Home to Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain
The definitive tourist guide to the Western Lake District
Whether you enjoy birdwatching, invigorating coastal walks or sampling the finest, freshest local seafood, this beautiful, coastal landscape has something to tempt you.
Whether you’re in the Western Lake District for a day, weekend or longer, you’ll find plenty to fill your days. With beautifully located golf courses, castles, gardens, steam trains and a whole range of outdoor pursuits to name a few there really is something for everyone.
Discover our vibrant and exciting arts and cultural scene inspired by our beautiful landscape.
Eighteen holes of challenging golf set in the majestic Eskdale Valley, Eskdale Golf Course has stunning views, which attract golfers from all over the country. A challenge for most skilful golfers, Eskdale is also a relaxing place to learn and offers expert tuition.
Hop aboard the narrow gauge engines for an unforgettable seven mile journey along the coastline between Eskdale and Ravenglass. Originally opened in 1875 to transport iron ore, the La'al Ratty now carries thousands of people on the longest narrow gauge railway of its kind in the UK.