The Lake District Guide

Accommodation in The Lakes - A Complete Guide

A guide to eating out in the Lake District

Enjoy a great day out walking!

Our guides to the best mountain and valley walks in the Lakes include walks for all abilities and fitness.

Things to do, places to go

Useful Lakes information

Great travel websites

Disabled access
If you have limited vision follow this link. You'll find information on ways to enjoy the Lakes.

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* For those who don't yet know the local language:

Fell = hill or mountain

Dale= valley

Beck = stream or brook

Ghyll = waterfall

Water or Mere = Lake

Welcome to your personal and friendly guide to the English Lake District!

Use the menus in the left and right columns to navigate around the site. Please send us feedback on accommodation, events, and any other items of interest!

You can contact us, your Lake District Guides, Rod & Helen, at

Best wishes to you all!

A Great Concert!

Rejoice & Remember 

13/08/2022 19:30 Location: The Priory Church of St. Mary and St. Michael,
Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6QD

The Old London Singers are a group of former university choristers who have come together to perform a concert of English music at Cartmel Priory on 13 August.

The programme spans the 16th to the 20th century and includes pieces by Purcell, Vaughan-Williams, Pearsall and Rutter. Itís a fantastic celebration of English sacred and folk music through the ages from some of Britainís finest and most famous composers. 

Tickets are £10 and are available either in advance from the Priory or on the door. 


New! Lake District Beauty Spot Video

Where would you go if you wanted to see the classic Lakeland view, the one that sums up everything about the English Lakes?

Or if you were buying outdoor gear, where would you go for great personal service and advice - from experts who really know what they're talking about?

What about eating out? Who's in and who's out of fashion? Where can you go for the best pub food? Or an exquisite gourmet treat?

And how can you find the most comfortable and enjoyable accommodation - the place to stay that exactly suits you and your needs? You'd like a romantic weekend away or you just have to have king-size beds? No problem!

We have the answers to these and all your other questions - saving you hours looking around, avoiding disappointment, and simply giving you the best holiday experience you can have!

The Lakes attracts many thousands of people every year, yet the region retains its beauty, charm and tranquillity.

You can easily find yourself alone among some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe, or you can explore the beautiful valleys and little towns with a host of exciting restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries.


Whether you want to trek the high passes of the Lakeland mountains, take a weekend break, or plan a fun day out, we can give you the ideas you need to make any Lakeland trip a rip-roaring success!

You can choose where to go in the Lakes - and, of course, on this website - by clicking on one of the links in the left hand column, or you can take a short cut to see our favourite Lake District places and pastimes in our exciting, handy and time-saving "Top Ten" feature to the right of this page.

Updated: August  2022

Complementary therapists, beauty therapy practitioners in the Lakes, Lake District

Cafes and Bars in the Lake District

Travel Information

For full details of bus, rail & ferry services to and within Cumbria, please telephone traveline on 0870 608 2 608. Lines open daily 07.00 - 20.00 hours.

The Lakes' Top Attractions & Activities

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House

Muncaster Castle

Windermere Steamers

Lakes Aquarium

Ullswater Steamers

Lake District Guiding

Honister Mine Via Ferrata

Kendal Mountaineering Services

The Sheepdog Experience!

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Steam Yacht Gondola

Great Gable on the 19th May, overlooking Kirk Fell and Pillar in the background.

Click on the picture to see the full size version!

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Many of the images at the top of the pages on this website are from Andrew Leaney's website: This is a highly enjoyable website with many of Andrew's walks and photographs. And drone photography seems to be increasingly popular - look at this - for aerial photography  - amazing!

Lakeland places

Thinking of a holiday in Devon?

Lakes walks can be found here.

You can also go here for many more Lake District walks.

And some great mountain walks are described here.


More Lakeland Words.Lake District Social History Baedeker's Guide, 1890

More from Baedeker

A collection of walks in the Lakes, taking you o'er dale and hill.

Top Ten Attractions
What we think might be the most enjoyable, impressive or entertaining attractions in the Lakes!

Lake District Therapists
If you need a massage therapist, counsellor, psychotherapist, or any other kind of complementary therapist, this is a listing of what the Lakes has to offer.

Lake District Photography
Amazing photography that sums up the timeless beauty & essential spirit of the English Lake District.

Lake District Shopping

Lake District Food, Drink & Recipes

Lake District Weddings