47 days in Lake District Itinerary

47 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Fly to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Drive to Ravenstonedale
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Ravenstonedale
— 10 nights
Drive
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Seascale
— 13 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 23 nights
Bus to Windermere, Train to London

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Ravenstonedale — 10 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Nan Bield Pass in Bampton (about 30 minutes away).

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ravenstonedale route planner.

London to Ravenstonedale is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. October in Ravenstonedale sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Seascale on the 25th (Mon).
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Golf
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Seascale — 13 nights

Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. It is derived from skali, meaning in Norse a wooden hut or shelter. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bowfell and Black Combe. Venture out of the city with trips to Millom (Horseback Riding Tours, Haverigg Beach, &more), Cockermouth (Lanthwaite Wood & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Dumfries (Caerlaverock Castle, Mabie Farm Park, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Muncaster Castle, delve into the mystery of Swinside Stone Circle, contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Silecroft Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seascale tour planner.

You can drive from Ravenstonedale to Seascale in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 23 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grizedale Forest. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Loughrigg Fell and Wray Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Lindal-in-Furness) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ambleside day trip planning tool.

Drive from Seascale to Ambleside in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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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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