4 days in Peak District National Park & Lake District Itinerary

4 days in Peak District National Park & Lake District Itinerary

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Bakewell
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Bakewell — 1 night

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hike along Monsal Trail.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakewell trip itinerary tool.

Watford to Bakewell is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.
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Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and then admire the striking features of Bridge House.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner.

Drive from Bakewell to Penrith in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Penrith, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Peak District National Park travel guide

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Art Galleries · Caves · Hiking Trails

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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