The Top 5 most beautiful winter views in the Lake District


The Lake District is covered in frost at the moment and we've rounded up our favourite views which capture the Lakes in all its sparkling winter glory! 

Elterwater in the snow

Elterwater is a series of three small lakes near Elterwater Village and are a short drive away from Ambleside. In the winter, whooper swans arrive here from Scandinavia and Siberia and you can take in the most spectacular frosty views which from the northern and eastern shores. Just look at this winter reflection.

Chinese Bridge at DerwentwaterThe Chinese Bridge is at the head of Derwentwater. It takes its name from its beautiful curved shape and crosses over the River Derwent. The bridge forms part of the footpath around the Lake and is well worth a visit at this time of year. Click here for our cottages nearby in Keswick.

Thirlmere from Helvellyn in the Lake District

Thirlmere is a stunning reservoir with a dam at its Northern end. The Western side of Thirlmere is the perfect place to explore with its quiet lakeshore paths and forest trails. If you follow the road on the western side, you can take in this incredible view across Thirlmere to Stybarrow Dodd and the waterfalls of Fisher Place Ghyll.

If you head to the Boardwalk at the south of Derwentwater you'll see the glorious frost covered marshes. The footpath is raised up on boards over the marshy ground and brings you out onto Borrowdale Road.

The Scafells from Three Tarns

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and provides one of the most breathtaking views in the Lake District. Wainwright describes it as being "...every inch a mountain" and at this time of year, this is what you'll see, a frosty masterpiece. Click here for our cottages nearby.