Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and lovers everywhere will be heard uttering those four special words: “Will you marry me?” If you have chosen to book a trip to the Lake District to propose to your loved one then your are in fantastic company. In a poll for Snaptrip last year, 56% of Brits agreed that the national park is Britain’s most romantic destination. With so many fells and lakes to choose from, you might be wondering how you will decide where to propose, so let us help you out with our seven most romantic places in the Lake District.

After the long dark month of January, February sees the gradual march of spring take hold. The last of the snowdrops fade away and are replaced with emerging crocuses, primroses, and daffodils. Days start to be noticeably longer, but warm layers are required as snow is still likely. February remains one of the quieter periods in the Lake District for tourists, with the exception of the February half term when many families flock to the area for an active late winter break.

Planning a trip to the Lake District with your children this year? It’s a great opportunity to get your child walking. Walking has numerous benefits for your children, helping them to stay fit and healthy and giving them an opportunity to explore the world around them. Here in the Lake District we have some fabulous family friendly routes that your children will love to explore. However, we all know that children can be a bit tricky at times, so here are some ways that you can guarantee your Lake District walk will be a total success.

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit and active this year? Forget going to the gym, the Lake District is one giant fitness studio with a plethora of activities available to help you achieve your goals. Best of all, some activities are free! So, what are you waiting for? Check out our top five outdoor sports here and get started on your 2018 fitness plan in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

January is typically the quietest month here in the Lake District with a number of tourist attractions closed for the season. However, if you want a quiet short break away, perhaps to recover from the excess of the Christmas period, then now is the time to visit. Accommodation is cheap with many hotels offering significant discounts, particularly if you book for more than one night. January is also the coldest month of the year, which can lead to stunning wintry scenery.

Christmas is less than three weeks away and here in the Lake District we are getting pretty excited. Already we have had our first snow fall on the fells, creating the perfect setting for Santa’s arrival, and the towns and villages have been illuminated with Christmas lights. Various festive markets have taken place or are due to happen over the next couple of weeks, providing a fantastic Christmas shopping opportunity.

December is a magical time here in the Lake District, as businesses and attractions bring out the decorations and light up for Christmas. Many of this month’s events are, of course, focused around the festive season, with the man in red making so many appearances inquisitive young minds might start to question his legitimacy!

We love Christmas here in the Lake District. The fell tops are dusted with snow, the inns are warmed with cosy log fires, and our towns and villages are lit with sparking Christmas lights, all combining to create a real-life winter wonderland that is difficult to rival. With Father Christmas making numerous appearances around the national park, the season is a great time to take a long weekend break with the family and enjoy some festive cheer, Cumbrian style.

The clocks have been put back one hour, the trees are mostly bare having lost their golden leaves, and we have had the first frost of the season, which was surprisingly harsh for this early stage. We are pretty certain that winter has arrived here in the Lake District, and now we are just waiting for that first sprinkling of snow on Helvellyn. So, are we closed for business? Absolutely not! In fact, winter is a great time to visit this World Heritage Site, especially if you are seeking a short weekend break.

”Why would anyone want to visit the Lake District in winter?” You might ask. We can think of several reasons. Picture postcard scenes of snowy mountains, festive markets, cosy pubs with open fires serving warming grub, entire valleys devoid of any visitors, and dark, clear evenings in rural areas giving outstanding views out to far off galaxies.