The Lake District truly has something for everyone! There are so many things to see and do, such as enjoying some of the most romantic places you can visit in the UK with your partner to visiting The World of Beatrix Potter or partaking in water activities. Enjoying the Lake District also means, of course, exploring the dramatic beauty all around you, especially in spring and summer!
After all, the flowers will be in bloom, the trees and the plants will be a vibrant green, and the wildlife will be out in force. Take a look at some of the prettiest locations in the Lakes to visit this season:
One of the most picturesque towns in the Lakes, Grasmere is a one-of-a-kind place you should definitely visit! Grasmere is located at the food of striking fells, which provide spectacular views and truly breathtaking photo opportunities; the town also has its own lake where you can hire colourful wooden rowboats, and many quaint shops and pubs, where you can purchase the famous Grasmere Gingerbread.
You can also visit Wordsworth’s grave in the churchyard and the poet’s home, Dove Cottage. With such enchanting landscapes, extraordinary views and natural beauty, Grasmere should not be missed by anyone visiting the Lakes!
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Another place that is fantastic for photography is Castlerigg Stone Circle. This is one of the most beautiful locations in the Lake District, as well as one of the oldest circles in the UK – the 38 stones of the circle were put up around 3000 BC by Neolithic inhabitants, making this a great place for history buffs as well!
Castlerigg Stone Circle is set against the striking background of Helvellyn and High Seat, so you can stop for a while and relax while breathing in the beauty, culture and history of the area.
While not everyone will want to climb it, since it stands at 978m, no one will be able to deny its dramatic beauty when they visit the Lakes. This is the highest peak in England, and only experienced hikers tend to climb it. Should you choose to do so, you’ll be treated with panoramic views of the Lake District, as well as of Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and Ireland, if the day is clear enough!
The quickest route to the summit will take around two to three hours, but reaching it will certainly be worth all the hard work.
The Lakes are one of the most diverse and spectacular places in the UK, so it’s not surprising that many people choose to visit it at all times of the year! However, during spring and summer, you’ll see a different side to them and will be able to admire the colourful beauty that these seasons bring.