Enjoy the rich diversity of experiences to be had in the south of the Lakes. Our experts reveal what to do

At first glance, you may think that the South Lakes lacks the drama of the northern portion of the Lake District. We urge you to look again.

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The area around Coniston and Windermere is a fabulous combination of gentle slopes and lake shores against a backdrop of the Langdale and Scafell pikes. There’s something for people of all ages, making it just right for family holidays.

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The South Lakes has been a popular destination since the 19th century, when people seeking a tranquil break from the stresses of urban life fell in love with the district. And that appeal continues today, thanks to the area’s majestic mountains, dramatic skies and the still waters of the mirror-like lakes themselves.

The South Lakes is one of the most beautiful regions in the country and, as part of a national park, it is there for all to enjoy. Whether your ideal holiday involves energetic walks and cycle rides, or a bit of sightseeing and gentle lake cruises, this area is a dream. What’s more, take a caravan and you can stay cheaply, right in the heart of it. With the South Lakes on your doorstep you are guaranteed a glorious break – just look out of the window and start.

The knowledge

  • Tourist information
    • Bowness-on-Windermere
      • Glebe Road
      • Tel: 01539 442 895
    • Coniston
      • Ruskin Avenue
      • Tel: 01539 441 533
    • Grasmere
      • Red Bank Road
      • Tel: 01539 435 245
    • Hawkshead
      • Main car park
      • Tel: 01539 436 525
    • Windermere
    • National Park Authority
  • Public transport
  • Useful websites