50 Reasons to Visit the Lake District

The GO Guide to the Lake District: 
50 Reasons to Visit the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the nations favourite National Park, and if you ask many fans of the outdoors it is their go to area of the country for many different outdoor activities. We’ve pulled together a list of reasons you should definitely make a trip to the Lakes this year.


Angle Tarn - Photo Courtesy of Sam @ GO Outdoors Penrith

With the help of our friends at Lake District National Park and Go Lakes, we’ve compiled our top picks of places to visit with your family. Home to countless outdoor activities, from walking routes and cycling trails to rock climbing and skiing, the Lake District serves as an ideal location in which to engage with nature, as well as British culture and tradition. Alongside the well-trodden paths, we have included some of our favourite lesser known routes for you to explore.

Before you go, you’ll need to make sure that you’re fully equipped with the necessary clothing and safety gear – both of which are essential for any trip to the Lakes. Renowned for its changeable weather, particularly high up on the fells, you’ll need to ensure you’ve taken all eventualities into account – this is where our extensive collection of outdoor clothing, rucksacks and sturdy footwear comes in handy.

There’s a reason the Lake District is such a popular place to visit – and that’s down to the sheer diversity of activities you can take part in, regardless of your ability and personal preferences. So whether you’re hoping to try your hand at something new or you prefer to rediscover some of your favourite hidden gems, you’re sure to find a reason to keep coming back to this fantastic location.

So kick start your winter with a trip to the Lake District and uncover some of its best hidden secrets – with our series of winter outdoor guides to the Lakes.

10 walking routes in the Lake District


Cycling in the Lake District – Top Spots


10 fun family activities in the Lake District


10 climbing routes in the Lake District you have to try


10 activities in the Lakes for those looking to try something new

So there you have it – our top 50 reasons to visit the Lake District. Be sure to get in touch with us and let us know what you thought of each of these adventure experiences.

For a full list of some great Lake District Resources, click here.