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Five must do activites while visiting in the Lake District

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  • February 28, 2017

There are hundreds of Things To Do In The Lake District but today we’re going to talk about our top five things that you can do whilst visiting the Lake District:

Go walking with wolves:

You may be alarmed but don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe! This is an opportunity to get up close & personal with beautiful wolves. Walking with the pack for a stroll through forests and backwoods, you’ll be able take in the art of canine communication. It’s up to you whether you’ll participate in the howling.

Let your kids run free around Wray Castle:

Wray Castle in the Lake District is a beautiful landmark on the Windermere shore. However, the name can be deceiving as it is not a real castle at all, but instead a mimic-Gothic private home back from 1840. It is also believed that Beatrix Potter spent a summer there when she was younger. Like her books the Castle has been kept the kids interest in mind too. Instead of ceiling paintings and antiques worth a small fortune you will find dressing up, den building areas and an adventure playground! This would be a great day out for the whole family.

Lake District Hiking:

Loughrigg Fell is the perfect place for all of you budding Lake District hikers & photographers. Despite its size the Fell offers up many winning photo opportunities. The views from the top of the Fell are breathtaking. Getting up to the top of Loughrigg isn’t too difficult to achieve. Starting from Skelwith Bridge and heading north will let you capture the perfect snap of Loughrigg Tarn with Langdale Pikes in the background. Then head up to the summit, a somewhat easy climb, for panoramic views all over Grasmere and Rydal Water.

Visit Beatrix Potter’s 17-century home:

Before her death in 1943, the National Trust were given Beatrix Potters Home, with only one stern request, to leave everything as it was. They honored her wish and the result is this priceless frozen in time antique for lovers of her work. This is one the many great landmarks to see whilst in the Lake District. It’s worth the queue when you get to see where her characters such as Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddleduck & Samuel Whiskers came to life and so many locations that inspired lots of her books’ illustrations.

Stargazing in Ennerdale:

Ennderdale is about an hour and a half away from the Borrowdale Gates Hotel however, the reward is something you will never forget. As long as the sky is clear, Ennerdale is one of best places for stargazing, the light pollution is low which makes it an incredible sight for stargazers. There a few roads but one leads to Dark Sky Discover site which is the place to be for staring at the beautiful night’s sky in the Lake District.

We hoped you enjoyed our top five things to do whilst in the Lake District, come and stay at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel when you’re here for a great night’s sleep and quality food. Call 017687 77204 now!!