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20th October 2018
Exploring the Lake District at any time of the year is always a picturesque escape to tranquillity, beauty and nature. Even though autumn brings us dark, cold mornings with twice as much hatred towards our morning alarm, it also brings us days where The Lakes is at its best. The landscapes are overflowing with outbursts of autumn colours, calming waters and frost-topped mountains and our favourite destinations are slightly less populated with people compared to the summer months.
If you’re wondering where to spend your autumn weekends, keep reading for some Lake District imagery and inspiration:
The crisp, clear days of autumn are ideal for exploring the abundance of scenery, wildlife and heritage that The Lakes has to offer. With the leaves just about still clinging onto the trees before the winter winds are in full force, enjoy a walk or hike in the richness of hues from green to orange to gold. As well as the numerous fells, lakes and mountains, the Lake District is home to many beaches, 150 miles of coastline to be exact.
Whether it's red squirrels, migrating birds or rare butterflies, the Lake District is home to a variety of different animals that thrive in the autumn months. When out walking you’re sure to come across a herd of sheep wherever you wander that offer contrasts to the abundance of orange hues that autumn brings.
If you need a break from exploring the scenery, why not discover the heritage? Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick is one of the earliest British stone circles constructed around 3000BC. With panoramic views of Thirlmere Valley and mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat, it makes for a great autumnal outing.
Or perhaps you’d like to indulge in retail therapy, 3 out of our 15 stores are situated in Ambleside, Bowness and Keswick - why not come and give us a visit. Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to wrap up warm, the blue skies are deceiving!