Summer Picnic Spots in the Lake District, Cumbria

picnic spots in the Lake District

Summer Picnic Spots in the Lake District, Cumbria

If you are planning a romantic break in the Lakes this summer, why not go in search of the most stunning picnic spots in the Lake District.

Loughrigg Tarn, north of Windermere

Loughrigg Tarn is a natural lake just north of Windermere and just north of the village of Skelwith Bridge at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. Loughrigg Tarn is a perfect spot for walking and enjoying a picnic. It offers tremendous views of miles of rolling fells, across to the rugged beauty of the Langdale Pikes. The calm tarn boasts clear blue water, which during the summer months is adorned with colourful water lilies.

Gummer´s How, near Windermere

If you want to enjoy stunning sun sets over Windermere, there is no better place to visit for a picnic than Gummer´s How. Visit in the day time and you can enjoy stunning views which sweep north across Windermere. Particularly beautiful in autumn when the trees are changing colour, this is a fabulous part of the Lake District to photograph, so don´t forget your camera.

If you are exploring this area, why not book to stay in a luxury Windermere spa suite and make the most of your visit?

Aira Force, Ullswater

Aira Force is surrounded by stunning scenery and this is probably the most beautiful waterfall in the Lake District. There are plenty of places around the falls where visitors can enjoy a picnic, and this is a great place to spend a day if you want to walk in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, who wrote the famous poem, ´Daffodils´ after walking along this route.

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Birdoswald is situated towards the western end of Hadrian´s Wall, and is considered to be one of the most picturesque settings along the entire 73 miles of Hadrian´s Wall. The Roman fort stands high above the River Irthing and can be seen from miles around.

Ruskin´s View, Kirkby Lonsdale

This incredible view is arguably one of England´s finest, and this stunning spot, looking over the River Lune was commemorated by William Lakin Turner who painted a picture of the famous view. Another famous local resident, John Ruskin, described this spot as ´one of the loveliest scenes in England.´

Orrest Head, Windermere

Orrest Head is only a 30 minute walk from the town of Windermere, and offers stunning views over the lake from the top. This is a great outing for all the family, and one of the most popular picnic spots in the Lake District.

Wherever you decide to go in the Lake District you will find a host of great places to hike, walk, climb, sail, go horse riding, enjoy a picnic or simply stroll around and enjoy the true beauty of this stunning region. Make the most of your stay and book into a luxury Windermere spa suite to make the most of your stay.

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