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Visiting the Lake District in Autumn/Winter

10 things to do in the Lakes in Autumn/Winter

Take a leaf out of our book and plan a visit during autumn & winter

1. Explore the Lakes on 2 wheels with a cycling tour (or hire a bike and go for a spin at your leisure). 

2. Go Clay Pigeon Shooting. Whether you're a pro or a newbie, it's a fun activity all year round. 

3. Make your own gin. We probably should have opened with this. Scavenge the hedgerows for crab apples, blackberries, rosehips & sloes.

4. Learn to sail or hire a boat on Lake Windermere. You couldn’t wish for a more stunning backdrop! 

5. There's nothing more refreshing than a winter walk. Take a look at these guided walks and don’t forget your flask of hot chocolate or mulled wine. 

6. Finish off that walk in a cosy winter pub. Enjoy a pint of local crafted Cumbrian ale by a roaring fire, or take a brewery tour. Cheers!

7. It may be a little early, but the Lake District is a great place for Christmas shopping. You’ll find many Christmas markets all over the Lake District but check out our nearest in Ulverston, Windermere & Kendal.

8. Go fishing! Book a guided fishing day so you don't feel like a fish out of water, and you'll be reeling them in before you know it.  

9. Head off-road and enjoy the thrill of twists, turns and straight open paths on a Segway Experience at Go Ape Grizedale. 

10. Snag a fantastic deal! Snuggle up in front of a log burner in one of our 3-holiday cottages from just £16 per person per night. 

Lake District cottages from £16 pp/pn

Fabulously gorgeous with the most Instagrammable New England interiors, log burners, alfresco fireplaces and Egyptian cotton sheets, you can expect the perfect home from home. Each of our three cottages can sleep up to 8 (maximum 6 adults). 

Autumn Getaways (September to October) 
4 nights in a Nest from £700*  

Winter Getaways (November to February) 
4 nights in a Nest from £500* 
*These prices are available on mid-week stays (Monday to Thursday) excluding school holidays 

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