The Lake District is a dream location for those who love to get closer to nature. With over 3000km of paths and bridleways, this beautiful national park has vast areas to explore, from the stunning and peaceful reflections at Tarn Hows, to the iconic and thrilling ridge walks around Helvellyn.

Summer has arrived and here in the Lake District we are basking in the warmer weather and taking advantage of the longer evenings to spend even more time on the fell tops. June is the perfect time to visit the Lake District. The weather is fabulous and the school holidays are still a way off, so for those seeking a romantic break it’s a great time to get away from the crowds.

Coming to the Lake District with children this May half term? There is plenty to see and do that the whole family will enjoy, and we have picked out some of the highlights. For a full list of what’s on in May, check out our article here.

Spring truly is a magnificent time to visit the Lake District. Up here in Cumbria we are blessed with luscious lakes, magnificent mountains and fabulous farmland – all of which comes alive in the spring. There are carpets of bluebells, colourful displays of rhododendrons, and wild orchids in abundance. On the farms, you can expect to see Herdwick lambs frolicking in the fields, whilst around the fells you might spot fawns and young red squirrels.

We love the month of May here in the Lake District. The weather is warm. The Herdwick lambs are out in the fields. The bluebells are putting on a magnificent display. If you only get one chance to visit the Lake District, then make sure it’s in May.

Looking for a peaceful, less touristy spot to admire the spectacular spring bluebell display here in the Lake District? Then look no further! Many of the places we list below are considerably quieter than the more popular spots and there is a good chance that you will be able to enjoy a beautiful bluebell display all by yourself. Bluebells typically flower in May, but the topsy-turvy weather in February 2019 has led some plants to emerge early with some flowers having been spotted as early as the end of March this year.

April is typically the month of showers, but it’s also the month that spring really starts to bloom, as more and more flowers and tree blossom make an appearance. This year Easter falls towards the end of April and many schools have opted to have their usual two week break in the first two weeks of the month, before Easter weekend.

The Lake District is the UK’s adventure capital, and the fells offer endless possibilities for exploration. However, whilst thousands of people conquer the fells each year without incident, the increase in popularity of the Lake District as a tourist destination has led to an increase in work for the mountain rescue teams that operate in the area.

March in the Lake District brings dazzling displays of golden daffodils, Herdwick lambs frolicking in the fields, and all around us new life can be seen in abundance. This month’s event calendar is packed with things to do, including intricate craft workshops, numerous live music and theatre events, and even a marmalade festival. Easter is late this year, so there are no school holidays this month, making March an ideal time to visit for those seeking a break away from the crowds.

Thinking of booking a Lake District break but not sure when to visit? Here’s why we think March would be a perfect time for your holiday.