50 days in Lake District Itinerary

50 days in Lake District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake District journey planner
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Windermere
— 17 nights
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Ravenglass
— 15 nights
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Penrith
— 17 nights
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Windermere — 17 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kids will enjoy Lake Windermere and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Langdale (Bowfell Mountain & Angle Tarn), Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Mountain Massage Company). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and stroll through Tarn Hows.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary builder.

London to Windermere is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenglass.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Ravenglass — 15 nights

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. Kids will enjoy Haystacks and Mellbreak. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, contemplate the long history of Eskdale Mill, take in the dramatic scenery at Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Hardknott Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravenglass online day trip planner.

Drive from Windermere to Ravenglass in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Penrith on the 14th (Tue).
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Penrith — 17 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Family-friendly places like Aira Force Waterfall and Aqua Sana - Whinfell Forest will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Cockermouth (JB Banks & Sons & J.B.Banks and Son Ltd) and Bassenthwaite (The Lake District Wildlife Park & Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and browse the different shops at The Rheged Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ravenglass to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can take a train back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.