3 Reasons to Visit the Lake District this Winter

Now, we’ve been rambling on for months about how beautiful our home is during the Summer. But, wow, is the Lake District something to behold in the Winter. Mist topples over frosted mountains and a quiet, crisp air floats from through the land. It’s the most refreshing time of the year. And, as peak season has come to a close everywhere is oh so quiet. Well, some of the time.

For four days in November, the Kendal Mountain Festival enthralls the Lakes. From the 14th - 17th over 40 authors, poets, writers, and artists come to celebrate all manners of art. All in the aim to inspire people to explore, enjoy, and represent mountains, wilderness, and their culture. It’s a festival of cultural pride that anyone can attend. Individual events require separate tickets, which means you can tailor your experience!

Moving into December and further north, we reach the Windermere Christmas Celebration (14th & 15th December). A brilliant excuse to get up to Windermere lake (like you need one), this celebration is only a 19 minute drive away. Meet Santa and his reindeers as they fly into town! Enjoy live entertainment, the best local and festive foods, market stalls, and the all new ice-rink! Better yet, entry is absolutely free, so get into the Christmas spirit in the Lake District.

Alternatively, let the goat take the strain with a lake cruise and guided tour.  Our friends at Mountain Goat have introduced a south lakes winter special, which meanders into the Langdale valley, stops off at Blea Tarn for mulled wine and mince pies and finishes with a lake cruise. They will even pick you up at Castle Green, so no hassle of parking your car. 

Looking for something a little more timeless? A relaxed break where you can do whatever whenever the mood strikes? We understand. Stay at Castle Green, Kendal and have close access to Sizergh Castle. With it’s Wonderful Wildlife Walk guide, which can be found online, you can witness stunning views of the surrounding countryside, including the Lakeland Fells, Pennines, and Morecambe Bay.

The walk is 2.5 miles over mixed terrain and should take around 2 hours. Then, finish up the evening back at our hotel where you can warm back up with a luxurious bath, delicious locally sourced meal, and cozy bed.

Book our winter offer from £99 per couple per night bed and breakfast or stay on a Sunday night from only £130 per couple to include dinner too! Book online or call our team on 01539 734000.