The Lake District is the UK’s largest national park. While the county is commonly enjoyed during the sunnier months where the skies are clear and the greenery is in full bloom, it has a different charm during the colder months. 

The temperature may be colder during winter, but you shouldn’t let this keep you from touring around the Lake District and enjoying its beauty! 

In the sections below, you will find five of the many reasons why visiting this beautiful area every winter is a great decision.

1. You Can Have As Many Peaceful Winter Strolls As You Want 

The stresses of your daily life, along with your responsibilities at work, may have exhausted you by the end of the year. If you’re the type to recharge from peaceful walks, you’ll find the healing you need in the Lake District. 

Tarn Hows, in particular, is the best place to go if you’re longing for a peaceful stroll. This is an area in the national park that has plenty of walking trails waiting for you. If you’ve grown tired of all the walking but want to continue touring around, you may also hire an all-terrain mobility scooter free of charge. 

2. You Can Unwind At Cosy Pubs

When you want to get some rest after your stroll in the national park, you can choose any of the county’s various cosy pubs. These traditional pubs serve locally brewed beers with a unique taste you won’t find elsewhere. 

Some of the most popular spots in the county are the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater because of its own brewery (Cumbrian Legendary Ales) as well as Mortal Man, which has a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. 

3. You Can Get a Great Glamping Experience 

If you’re weary of staying inside four walls and want a unique holiday experience, you can book a stay in a yurt or lodge pod in the Lake District. This allows you to experience glamping at its finest, get closer to nature, and wake up to the great outdoors without freezing from the cold. Yurts and pods in the area are insulated and have a log burning stove inside to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

4. You Get to Taste Uplifting Christmas Spirits

Some people are satisfied with a fizzy wine with their chocolates. However, if you’re in the mood for something stronger, you will be glad you’ve decided to visit the Lake District. The Lakes Distillery on the shores of Bassenthwaite has everything you could ever want. 

It is well-known for its award-winning collection of gin, vodka, and whisky. It sells affordable whiskies at the distillery shop, but if you’re willing to wait, you can get your hands on their Lakes Single Malt whisky in an auction!

5. You Can Go On a Relaxing Cruise on the Lake 

Of course, the most compelling reason to visit the county is because of its lakes. Your idea of cruising on the water is most likely a trip under the clear skies and sunny weather. Visiting the Lake District and taking a sightseeing cruise during winter is different, but in an unbelievably good way—it will be a magical and ethereal experience you’ll never forget.   

Don’t forget to dress warmly to truly enjoy the ride!


The Lake District is a popular destination because of its lakes, rugged fell mountains, and traditional inns. It is a great place for picnics in the spring and summer, but it’s also a wonderful holiday destination for the colder winter months. If you’re looking for ways to spend the upcoming festivities differently, we hope the reasons above have convinced you to visit the county! 

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