Why and when to visit
If you like outdoor activities such as hiking, this is one of the best places to visit in the UK for a long weekend. Unlimited hiking routes to explore, starting from every small village.
Avoid winter time and periods that the daylight is 08:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Let’s admit it! It is way too cold to head out as early as 08:00 a.m and you will end up being slightly stressed when the sun is going down( I was!), trying to make sure you are on the right path home. So choose spring or summer time.
Getting there and around
Good news :), there is a train available to get you there. In this case, it’s better to book a hotel at Windermere and get Virgin trains from London Euston. The journey is about 3-4 hrs. You can always drive if you prefer.
Pub food is very good in many places and the staff is way more friendly than London.
Any B&B should do really. Depends on your budget.
Other interesting stuff
The gingerbread as a hiking snack.