A destination like no other, the Lake District is enchanting. Owing to its popularity as a laid back destination, the region attracts walkers, hikers, climbers and couples who come to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Calm lakes surrounded by gracefully sloping hills, woods below the tree lines, beds of flowers around the shores, Windermere and its spa hotels have been wooing nature lovers for hundreds of years. This beautiful paradise boasts of a number of things to do in autumn: .
Take a circular walk up Latrigg: Simply unwind while soaking in the beauty of northern Lakeland from all directions- Derwentwater, Keswick and Bassenthwaite. Engage in the adventurous treks starting from Keswick railway station and walk towards Lonscale Fell. Then you can pick up a path, signposted for Skiddaw that will take you to the spectacular summit of Latrigg. If you enjoy nature this is one of the best things to do whatever the weather..
Theatre by the Lakes, Keswick: Located on the shores of Derwentwater, the Theatre by the Lakes offers an excellent choice of live entertainment coupled with picturesque beauty all around. The professional theatre company not only offers a summer season of plays and Easter productions but also hosts wide choices of drama, talks, music, comedy and film. Famous for its Keswick Film Festival, the Words by the Water Literature and the Keswick Jazz festival, a trip to the theatre this autumn is an awesome way to spend an autumn evening..
Tour the glorious Muncaster Castle: Set in a stunning 70-acre garden, Muncaster Castle is an historic haunted castle and home of the Pennington family for 800 years. Many haunted stories are connected to this Cumbrian Castle but autumn sees its famous Halloween events such as spooky illuminations, face painting, spooky mazes and ghostly tours of the castle. Make your hair stand up by visiting one of Britain’s most haunted castles this autumn..
Honister Mountain adventure: Located just outside Keswick, Honister is the last working mine in England offering a myriad of activities including fully guided mine tours and an outdoor Via Ferrata. The centre is open all year round, seven days a week. You can also by souvenirs and other smaller items made from slate from the gift shop. The visitor centre showcases information about the history of mine, its triumphs and its disasters. Visit the mine in autumn to enjoy a thrilling experience..
Board the L’aal Ratty Steam rain: Everybody gets excited when they plan to take a ride on a steam train. You can have a wonderful time on board the L’aal Ratty train running from lovely Ravenglass through the stunning valley of Eskdale to the foot of the Scafell range.
The trip takes in the very best of the the Lake District. It is a great way to embrace the beautiful autumn colours and enjoy the best walks in the area. Plan your autumn break and take advantage of special events and some great offers at Windermere boutique spa hotels. Relax your body and soul with the most romantic spa treatments ever. .