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Summer things to do in the Lake District

The best ways to enjoy the sun in the Lakes this Summer

· Nature,Hiking,Outdoors,Family,Attractions

Its looking set to be a sizzling Summer this year in the Lake District. If you and the family are visiting the Lakes in the Summer, you’re going to want to spend as much time out and about, and as little time in the car as possible!

There are lots of activities in the Lakes that are perfect for the Summer months. So, whether it’s out in the full, glorious sunshine, or sheltering from the scorching heat, we have some great suggestions for you this Summer.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

If you haven’t tried SUP yet, it’s the perfect way to keep cool this Summer. Take to the lakes, on an SUP, with plenty of choices of lakes and companies that offer aquatic adventures, you can enjoy SUP wherever you are in the Lake District. Check out Windermere Canoe Kayak; Ullswater Paddle Boarding, and Lake District Paddle Boarding in Keswick.

sup in the lake district

Outdoor Cinema At Muncaster Castle

This Summer, Muncaster castle near Ravenglass, has a whole host of outdoor events for families to enjoy. ‘Picnic Cinema’ host cinema events all over the Lake District, and are at Muncaster on the 10th of August for a screening of the 80’s classic, Beetlejuice.

Wild Swimming

Nothing beats swimming in the pure waters of a Lake District river, lake or tarn in the Summer… Check out our guide to wild swimming in the Lakes, and plan your adventure from there!

wild swimming in the lake district

A Cool Forest Day

When the weather is super hot, a shady forest grove walk is the perfect escape. Grizedale forest is a welcome retreat for families who enjoy peaceful walks but need interesting options for the kids too. Follow the many trails, riddled with unusual sculptures and activities for the kids.

stay in the shade at Grizedale forest

An Even Cooler Cave Day

Fell the chill, at Cathedral Caverns in Langdale, or Rydal Cave in Grasmere. These two natural caves are an amazing adventure for kids and adults alike. The perfect combination of hiking, exploring, and splashing about in the water- plus the option of a picnic en-route, will make for an excellent Summer day out in the Lake District.

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Row Your Boat on Derwent Water

Explore the islands on Derwent Water in Keswick. Hire a boat by the lakeside and have a splash about on the lake, enjoying the amazing views and a tranquil island picnic on a hot Summer’s day.

boats on Derwent water