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22nd December 2020

The best time to visit us here in the Lake District

Every season brings with it its own beauty and charm, which means the best time to visit the Lake District truly is year-round.

Springtime welcomes bouncing baby lambs and tapestries of bluebells and daffodils that inspired William Wordsworth on a stroll around Ullswater. While May offers your best chance of dry skies and June showcases butterflies, bees, hedgerows (and the summer crowds are still a little way off).

Some of the busiest and best months of the year to spend time on a visit to the Lake District are July and August, with pleasant temperatures up to around 21°C and views from the fells seeming to go on endlessly.

September is milder but a wonderful season for walking; when the days are still long enough to tackle higher hilltops and the promise of a crackling fire at the end of it all keeps you plodding along happily.

Come November the onset of the winter months brings with it cool, crisp mornings and bracing winds and from December through to March, snowfall is likely. The lower-lying fells see around 20 days of the white stuff, while further up there is a much heavier dusting. Hill sheep with their woolly fleeces are little bothered, but you’ll want to pack thick jumpers and waterproofs to be comfortable.

Feeling inspired to join us for a stay in this spectacular corner of the country? Browse our collection of self-catering Cumbrian cottages.

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