Things to do in the Northern Lake District

For those who appreciate beauty, tranquillity and unbounded freedom, the Northern Lake District is a paradise beyond compare. Timeless and peaceful, this is a magical part of the Lake District National Park. Enjoy its great walks, spectacular views, and refreshing air.

The character of the region is restful; the lifestyle invigorating; and culture sits on its doorstep in the form of Keswick’s famous Theatre by the Lake.

To see what is going on around the Lake District National Park, and keep an eye on the weather use these links:

Seasons Ever Changing

Whatever time of year you choose to visit Underscar, the Northern Lakes will inspire you. Whichever moment of the day you happen to glance across the valley to the hills beyond, the skies will have changed and the colours will re-mix to create a breathtaking original landscape every time.

In Winter, snow crowns the peaks of the Lake District’s northernmost fells. In Spring, the daffodils create golden carpets and new buds rejuvenate the trees, Summer brings a richness of life and warmth to the region. Autumn is inspirational with its vibrant array of colour….a warm welcome awaits you whatever the season.

We regularly add new content to this section of the website so please check back soon for our latest picks of what to see and do in and around Keswick…

Read moreThe Beatrix Potter Gallery – Potter’s home for many years, the gallery features many original drawings amongst other pieces.

Read moreThe Brewery Arts Centre – Food and drink, including many great ales. Theatre, 2-screen cinema and dance studio.

Read moreCastlerigg Stone Circle – 38 free standing stones dating back to the Neolithic period.

Read moreThe Cocoa Bean Co. & Chocolate World – A unique and interactive experience for children to make chocolate creations.

Read moreForce Crag Mine – Take a trip back in time and experience the last working metal mine in the Lake District…

Read moreGo Ape Grizedale – Climbing and zip wiring through the trees in the beautiful woodland of Grizedale Forest.

Read moreHonister Slate Mine – Make your way through the 900 year old mine of endless tunnels and narrows passages.

Read moreKeswick Canoe & Bushcraft – If you’re into watersports, this activity will definitely be suitable to you…

Read moreKeswick Museum – Cumbrian ‘Museum of the Year’ 2015. Lots about Wainwright and his books and fossils.

Read moreKong Adventure Centre – Indoor climbing wall available for toddlers, right the way through to adults.

Read moreThe Lakes Distillery – Distillery tours, tastings, masterclasses, and a good restaurant.

Read moreLake District Paddle Boarding – Cumbria’s exclusive stand up paddle board provider, at Derwentwater.

Read moreLakeland Motor Museum – An expansive collection of over 30,000 exhibits, spanning over 100 years of motoring heritage.

Read moreMountain Biking at Whinlatter – Offer riders the chance to experience the beautiful woods from a unique vantage point.

Read moreTheatre by the Lake – Sat on the edge of Derwentwater TBTL has a truly unique setting, like no other theatre in Britain.

Read moreThornthwaite Galleries – Fascinating painting, jewellery, sculptures, pottery and more, and good tea!

Read moreThrelkeld Quarry Museum – Discover the history of the area and development in industrial technology…

Read moreWhinlatter Forest – England’s only true mountain forest, rising 1000ft above sea level.

Read moreWordsworth House & Garden – The birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William and his sister Dorothy.