June, the month when the trees are weighed down with rich hues of green leaves, the honeysuckle appears in hedgerows and the sweet sound of birdsong can be heard from dawn to dusk. June is a wonderful time in the Lake District. Butterflies float merrily amongst lowland flowers, with orchids and dog roses making a glorious appearance. On the 21st June, we hail midsummer when our northerly location gives us almost 18 hours of daylight.

Disappointed that you missed out on Kendal Calling tickets this year? The popular festival at Lowther Deer Park was an almost instant sell-out, and has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2006 when the festival featured local bands in the park in the centre of Kendal. Worry not, because you can still enjoy some fantastic live music in the amphitheatre of the Cumbrian fells, with a large number of music festivals taking place throughout the summer.

The Keswick Mountain Festival is taking place from Thursday 8th June until Sunday 11th June. It’s a one-stop shop for all things outdoors, with great music and speakers thrown into the mix. Best of all, you don’t need to book onto the entire festival to take part in some of the activities, as many of the events have individual ticket options, though weekend tickets with camping are available.

Visiting the Lake District this half term with the kids? Check out our top ten list of things to do. These are all family friendly events and activities that will keep your little ones amused and occupied, and will hopefully wear them out by the end of the day.

Scotland is terrorised by the Loch Ness Monster, Cornwall lays claim to King Arthur and his knights of the round table, and Wales memorialises the loyalty of Gelert, Prince Llywelyn’s faithful hound. These myths and legends have been passed down from one generation to the next, evoking a mystical atmosphere in the places that are associated with them.

So much more than a simple stroll, hill walking, once seen as the territory of middle aged bearded men who frequently committed the heinous act of wearing socks with sandals, is now the Lake District’s most popular attraction. Here’s why you should get your boots on and get walking this summer. 

Good ale, good conversation, and good entertainment; the recipe to a successful beer festival. Here in Cumbria we like to add our own ingredient – the stunning backdrop of the Lake District fells. Each year, numerous beer festivals are held around the county, bringing together locally and nationally produced ales, often in combination with live music and other fun events.

Looking for something to do for the 2017 May Day Bank Holiday weekend in the Lake District? From Morris Dancing to Mindfulness, with antiques, sausages, and print exhibitions in between, we have an action packed three day repose here in Cumbria, with events that will appeal to the whole family.

"Among the changing months, May stands confest / The sweetest, and in fairest colours dressed." So wrote Scottish poet James Thomson, and here in the Lake District, we’re inclined to agree. With May just around the corner we thought we would share with you some of the best reasons to come and visit England’s largest national park during this most splendid month.

Here in the Lake District we are celebrating because at last the season of Spring has emerged from its battle with Winter to rise victorious, bringing with it a sense of rejuvenation and hope. With Herdwick lambs frolicking in the low lands and spring flowers blooming all around, it really is one of the best times of year to visit the national park. This year, we have even more reason to celebrate, as many of the spring time blooms have arrived a little earlier than usual.