The range of things to do in the Lake District include river cruises between Lake Windermere and Coniston to Llama trekking across Penrith. As we start the year as we mean to go on, here are just some of the events in the Lake District in 2018.
If you already have tickets, look for accommodation in the Lake District as soon as possible, hotels in Windermere and other popular destinations book up months in advance.
Events in the Lake District in 2018
Ok you can of course go on a walking tour of the Lake District whenever you fancy. It could be a self-guided or joining a group. If you are looking for someone to show you the way, then there are a number of one off guided walks to keep an eye out for all year round.
The Three Peaks Challenge
This is the ultimate test of stamina and endurance for those who like hiking their way through the mountains. The aim is to manage all 3 peaks within 24 hours, often in aid of charity. It includes Mount Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland. With Scafell Pike being the one in the middle, drop by for a spa session in Windermere, after all those legs aren’t going to massage themselves.
Winter Skills Course
Speaking of climbing mountains, maybe carry out this course before you set off on the Three Peaks Challenge. It will teach you everything you need to know about surviving your walk up in the mountains. Incidentally the best time to do the challenge is between June and October, giving you plenty of time to get the Winter Skills Course under your belt.
It’s no surprise they advertise it as “the most scenic UK marathon”. Windermere is one of the most naturally stunning landscapes in rural England. It takes place in 2018 on the 20th May. You may have already booked your place but have you got somewhere to stay? If you choose a boutique spa hotel in Windermere, you can relax those muscles after the event by jumping into a heated hot tub.
Great North Swim
It’s not only outdoor hot tubs that get you wet of course. After all the vast bodies of water make the Lake District famous. So if you’re a keen swimmer, fancy a dip or are just looking to watch, the Great North Swim takes place weekend commencing the 8th June.
There are a good selection of music festivals in the Lake District. These range from folk weekends near Windermere to Kendal Calling. There’s no doubting It’s one of the larger festivals and takes place the last weekend in July.
Rock the Fells
The other end of the scale is the community led Rock the Fells festival. Although dates are currently TBC it’s one to keep an eye on. If you’re after an alternative to camping, then check in to a luxury Spa hotel. You can always pitch a tent in your private garden!
Where to stay during Events in the Lake District in 2018
If you are planning a trip to the Lakes, why not book into the Windermere Tranquil Retreat for a taste of luxury and your own private hot tub?