What a busy month it’s been! We’re still bursting with pride of our recently gained World Heritage status, we had a fabulous weekend at the Festival of the Fells and now of course we can’t wait for the wintry nights and the festive season to roll in!
Now we know we, (and our lovely readers) love the Lake District… but there are several misconceptions we often hear. So we thought we’d dispel the myths with our celebration of all things Lake District in this months blog...
"There's lots of rain."
It is true that we are used to an occasional shower or two, but it is not always raining in The Lake District. We share the four glorious seasons with the rest of the county. Scoring sun on the shores of Windermere, the gentle breezes of Spring, the falling leaves and fresh air of Autumn… and yes, some rain.
As Wainwright said, ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing’. Well we couldn’t agree more.
"It’s just hills."
First off we call them fells and mountains, and proudly so. The Lake District is filled with glorious fells indeed, the mighty greats like Scarfell, Helvelyn and Skiddaw tower over us. But there’s plenty more to the landscape here in The Lake District. The forests of Grizedale, the stunning waterfalls at Aira Force and of course, our many beautiful lakes!
Of course we love our fells, but don’t be fooled, there’s plenty of other stunning landscapes ready to take your breath away.
"People just go walking."
We do indeed welcome many guests who are set for a long weekend break exploring the stunning walks and mountains on our doorstep. But don’t be fooled!
If walking's not your thing there are SO many other things to do and places to explore. World class festivals, cinema, art and entertainment fill our theatres and streets all year around. There’s a huge range of outdoor pursuits to suit all tastes including sailing, pony trekking, scrambling and rock climbing to name but a few. And of course if you’re looking for something indulgent the Lakes offer the most luxurious spas and a range of fine dining options.
So there you have it. Our top three Lake District myths dispelled! Here’s to a fabulous Winter here in the Lake District!