Winter in the Lake District

Winter in the Lake District

The Lake District is a place of utter serenity and beauty. People often venture out to the Lake District to take a break from the stresses of their life. Everyone from students taking a moment away from their studies to elderly folk looking to regain that spring in their step; the Lake District is the place to go.


There are several hotels and B&Bs that will cater to you during your stay in the Lake District. Not all of them are within the Lake District, but those that aren’t are within driving distance. The Lake District is easier to get around if you drive, more so than if you will be relying on public transport. 

KellahFarm in Haltwhistle is a cottage-style B&B. It’s self-catering, but Kellah provides comfortable accommodation from its farmland. There are five bedrooms in the cottage that can be booked, which all have an ensuite.

Ambleside Central is much closer, being within the Lake District, itself. It’s located in Ambleside, near Windermere, and offers luxury at a low cost.

Finally, for this list, there is the well-connected George Hotel of the Lake District Hotels in Penrith. It’s located near Penrith train station and you can travel out to the Lake easily from this area.

Why visit in winter

There are many reasons to visit the Lake District in winter, and it’s not just because it’s an inexpensive trip. In winter, you can experience postcard-worthy views of the hills in the District, as well as breath-taking winter scenes across the lake. If you’re someone who enjoys brisk walks in the morning, then you’ll have your most perfect experience here in the Lake District. There’s nothing better than embracing the cold weather with a refreshing winter morning walk.

Once you’re done exploring the countryside, you can take yourself back into one of the many villages in the Lake District, to cosy up next to the fireplaces of traditional tearooms and pubs. The locals are all absolutely charming, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place more accommodating. Of course, if you want to be out of the cold and back in the privacy of your accommodations, many cottages in and around the Lake District have rooms with fireplaces in them. Get warm with a nice cup of tea or coffee and be inspired by the world around you.

Perhaps best of all, the winter sunrises and sunsets in the Lake District are more than simply “amazing”. During the winter, you won’t need to rise early to see the sun start climbing over the horizon, but it’s still a view that you’ll want to be awake to see. It’s spectacular, to see the golden rays cast over the sky reflecting in the lake and shining off of the snow. It’s perfect for photographers, for early-risers, and for anyone looking to take a moment to reflect.

Lastly, if you’re going during the festive holiday season, several places in the District have their annual winter light switch-on events, everyone is welcome!