Spring breaks in the Lake District to rejuvenate mind and body

Crummock Water Spring breaks

As the temperatures rise and nature comes alive, there’s no better time to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District.  A Spring break in this picturesque region of England offers a perfect blend of outdoor adventures, stunning landscapes, and charming villages.

Spring promises new beginnings and the Lake District is the perfect destination to marvel at the changing of the seasons.  The fields are carpeted in spring flowers including vibrantGlencoyne-Ullswater-Wordsworth-daffodils-11 daffodils, it is easy to see how William Wordsworth found inspiration for his famous poem and the fields of Bluebells stretching down to Crummock Water are a sight to behold.  Watch the frolicking lambs enjoying a game of tig as you make your way to the mountain summits in the warm spring sunshine, from where you can marvel at the shimmering lakes below.

The Lake District slowly awakens from its winter slumber and there is a new sense of adventure in the air.  Water sports become that little bit more appealing in the lakes warmed by the spring sunshine, summit picnics with breathtaking vistas are worth the climb and the welcoming pubs invite you to finish your day in the beer gardens enjoying a ‘pint with a view’.

There is so much to see and do in the Lake District you will need to return to fit it all in, it always amazes me how the changing of the seasons affects the same view in a totally different way, making it appear like this is the first time you have laid eyes on the emerging scene in front of you.

So apart from the numerous walks with breathtaking scenery, what else is there to see and do in the Lake District on a Spring break.  Below are just a small amount of our favourite activities.

  1. Take a lake cruise, most of the lakes offer cruises, relax as you are taken around the lake and marvel at the scenery in front of you.Aira Force Ullswater
  2. Play a round of golf, with a number of golf courses throughout the area, each hole offers stunning scenery and the 19th hole is the place to sit and reflect on your game.
  3. Take a trek either on horse back or walk a llama, the views are amazing and the animals have a way of calming mind and body.
  4. Learn a new water sport at one of the many activity centres around the Lakes, try canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing to name a few.
  5. Pack a picnic and set off to one of the many parks, let the kids paddle in the river while you set up your feast.
  6. Visit the Brockhole Visitor Centre with lot of fun activities for the kids and adults alike including go karts, adventure playground, caves and kayak tours.
  7. Swing through the trees at Go Ape, Whinlatter Forest, or head off in search of the Gruffalo or test your mountain bike skills on some of the best trails in the national park.
  8. Who doesn’t enjoy fish and chips followed by an ice cream at the beach, Cumbria has miles of sandy beaches, linger long enough to witness some of the most amazing sunsets.
  9. Visit Aira Force, Ullswater, wonder through the woodlands to the waterfall and continue up to the pools at the top, soak tired feet before continuing to the summit.
  10. Explore a stately house and garden with choices ranging from Lowther Castle, Muncaster Castle and Holker Hall, each with a little extra to ensure even the kids enjoy their adventure.

In a nutshell, spring is natures promise of new beginnings and is your cue to get out and explore new summits, take on new challenges, try new water sports, try a new restaurant but most importantly enjoy being witness to the marvel of nature which helps rejuvenate mind and body and helps you emerge from your own winter slumber.

Find the perfect cottage for you and your friends and family to enjoy a Spring break here.  https://www.cumbriancottageholidays.co.uk/cottages/


Lambs in spring sunshine