We know it’s not just the Lake District looking forward to the end of May Bank Holiday weekend, which also coincides with half term, but the entire UK. From the previous few years records and experiences, the weather has been very favourable at the end of May and into the first week of June and that can definitely be said about the Lake District.
For those looking to stay in the Windermere, Ambleside or Grasmere areas, there is as you’d imagine, a huge amount going on this Bank Holiday weekend and into the following week, half term. Whether you’re looking to stay or have booked already to stay for the weekend or being lucky enough to have the whole week to enjoy this region, couple and families alike are all catered for.
Beginning with families and Dove Cottage, the home of Wordsworth in Grasmere and Brockhole, the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre overlooking Windermere both have a full programme of half term activities and events. Brockhole has activities and events ranging from have a go at archery to birdwatching and creatures from the deep spotting. To find out more about these events and the full list of activities offered by each during half term and throughout the year, visit https://wordsworth.org.uk/visit/dove-cottage.html and http://www.brockhole.co.uk/
For couples then this time of year is idyllic. So many walks to do for a real getaway from the stresses of work and life such as the route around Grasmere and Rydal Water or venture higher with the walk as detailed by Walk Lakes of Easdale Tarn, Codale Tarn, and Tarn Crag here http://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_53.html. Codale Tarn a real escape where you’d be hard pushed to see anyone and the most perfect lunch location.
Where to stay and eat
You’ll not go hungry in Grasmere with everything from cafes and artisan takeaways to traditional Lakeland inns and high class restaurants.
Great value and super scenic accommodation can be found at Lakeview Country House in Grasmere. They offer both bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation and are dog friendly too. The views are stunning from the gardens, perfect for sitting out after a busy day in The Lakes. Visit http://www.lakeview-grasmere.com/ for ore information and to book.