The Lake District is stunning in the autumn. The landscape is full of golden colours and splendid autumnal scenery, and the fact that it’s a little chillier means that there are fewer crowds, leaving you to explore this beautiful national park at your own pace! At the Days Inn Kendal, we believe that the autumn is the best season to discover the lakes. Below we’ve listed some ways in which you can make the most out of it:
Grizedale Forest is situated near Hawkshead in the southern Lake District and boasts a mix of pine forest and oak woodland, as well as its famous sculptures that are dotted throughout the forest. There are some excellent walking and cycling trails, both of which are suitable for all abilities. These allow families to fully explore the splendour of this enchanting forest and see some spectacular views across the fells.
From the 15th – 18th November, the Kendal Mountain Festival takes place. This festival welcomes thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every year to celebrate mountain culture and adventure through film, art and literature. It is the biggest event of its type in the world, a reason alone to come and see what it’s all about!
Experience the tranquillity of England’s largest and finest lakes this autumn. Wrap up warm, sit back and relax on a cruise of Lake Windermere, taking in the incredible views. Alternatively, head to Ullswater and jump aboard one of the ‘Steamers’ for a fabulous cruise on England’s most beautiful lake.
There’s something quite magical about being in a castle on a cold and wintry day and in the Lake District there are plenty to choose from. These are accompanied with glorious gardens and parkland, perfect for an autumn walk. Explore the medieval house of Sizegh and its rich gardens, take in the world famous topiary gardens of Levens Hall, and discover the haunts and history of Muncaster Castle, as well as its striking 18th century gardens.