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The definitive tourist guide to the Western Lake District
Find out where to go and what to see along the coast of the Western Lake District. Our visitor guide and map are packed with information about the coast, beaches and shoreline to make the most of your next trip to the Lake District.
Your guide to where to eat in the Western Lake District. Our visitor guide and map are packed with restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to help you get a real taste of this beautiful part of the Lake District.Find out more...
Your guide to adventures and activities in the Western Lake District. Our visitor guide and map are packed with all kinds of outdoor pursuits including running, cycling, walking, horse riding, climbing and sailing activities in this beautiful part of the Lake District.Find out more...
Your guide to the history, archaeology and heritage of the Western Lake District. Our visitor guide and map are packed with attractions, arts and culture hotspots and visitor centres to make the most of your next trip to the Lake District.Find out more...
Whether you enjoy birdwatching, invigorating coastal walks or sampling the finest, freshest local seafood, this beautiful, coastal landscape has something to tempt you.
Welcome to the Western Lake District website where you will find all you need to know when planning your holiday or short break to this beautiful area of Cumbria. If you love the Lake District, the Western Lake District is home to many of the assets that make this area truly special.
Whatever type of Lake District Accommodation you are looking for – hotels, bed and breakfasts, B&Bs, cottages, camping barns or other types of self-catering accommodation, you will find it all here!
Whether you’re in the Western Lake District for a day, weekend or longer, you’ll find plenty to fill your days.Find out more...
No matter when you visit the Western Lake District, chances are you’ll find a festival or event to visit.Find out more...
With dramatic fells, tranquil lakes and valleys, an exhilarating coastline and lots of gorgeous accommodation and top-class places to eat.. the Western Lake District offers a stunning winter landscape for a very special festive adventure.
The 'Top Western Lake District Views' Photography Competition is supported by Winder Hall. The competition is now closed and the winning photograph will be announced on Friday December 6th 2013. Many thanks to all the photographers who have sent in fabulous photographs of the Western Lake District..
To see competition entries capturing the dramatic beauty and scenic charm of the lakes, fells and coastline of the ‘Other side of the Lakes’.. please visit our Photo Gallery here
Introducing our Vivienne Crow walks page featuring two Western Lakes routes.. a history walk to the dramatically situated Hardknott Roman Fort and a scenic ramble from Buttermere to Innominate Tarn.
Percy Kelly is considered to be one of the most talented Cumbrian artists of the 20th Century. The dramatic landscape and coast of the Western Lake District were a source of great inspiration to Percy Kelly. Our slide show and trail hope to introduce you to a selection of the places captured in the artworks of this accomplished artist.
From the majestic fells to the dramatic coastline the Western Lake District offers a truly spectacular landscape of outstanding contrasts. Our new Discovery days hope to introduce you to some exciting one-day itineraries exploring the history, culture and character of the unforgettable Western Lakes..