Are you planning to visit the Lake District?

If so, you'll find everything you need in this special Tourism Guide section!

Below you will find articles on each area of the Lake District with great ideas of what to do and where to visit.

Below those articles you'll find a host of suggested walks around the area - everything you need to enjoy a stroll around the lowlands or something more challenging.

In the Lake District you can a landscape of great contrasts – from rugged mountains to dramatic coastlines and a host of shimmering lakes and tarns.

In the world-renowned English Lakes you can embark on walks through ancient woodlands, climb beside tempestuous waterfalls or relax on one of the many Lakeland cruisers.

If that doesn’t float your boat, you can wander along miles of unspoiled coastline and watch seals basking in the sun or test yourself on a hike up majestic fells where ospreys soar.

Much of the Lake District – encompassing Cumbria, the Lune Valley, parts of the Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay – is protected in the Lake District National Park and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Cumbria is steeped in geological, natural and cultural history, with hidden secrets and delights at every turn. Museums, galleries, castles, churches, stately homes, stone circles and Roman sites of archaeological interest are all waiting to be explored.

You can visit the homes of the great Lakeland literary characters, including Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.

This is a true wildlife haven where nature lovers and photographers will delight at sighting rare breeds of birds, and woodland creatures - from majestic stags to darting red squirrels.

Adventurous adrenalin junkies can go ghyll scrambling, kite surfing, abseiling, wild swimming, kayaking, or explore the region on a mountain bike or pony trekking.

Our perfectionist hoteliers and national award-winning virtuous top chefs will always strive to go that extra mile to ensure your stay is a memorable one.