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Winster & Lyth Valleys Drive

In the far south east corner of the Lake District, sandwiched between the southern half of Windermere lake and Kendal, you will find the picturesque Winster and Lyth valleys. Despite being within the National Park and so close to some very popular areas, these two adjacent valleys are not well known amongst visitors and you […]

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Summer 2021

19th July 2021 was the day England finally saw an end to formal Covid restrictions. Although cases continue to rise and there will be plenty of people who are wary of letting their guard down too soon. Lake District attractions, accommodation and food venues may still have their own procedures in place and even if […]

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Car park locations & status

Finding a parking place can be tricky in the Lake District, especially at peak times. A number of car parks described in this website are at popular locations that can fill up quite early in the day. The good news is that many of these locations, especially in towns and villages, have alternative parking nearby […]

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Spring 2021

Spring has sprung and Lake District Drives are open again! Sort of. We can drive around but many attractions are yet to open or haven’t fully opened due to Coronavirus restrictions. We are yet to see if all attractions, hospitality venues and facilities included in Lake District Drives will fully reopen following such a long-enforced […]

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Winter 2020/21

Winter is always the quietest season in the Lake District, but the scenery is no less dramatic. In fact, a crisp sunny winters day with snow on the mountain tops is a difficult spectacle to beat. A number of attractions also stay open throughout the winter with visitors continuing to come in normal times. It […]

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Autumn 2020

In some respects summer 2020 was a success in the Lake District with plenty of visitors enjoying the area once the initial Covid-19 lockdown was relaxed. Despite the weather doing its normal thing of deteriorating through the summer after such a nice spring. Plus travel restrictions preventing the normal influx of international visitors which meant […]

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Kentmere and Longsleddale drive

The 16 featured Lake District Drives visit many parts of the area and include many of the attractions but there are still a number of more peaceful and isolated areas that are worth a visit. The beautiful adjacent valleys of Kentmere and Longsleddale are such places. Both valleys feed the River Kent upstream of Kendal […]

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Summer 2020

Not your typical Lake District summer. Covid-19 has obviously made a big difference to the area with very few visitors prior to July and many businesses struggling to reopen. Things have certainly picked up through July since hospitality businesses reopened and you might struggle to find accommodation with so many folks visiting the area and […]

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Satellite Navigation

Satellite Navigation is a very common technology nowadays with no end of sat nav devices having no end of brilliant features to help you find your destination and useful information along the way. Many even have live road conditions so you can try and avoid traffic jams or closed roads for example. Many vehicles have […]

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Lake District Drives are open!

Lake District Drives are open! Well sort of. After too many weeks being completely closed to visitors the Lake District is slowly beginning to open up again. Of course there is a long way to go until we get anywhere near ‘normal’ and many attractions and businesses remain closed for a few more weeks at […]

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