1 Lake Windermere
Enjoy the changing seasons and serene views with a cruise on England’s largest lake.
2 Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale
The hikers’ favourite inn – cosy rooms, stone-flagged floors and open fires – has England’s most famous mountains on the doorstep.
3 Brantwood, Coniston Water
John Ruskin’s elegant home and inspiring garden is beautifully sited on Coniston Water.
4 Go Ape, Grizedale Forest
Swing through the trees on an exciting aerial high-ropes adventure course.
5 Via Ferrata, Honister Pass
The Lake District’s biggest thrill sees you scrambling, climbing and hanging on for dear life along the old miners’ route up Fleetwith Pike.
6 Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass
It’s a great day out on the narrow-gauge railway from coast to mountains.
7 Wordsworth House, Cockermouth
Costumed staff and authentic surroundings bring the eighteenth century back to life at the birthplace of William Wordsworth.
8 Carlisle Castle
Cumbria’s mightiest castle dominates the county town.