If you’re thinking about best times to visit the Lake District; March and early April are perfect for so many reasons, here are just a few:
1. It’s Quieter!
If you’ve ever visited the Lake District in the Summer, you’ll understand how busy the roads and hills can get. The joy of early Spring in the Lakes is that there are less people; the days are getting longer already, and if you’re lucky you’ll even get some sun! With Easter falling toward the end of April this year, it’s good news for seekers of peace and quiet!
2. Spring Flowers
If you, like Wordsworth, are a fan of the blooming daffodils- then you’ll love March and April in the Lakes! And it’s not just the Daffs that are flowering. The Lake District is well known for its spectacular bluebell displays too!
3. Mother’s Day
There is absolutely no more perfect place for a Mother’s Day treat, than the Lake District. Whether its afternoon cream teas; spa days; a walk around the lake, or a fabulous evening meal of her choice- Mum will be spoiled for choice in the Lake District.
4. The festivals begin
Enjoy the beginning of festival season in the Lake District. The Northern Craft Beer Festival; Dalemain Marmalade Festival; The Taste Cumbria Food Festival, and the Woolpack Cider and Sausage Festival are just a few to get you started- but March and April in the Lakes is THE best time for festivals and events!
5. Dark Skies
The days may be getting longer slowly, but night still falls early enough and lasts long enough to enjoy the full magical experience that is the Lake District dark sky. The Lake District is one of the darkest places in England, so make sure you get out there and experience seeing the Milky Way and Orion’s belt in their full glory. If you’re used to the city skies- this is a rare treat.