Beautiful views and stunning lakefront trails make the Lake District a fantastic scenic walking destination.

From watersports to alpine adventures, the incredible landscapes found in the Lake District make it one of England’s top travel destinations. Whether you’re visiting for fun and sun or relaxation, this charming part of the country is sure to satisfy.

To help you plan your trip, we’ve listed five of the best activities to experience in the Lake District. From sports to snacks, read on to learn more about the Lake District’s best offerings for visitors and locals alike.

1. Scenic walks

The Lake District is home to some of England’s most beautiful scenery. From lengthy hill climbs to short lakeside walks, stretching your legs on a scenic walk is one of the best ways to see Britain’s top travel destination away from the hustle and bustle.

As well as a wide variety of short-distance walks around Lake Windermere, some of the best walking trails in the Lake District can be found on the Easedale Tarn, Orrest Head, and Catsbell Lakeland paths.

2. Watersports

From sailing to jet skis, canoeing to windsurfing, the Lake District is full of fun water activities. Lake Windermere, the most popular lake in the region, is the area’s capital of watersports, offering everything from waterskiing to scenic sailboat trips.

Although speed restrictions make it difficult to enjoy many watersports close to the area’s major towns, the inner areas of Lake Windermere are popular with jet skiers, wakeboarders, and other action sports fans.

3. Churches and castles

View some of the Lake District’s historical buildings on a tour through the region’s churches, castles, and historic structures. Whether you choose to visit the beautiful Cartmel Priory or the ruins of Kendal Castle, the Lake District’s huge assortment of historical buildings is enough to keep any history guru occupied.

4. Dine and drink

Home to some of England’s finest restaurants, the Lake District is the perfect place to relax with good food and great drinks. From local beers to exotic wines, many of the region’s top restaurants are stocked with an extensive selection of drinks.

From famous deserts like the Kendal Mint Cake to delicious local delicacies, the Lake District is a wonderful culinary destination. Loosen your belt and empty your wallet as you sample some of the country’s finest treats.

5. Visit a museum

The Lake District is home to a wide variety of museums, zoos, and other educational attractions. From the Windermere Aquarium to Kendal Museum, the Lake District is one of the best places in the country to expand your local knowledge.

This article was written by South Lakeland Parks, the Lake District’s top holiday park company. Visit their website to learn more about England’s top tourism destination.