades over a distance of around 100ft and are particularly spectacular after a period of heavy rain; for once, you might welcome the drizzly weather!
For unique memories to bring back from the Lake District, you may want to keep a keen eye out for rare wildlife. Whether you’re hiking up one of the many mountains, cycling along winding paths or strolling the edge of a lake, the Lake District to home to countless types of animals.
Red squirrels can be seen all year round in the woodlands, as can red deer, while buzzards and kestrels may be spotted during your hill walks; listen out for their call. There is also a rumour going around that the area is home to the last remaining golden eagle in England!