Okay, so it’s currently still snowing sporadically and the less said about the icy wind the better- but Spring is certainly on its way in the Lake District! Flowers are beginning to poke their heads above the soil and the little furry critters of the Lakes are coming out of their burrows. The sheep are back out in the fields and on the fells, and the Lake District is coming alive again after a long, cold Winter.
We just love Springtime in the Lake District. There’s so much to see and do, and it’s humbling to witness the beauty of nature coming back to life in the Lakes. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best outdoorsy things to do in the Lakes this Spring, for everyone who loves this time of year as much as we do!
Bluebell woodland walks in the Lake District:
Bluebells are a Lake District specialty. You may associate the Lake District with daffodils and you’d not be wrong, but the Lakes is also host to the most spectacular display of the little blue flowers from mid-April to late May.
Check out these favourite spots, for swathes of blue, as far as the eye can see:
Skelghyll Woods near Ambleside offers a true-blue experience. The ancient oak woodland is a carpet of snowdrops, followed by bluebells in the Spring.
This is one of the most popular sites for bluebell bathing in the Lake District. The fells carry a coating of blue in early Spring- so head out on a fine day, to enjoy the beauty of this spot.
There are plenty of spots around Grasmere village where bluebells abound! Follow one of the many lowland paths from the village and you’re sure to spot a patch or two of blue.
Baby watching- Lambs in the Lakes
Spring is the most magical time of year in the Lake District. Lambs begin to be born from early Spring, right the way into Summer, depending on the breed of sheep. Our famous Lake District Herdwick lambing season begins in early April. You will see the little sprites bouncing around the fields all over the Lake District.
One of the best places to view the true beauty of Spring birth has to be the Borrowdale Valley near Keswick- where generations of dedicated farmers have been raising Herdwicks on the surrounding fells and a walk along the Borrowdale and Stonethwaite valley will give plenty of opportunity to see lambs up close.
A few simple rules for walkers concerning Sheep and Lambs:
Enjoy the Lakes:
It’s called The Lake District for a reason… Get out in a boat on one of the numerous bodies of Lakeland water, to discover the true wonder of the Lake District!
Let us know what you get up to this Spring in the Lake District by tagging us on social, so we can share your adventures!
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