October in the Lake District, Cumbria

The leaves are beginning to turn, painting the landscape in reds, golds and oranges; and there’s a refreshing chill in the air. Autumn is here, and the Lake District, Cumbria, is looking simply stunning.

Now is a fantastic time to visit, with fewer crowds and plenty of activities to enjoy. Whether you’re planning a cosy autumn break or a romantic winter getaway, book your accommodation and check out our Holiday Guide to find your perfect place to be.

Banish the winter blues with a short break to the Lakes in your very own hot tub cottage. The Coppermines Lakes Cottages have a fantastic selection to choose from, leaving you to relax and unwind with snow-capped Wainwrights as your backdrop, as you soak in the romantic atmosphere.

While you’re here, a visit to Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House is a must for art lovers. Visiting for half term? Discover the history and heritage of Lake Windermere at the Windermere Jetty Museum, complete with family friendly exhibitions and activities.

Want to travel in style? All aboard The Sundowner: a new luxury train traveling along the Carlisle to Settle railway, complete with luxurious seating, delicious drinks, and stunning countryside views.

As Halloween approaches, there are some spook-tacular events to enjoy. Then, it’s time to look ahead to Christmas and the New Year: this is a popular time to visit, so book your accommodation now to enjoy a festive break in the Lakes.

Beyond the countryside, our vibrant towns and villages await. Discover friendly high streets lined with independent shops and cafes, as well as a packed arts and events calendar; and fantastic restaurants and bars.

Our 120+ miles of coastline are perfect for exploring in your campervan or motorhome – and we’ve put together some handy tips to help you make the most of your trip. This is the perfect way to break away from the city with the family or as a romantic break away.

As we look ahead to 2022, we want to help make the Lake District your perfect place to be – and we can’t do it without your help! Have you been to visit us this year? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Fill in our visitor survey to share your experiences, and then enter our fantastic free prize draws.

Hired an e-bike in the Lake District this year? Let us know how it went by filling out a survey from researchers at Leeds University, and you could win a £100 LoveToShop voucher.

Take part in the e-bike survey and win a shopping voucher

Take Part in our Ebikes Survey and Win a £100 Shopping Voucher!

Have you hired an e-bike on a visit to the Lake District this year? Or brought your own here? If so, we are really keen to hear from you. Help us to understand how e-bikes fit into the recovery of sustainable tourism in the Lake District by completing a survey from researchers at Leeds University, and you could win a £100 LoveToShop voucher – just in time for all that Christmas shopping!

Take the survey

(Please note that this survey is only relevant for people who have used an e-bike in the Lake District during 2021, not a regular bike!).

Visit Blackwell and Windermere Jetty Museum this Autumn and Win

See a tapestry by Grayson Perry alongside work by Cumbrian artists at Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts House when Class, Covid and Cumbria opens 22 October.

This community-inspired exhibition explores Cumbrian experiences of the pandemic. See work by artist Rosie Galloway-Smith and photographer Juliet Klottrup alongside historic images by Joseph Hardman.

Half-term is on the horizon - visit Windermere Jetty Museum for WRECKED! - an immersive family experience that reveals what lies beneath...
Enter our free prize draw to win a family day out including lunch at Windermere Jetty Museum.

The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Autumn & Winter Breaks with The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Experience the Lakes in its full autumnal glory. Fewer crowds and glorious colours make autumn the perfect time to visit.

Dreading winter? Brighten those winter months with a short break in a hot tub cottage; the ultimate way to relax & soak up the spectacular, snow-capped mountain scenery.

Bigger cottages, smaller prices. Low occupancy discounts now applied on selected larger cottages.

Book online or call us on 015394 41765

The Sundowner - Staycation Express

Introducing ‘The Sundowner’ on the Settle to Carlisle Railway

Enjoy a magical trip along the most scenic railway line in England with a nice drink in your hand.

Luxurious leather covid secure seats, wide windows and subtle lighting.
Choose from a range of services throughout the day, all bookable online. For the full sundowner experience, take the 1718 service from Skipton, timed to pass the most dramatic scenery as the sun sets.

Choose from a buffet bar, trolley to your seat or the club car. A moving bar with the best view in England! Take a look at our gallery here.

Runs for one week only - 23rd to 30th October, so limited availability. Find out more here.

Cumbria Tourism visitor survey

Cumbria Tourism Visitor Survey 2021

Have you visited the Lake District, Cumbria in 2021? Whether it’s your first time or you are a frequent visitor, we would love to hear from you about your visit and your plans for 2022.

Cumbria Tourism’s research is vital for understanding visitor experiences and how we can make the Lake District, Cumbria an even better place to visit.

Please help us by taking part in our short visitor survey, it only takes around 5 minutes and then enter our fantastic free prize draws including a short break to the Lake District.

Take The Survey Here

Tour the Cumbrian Coast This Autumn

Tour the Cumbrian Coast This Autumn

If you are planning to pack up and head here in your campervan or motorhomes this autumn, then why not explore the quieter Cumbrian Coast?

2021 is Cumbria's Year of the Coast, we proudly boast over 100 miles of relatively unexplored coastline from Morecambe Bay in the south to the Solway Firth in the north.

We have developed a new long-distance route taking in its highlights.

With plenty of overnight stops still taking bookings, visit the website to plan your action packed adventure.

Find out more

The Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide

The Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide is here & its FREE!

If you are planning on visiting the Lake District, Cumbria this year then we are here to help. Plan your staycation with ease with the help of our free holiday guide. This brilliant guide is full of helpful information for everyone with chapters on what to do and where to stay in all areas of Cumbria and so much more! Order your free holiday guide and we'll send it straight to your home or if you want to view it now, download the PDF here.




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