Top 5 reasons to visit the Lake District this winter

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If you're looking for a break away, the Lake District is a truly special place right now. Winter is a wonderful season in the Lakes, with snowy peaked mountains, cool fresh air and bracing walks to enjoy. Plus, it's a little bit quieter at this time of year so you'll be able to explore the sights without the crowds. Here's out top 5 reasons to visit the Lake District in winter.

Elterwater in the snow

The scenery right now is amazing! When the sun is shining and the sky is blue, the views over the lakes and mountains are captivating. One of our favourite places to visit on a crisp winter's day is Elterwater in the Langdale Valley. The small lake is half a mile away from Elterwater Village and during winter you'll miss the crowds strolling down to the lake edge. Click here for our cottages nearby in Ambleside.

Great Gable in the snow

Walking in the Lake District is a highlight for most visitors and walking on a crisp, winter's day is an amazing experience. The sound of the leaves crunching under your feet and being the first to leave your  footprints in the snow are things you will remember forever. The view of Great Gable from Allen Crags is beautifully majestic now.

Beer next to an open fire

What could be better than savouring one of Lakeland's local ales in a traditional pub, listening to the local folk. After a fresh day of walking, there's nothing better! The Dog and Gun in Keswick is a great place for a pint and it's pet-friendly too so the dogs can warm themselves up by the fire. For more information about Keswick click here.

King Kong Climbing Wall in Keswick

There's so much to do if the weather turns and you fancy an indoor pursuit. Head to Keswick and spend an afternoon at the new King Kong Climbing Centre (adults from £7, children from £4.50). The centre has some incredible activities from seriously challenging indoor climbs, a cave, an ice wall and play areas for the little ones. To view our Keswick Cottages, click here.

Wood burner at Hillcrest

Of course, winter is also the perfect time to tuck yourselves away in one of our cosy Lake District cottages and warm up in front of an open fire....bliss! View all of our cottages here.