It’s warming up for a beautiful bank holiday weekend in the Lake District– the lake has started to sparkle, the blossom is out and the locals are shedding their winter fleeces!
Now is the time to plan a get-away-from-it-all break in the Lakes and there’s lots going on. We’ve created a ‘Top Five’ activity weekend that will tick all the boxes – relaxation, culture, food, fun and festival.
Friday, 4th May: Arrive at your chosen bolt hole and find one of the hundreds of cosy pubs and inns that are serving hearty mouth watering local produce washed down with your chosen real ale or a hearty glass of red. A good choice of local establishments can be found in The Good Dining Guide.
This weekend sees the official opening of Lowther Castle & Gardens as it open to the public for the first time in 70 years. The castle and gardens at Lowther stand on a limestone escarpment at the Northern edge of the Lake District National Park.
Take a leisurely late afternoon cruise – enjoy the late afternoon sunshine on England’s largest lake, right here in the heart of the Lake District. Windermere Lake Cruises offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours.
Why not book yourself a Sunday Stroller ticket for the Keswick Jazz Festival. With over 100 events between 3rd and 6th May, there is a huge variety of traditional and mainstream jazz from internationally acclaimed artists.
Book a learn-to-wakeboard session at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre. A team of enthusiastic and experienced instructors using established training methods will have you gliding across the top of the lake within your first session. For those who enjoy a more leisurely pace, why not hire a canoe or kayak and discover the parts of the lake inaccessible by car.
So, still time to throw a few things in your weekend bag and head of to your country retreat.