It’s a fact! At the exact moment that the northern hemisphere is most tilted towards the Sun, the northern hemisphere experiences its summer solstice. The further North you travel, the more hours of sunlight you’ll see and where better to enjoy midsummer’s eve than in the beautiful English Lake District?
Once the preserve of Pagan rituals, the Summer Solstice is now an event shared and enjoyed by everyone from romancing couples to rambling families. Whether you are looking to plan a romantic wedding proposal as the sun rises or simply to create memories that will last a lifetime, there are a host of opportunities just a short drive of Kendal. We’ve listed just a few to wet your appetite:
As part of their 85th Birthday, Friends of the Lake District are inviting people to join them for a celebratory Summer Solstice Walk to the summit of Lattrig, a perfect destination to enjoy the spectacular views of the Northern Lakes.
Summer Solstice Moonlight Swim at Newby Bridge:
This is a wild swim in darkness with only your glow sticks and the lights on the buoys to guide you, Pure Swimming” at its finest! It is a non competitive event and swimmers have a choice of how many laps they wish to do in 30 mins. Wetsuits are optional. Entry Includes an event swim cap, event medals to all who finish and a glass of Pimm’s to all swimmers.
If you fancy enjoying the lake at a more sedate pace, you can mark the occasion with a boat trip by Windermere Lake Cruises. No matter where you start your journey, Ambleside, Bowness or Brockhole, the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District will inspire you and stay with you forever.
However you choose to celebrate the light, let us make it make it an extra special event with one of our luxury Lake District breaks. Arrive to a bottle of chilled Prosecco and a luxury box of chocolates, enjoy a three course meal in our award winning two rosette Greenhouse Restaurant or Alexander’s, stay overnight in one of our Garden View bedrooms and tone up your summer body with unlimited use of Pulse Health and Fitness Club.
Always book direct for the best deal available or to tell us about any special requests.