A land of hermits, adventurers and explorers, the North Lakes has been named the adventure capital of the Lake District drawing people to the area for millennia because of its beauty and character. Through the ages Vikings, farmers, miners, hikers, and thrill seekers alike have made their way here to make this place their home. North Lakeland has a buzz about it hard to ignore.

Find out how whisky & gin are made at the local distillery, make your way deep into the heart of a mountain on a guided mining experience, or hike Wainright’s favourite, Haystacks, situated in Buttermere. Keswick town lies on the shores of Derwentwater – Derwent meaning ‘valley thick with oaks” – it resides in the Borrowdale valley. With outdoor pursuits galore, why not try climbing indoors or outdoors, rent a paddle board or a boat to explore hidden coves on the lake? Visit the multitude of outdoor shops, pubs, and cafes, you really are spoilt for choice. If you love discovering exciting new places then Cockermouth town is a must, the centre maintains a medieval layout, and Jennings brewery has been crafting ale here since 1874. The North Lakes has the perfect mixture of mountains, villages and towns to satisfy all.