30 second adventure guide: family camping in Windermere, the Lake District

Posted on 03/02/2017

Windermere, a large lake in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, is surrounded by mountain peaks and villages for you to explore – the perfect trip for all ages and abilities.


Why you should go: Lake Windermere is a great place for families with tonnes of activities in the surrounding villages and peaks, as well as on the lake itself!


What to do when you’re there: Take a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola, combined with a walk in the fells, or count the stars as you join the Moonlit Canoeing.


Recommended route: Skirting the edge of Lake Windermere, this route by Walkingworld Ltd takes in the magnificent scenic views across the lake, passing through pretty woodlands, forest paths and flowing streams and spotting local nature along the way.  windermere.jpg

Where to stay: The National Trust’s Low Wray Campsite: choose from pitching your own tent, parking your caravan or take advantage of one of the amazing wooden pods:


Walking pub: Relax after the day’s activities at The Outgate Inn, just a 45-minute walk or 5-minute drive away.


Interesting fact: Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in England!


Top tip: Book online to secure your pitch and beat the rush – and remember your walking boots!

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