Things to Do This Spring in The Lakes

“A sort of national property in which every [person] has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy”- William Wordsworth

The Lake District made such an impression on Wordsworth growing up here, it influenced his poetry for the entirety of his adult life. He describes a deep connection with the Lakes—in what he saw with his eyes and felt with his heart.

However, it isn’t only Wordsworth The Lake District can inspire. The lakes, mountains and beautiful scenery provide a sense of freedom to all who visit.

Whatever the season, a trip to The Lakes is existentially moving.

A national treasure.

But where should you go?


With so many beautiful areas to visit in The Lakes and never enough time off work, it takes some planning to get the most from your trip.

Here at Rothay Garden, we’re lucky enough to be situated in a central Lake District location and, as a result, we know the Lakes like the back of our hands.

What is the best time to visit the Lake District?

In our opinion, there are bonuses to visiting The Lakes throughout the whole year. Winter visits present fairy tale snow scenes. Summer gives endless evenings, outdoor pursuits, and wild swimming. Autumn provides a golden hue, and soft light ideal for landscape photos.

Spring visits, are of course, a time when the environment is waking up from a seasonal sleep. A time of new life and thriving nature. One of the loveliest seasons to visit the Lakes.

A trip to The Lakes this spring is a true break from the daily grind. It provides a peaceful, yet energising vacation for all who stay here.

Visiting the following places this spring, will leave you rejuvenated.

Fell Foot and Lake Windermere

A fantastic adventure.

Fell Foot has uplifting views of both Lake Windermere and the mountains.

At Fell Foot, you can enjoy the great outdoors and wander along the shore, or test your skills at watersports.

Could you swim the entire length of Windermere (and back- if you really wanted to push the boat out)? The 10.5 mile one-way swim and 21 mile two-way Windermere swim is the ultimate swim challenge in the UK. Next stop after this testing journey? The Channel.

If you were thinking of swimming Lake Windermere, you’d no doubt want to complete the whole distance in the summer when the weather’s warmer. Spring would be the perfect time to do some training, perhaps completing a shorter 5k or 10k.

Visit Coniston Boating Centre

If you’d prefer to be on the water, rather than in it, Coniston Boating Centre can offer you the perfect activity that doesn’t involve getting in- hopefully.

Hire motor boats, rowing boats, paddle boards or canoes, depending on your level of boating experience and the activity you’d like to try.

And it’s not just boats available. You can hire bikes here too.

Whether you opt for wheels or sails, you can ensure that Coniston Boating Centre will provide you with a fun and active way to explore The Lakes.

Visit Sizergh Castle 

Sizergh Castle looks even more iconic in the spring sunshine.

If you love nothing more than wandering through glorious gardens and discovering historic artefacts, then Sizergh is the perfect trip for you this spring.

New for 2019, the castle is putting on a Goa to Antwerp exhibition. In the exhibition, you can discover an object that is over 300 years old. The exhibition of Flemish tapestries, one of which was the bedspread of James II are also on view.

Walking Ideas in the Lakes

It would be a real shame to travel to the Lake District and stay in our luxury hotel without taking a little stroll around the lakes (at the very least).

The Lake District is a UNESCO world Heritage Site and is, therefore, one of the best places for walking in the whole of the UK.

The opportunity for walking in the Lake District is HUGE. And in spring, walks become even more fascinating as the flowers and plants are blooming.

And you don’t need to be a professional walker to enjoy the sights around here either.

In fact, there are 48 accessible walks for all around The Lakes, as well as guided walks from local residents- both challenging and easy routes.

So, don’t forget to pack your walking boots.

Spring stay at Rothay Garden Hotel

We look forward to welcoming you to our luxury hotel this spring. Indulge in some time for yourself this spring. Relax in our spa, wander around our blooming gardens and dine in our gourmet restaurant.

Soak up the atmosphere of The Lakes in a relaxing and peaceful environment.

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