It is no secret that the Lake District is famous for its natural beauty; a rural place to escape the confines of reality. What better time to visit than in the midst of nature’s renewal? Springtime sees the resurrection of the beautiful landscape as the greenery returns and baby animals adorn the many fields that blanket the area.
Here are 7 reasons why you should visit the Lake District this Spring…
1. See the Lake District's Spring Scenery.
As winter’s grasp loosens, the landscape turns into a kaleidoscope of colours and fragrances. The rolling hills come alive with the vibrant hues of blossoming flowers, with daffodils nodding cheerfully in the breeze and cherry blossoms dotted throughout local parks. Around iconic lakes such as Ullswater and Derwentwater, the trees burst into various shades of green, creating a lush canopy that reflects in the nearby waters. Springtime in the Lake District is a nature lover’s paradise with a plethora of hiking trails and photo opportunities at your disposal.
2. Enjoy a trip out on the lake.
You simply cannot visit the Lake District without embarking on a boat journey…it would be almost criminal! We recommend Ullswater Steamers and Keswick Launch for a fun-filled, family-friendly trip out coasting on the waters. The tranquil ambiance you will experience creates a perfect setting for relaxation and reflection. The majestic landscapes, framed by the towering peaks of the Lake District, will unfold in a panorama of natural wonder.
3. Go Herdwick Spotting.
Experience the charming allure of the Inn on the Square as you nestle into the comfort of one of our cosy Herdwick rooms. Adorned with delightful décor, each room features a nod to the local heritage, with our favourite sheep gracing the wall above the bed. As the night unfolds, bask in the serene ambiance and drift into a peaceful slumber surrounded by the unique charm of the Lake District. When the day breaks, embark on a delightful adventure as you explore the surrounding fells in search of the very sheep that inspired the quaint and picturesque setting of your accommodations. Warm your heart with the sight of newborn lambs as they frolic around in fields of green; it’s a wholesome sight that could bring a smile to the grumpiest of grouches.
4. Magnolia in May.
The Borrowdale Hotel is home to a magnificent 158-year-old Magnolia tree which is due to bloom in Spring. Unwind in the inviting conservatory with a delectable afternoon tea or a bite to eat from one of our delicious menus. Take a stroll through the picturesque gardens whilst taking in the natural beauty of the exquisite tree in full bloom. Its majestic branches adorned with delicate blossoms create a mesmerising display, inviting guests to revel in the timeless charm of nature.
5. Visit Wordsworth's Daffodils.
Springtime is the perfect time to visit the Lake District as it offers you the opportunity to see Wordsworth’s famous daffodils in the flesh! Visit Ullswater Lake where you will find a ‘crowd’ of beautiful, bright daffodils adorning Glencoyne Bay. When you stay at Inn on the Lake, take a two-minute walk over to the Ullswater Steamers and hop on a boat trip that takes you within visibility of the spectacle known by every household.
6. Visit the Rannerdale Bluebells.
Usually a sign that the end of Spring is near, the arrival of the Rannerdale bluebells is a sight to behold. It is a breathtaking natural spectacle that graces the Rannerdale Valley in the Lake District of England. Each Spring, usually in late April to early May, the valley bursts into a sea of vibrant blue as millions of bluebells blanket the landscape. The Rannerdale Bluebells have become an iconic and eagerly anticipated event, attracting nature enthusiasts, photographers, and tourists alike to witness this stunning display of nature’s artistry in one of England’s most picturesque locations. The delicate fragrance and the ethereal ambiance created by the blooming bluebells make Rannerdale Valley a must-visit destination for those seeking the enchantment of the English countryside in Spring.
When visiting the Rannerdale Bluebells, it is most practical to stay in the small town of Keswick where there is easy access to practical amenities. It is also only a short drive in either a car, or on the local bus which makes regular return journeys.
7. Refurbished Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.
Please Note: This image is an artist impression.
One of our personal favourite reasons for visiting the Lake District this Spring is the unveiling of Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa’s renovations. This project seeks to improve the structure and fabric of the hotel to last for many years ahead.
You can read more about Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa’s renovation, here.
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