Things to do in the Lake District this Summer

If you’re looking for things to do in the Lake District this summer, then as always, there are lots to choose from. So whether it’s a walk in the countryside or a cruise on Lake Windermere, there’s something for everyone.

Go Walking in the Lake District

While staying at our Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel, why not join a guided walk through the Cumbrian Fells. If, however, you’d rather set out on your own, you don’t have to go walk far. Head north of and you will soon be rewarded by the views across Windermere from nearby Orrest Head.

Visit Coniston Country Fair

As well as popular tourist attractions in Windermere, there are also lots of annual events in the surrounding areas. In particular, things to do in the Lake District this summer include all the fun of Coniston Country Fair.

It gives tourists the chance to experience the local traditions of Cumbria, including Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling. Farmers from far and wide also descend on Coniston with livestock and hopes of winning the “Best in Show”.

Camp out at Kendal Calling

As one of the Lake Districts most popular musical festivals, Kendal Calling attracts some of the biggest names in music. This year Kendal Calling features classic artists such as Tom Jones and Manic Street Preachers, playing alongside younger, up and coming bands.

While there’s camping onsite, home comforts at the Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel are available for those travelling from further afield. Giving you somewhere convenient to stay near Windermere train station, either before or after the festivities.

Enjoy Lake District Summer Music

Staying with live performances, if you don’t like the idea of camping, then Lake District Summer Music is somewhat more civilised. Taking place between 27th July and 9th August, there are 40 separate events to choose from.

Spread across the fortnight there are an array of performances taking place, including church recitals and classical concerts.

Book tickets for more than one event and make it a holiday in the Lake District.

Cruise on Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises run throughout the year. However, when it comes to things to do in the Lake District this summer make the most of the sunny days. Evening cruises can combine the beautiful scenery with a specially selected 2-course meal.

If you’re visiting the Lake District on a budget, treat a loved one to a romantic night to remember.

Catch a Steam Train in the Lake District

You don’t have to take the car when going on holiday this year. So why not catch the train instead and stay somewhere near Windermere train station? That way, you can always enjoy a relaxing ride along to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway.

Accommodation near Windermere Train Station

If you’re travelling to Cumbria without a car, then our accommodation near Windermere Train Station is in an ideal location. What’s more, visitors to the Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel can enjoy a comfortable bed at an affordable price.