Having a weekend away can revitalise the most jaded of individuals, but the choice of where to go can be overwhelming. For many, a weekend in the Lake District is pretty high on their bucket list.

This most scenic of regions has a plethora of exciting and interesting activities, to see and do. The most fascinating and accessible lake areas are listed below. Others include Grasmere, Buttermere, Ullswater and Langdale.

Explore Coniston

Coniston Water is a gorgeous lake and the ideal starting point for all kinds of boat tours. It has its own Boating Centre, which caters to those who are looking for the thrill of a motorboat, or others who may prefer the more sedate pursuit of kayaks and canoes.

There are plenty of photographic opportunities, particularly encompassing the Old Man of Coniston, a mountain on the western shore.

Visit Windermere

Windermere is the most popular area of the lakes and is home to Ambleside, known as the starting point for taking a scenic stroll or simply exploring its many quaint shops and restaurants. Lake Windermere itself has 18 islands, each one having a mysterious folklore tale associated with it. Families are not forgotten, with an adventure playground to explore, and the Lakes Aquarium on hand for a fun day out.

Discover Derwentwater

More active individuals will enjoy taking the eight-mile walk around the shores of Lake Derwentwater. Those who prefer a gentler option can take the Keswick Launch, which allows visitors to hop on and off, combining a day of walking and sailing. More unusual attractions include a visit to Honister Slate Mine, an afternoon at the climbing wall, or boarding a Segway to conquer the more challenging terrain.

Time to get packing, and make the most of a weekend in the Lake District, another activity to tick off the bucket list.


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