Lake District Fells
Explore the Area
Cumbria and the lake district has a wealth of attractions on offer to suit all tastes, from the natural wonders of the lakes and fells to the beauty and rich history of many of the Cumbrian towns and villages. There are a wide range of visitor attractions, from the the mystical stone circle at Castlerigg, near Keswick, the golden sandy beaches Cumbria’s west coast. The Lake District has many famous former residents who have left their mark on their area -
The lakes and hills themselves also offer an outstanding array of activities, from the simple pleasure of walking, to fell running, climbing, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, sailing and canoeing.
On each of our site pages we list some of the best the local area has to offer in terms of attractions and things to do. We don’t pretend it’s an exhaustive list and so we also include links to external sites with more useful local information. If you have a favourite attraction you’d like us to list then please contact us. If you own a visitor attraction, pub or restaurant and would like to have a featured listing on one of our pages, then please see our advertising options for Cumbrian attractions.
Need equipment for your trip to the Lake District? For all your needs, from tents and walking gear to maps and guidebooks, we recommend shopping online at the Helvellyn Walking Gear Shop
Things to do in the Lake District
We also recommend the following links for a wider selection of things to do and see in Cumbria and the Lakes:
Famous lake cruises run from Glenridding and Pooley Bridge via Howtown. Run all year.
The Glenridding Gallery
Showcasing the best of local artists and artisans. Paintings, Photos, Produce -
Catstycam Outdoor Shop
Glenridding and Pooley Bridge -
Threlkeld Mining Museum
3 miles east of Keswick. Family fun includes underground tour and mineral panning.