It’s summer in the Lake District and the hay bales are stacking up in the meadows, the woodlands are rich with undergrowth, and the lakes are teeming with life. August is the peak holiday season here in the Lakes, so if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet then you need to do so as soon as possible. The school summer holidays are in full swing, so this month, you can expect an action packed calendar of events, from traditional country fairs to workshops in the latest coding technologies.

Planning a Lake District break this summer and looking for inspiration for things to do? We have it covered with our A-Z guide. How many of these can you get ticked off?

It’s getting hot here in the Lake District and if there is one thing that goes hand in hand with hot weather, then it has to be ice cream. Delicious, creamy, food of the gods, ice cream symbolises happy memories of summer holidays and teatime treats in the long summer evenings.

After a temperate June we’re hoping for a return to warm sunny days here in the Lake District during July. The start of summer sees the landscapes turn a deep and luscious green as the plant life well and truly takes hold with all its summer finery.

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.