Lake District Drives Blog

Lake District Drives Blog

Summer 2022

It’s summer 2022 already! Time flies. Always a busy time of year in the Lake District with the peak in visitor numbers and so many attractions and activities available. The last 2 summers have been badly affected by Covid restrictions and a lot of visitors staying local unable to go abroad. This summer it feels […]

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Spring 2022

Hello spring 2022! Easter is always a good turning point in the Lake District year with spring in full bloom and all attractions opening up or opening longer. The weather might still be changeable but a later Easter this year at least means more daylight and more opportunity to explore the area and discover more […]

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Audio Lake District Drives

Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel around the Lake District with your very own tour guide telling you about every attraction and landmark along the way and every turn you need to take. Well now you can do exactly that with brand new Audio Drives! In partnership with Voicemap, the drives are voice […]

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Winter 2021/22

There’s a lot to be said for visiting the Lake District in winter. There’s a lot less other visitors than the rest of the year for a start so its easier to get around and visit attractions. Yes you will need to wrap up warm but a crisp and sunny day with snow on the […]

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Autumn 2021

Autumn is a magical time of year in the Lake District. The autumn colours are awesome and can be enjoyed throughout the area with deciduous woodland and seasonal vegetation covering large parts. It’s always better to see it on a sunny day but autumn can still have plenty of those and even some warmth on […]

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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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