January in the Lake District, Cumbria

A new year is upon us, bringing with it the promise of new adventures to be had in the Lake District, Cumbria.

January offers all the magic of winter: frosty mornings, snow capped peaks, cosy cafes and country pubs await; with brisk walks to banish those January blues. Our stunning landscapes are here to explore, with towns and villages packed with great places to shop, eat and drink; and rural havens in which to reconnect with nature. Looking for ideas and inspiration? Our 2022 holiday guide is just the thing – order yours here.

Relax and recharge with a staycation in this beautiful part of the world: choose from spa breaks, hotels, self-catering, lakeland cottages, glamping, and so much more. There are plenty of accommodation options to suit all tastes and needs. If one of your resolutions is to visit the Lake District, Cumbria, we’ve got you covered with plenty of inspiration and ideas; as well as great places to rest your head. Book your stay and begin the year in style.

Make memories with Lake District Estates and their selection of fantastic holiday parks. From the Lake District to the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, they’ve got plenty of locations to choose from, with camping, glamping, and even Pullman Camping Coaches for a unique staycation.

Why not hole up in a cosy cottage in the heart of the Lake District? The Coppermines have luxurious self catering properties in a range of locations: whether you want your own private hot tub or are looking for a perfect family-friendly break (dogs included!), they’ve got something for everyone.

Once you’ve arrived and settled in, it’s time to get out and explore! Our high streets are the perfect choice for a spot of retail therapy: from independent shops to national brand names, we’ve got plenty to tempt the keenest of shoppers.

In Ambleside, The Temperance Inn has been newly refurbished and serves up a great menu of food and drink, alongside cosy and comfortable rooms. Its name is a nod to its history as an old temperance establishment (although it now serves alcohol!).

Combine a visit with a trip to the light and airy Old Courthouse Gallery in Ambleside, and discover arts and crafts from Cumbria and across the UK.

To help you get inspired, or feel like you’re here in spirit if you can’t make it in person, our new 2022 desktop calendar wallpapers and mobile backgrounds should do the trick! Free to download, they’ll help to banish those January blues.

Remember to be #AdventureSmart while visiting us, and make sure you’re well prepared before heading into the great outdoors. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and a very happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming you in 2022, here in the Lake District, Cumbria.


Lake District Estates

Lake District Estates 

Our holiday parks and marina complex can be found in some of the most picturesque locations including the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. We offer a range of accommodation from glamping getaways, quirky safari tents, and the impressive Waterbird Boathouse. We even have Pullman Camping Coaches overlooking the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway line. Book with confidence and look forward to new adventures in 2022. Making memories starts right here!

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The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Luxury Lakes Cottages from The Coppermines

With the luxurious feel of a boutique hotel, yet with the independence and seclusion of a self-catering holiday, our premium cottages offer the very best of both worlds. Each of our luxury cottages carry 4 or 5 Star Gold ratings from Visit England & each offers that special something extra, be it a private hot tub, secluded riverside location or spectacular lake views. What they all offer however is sumptuous interiors and first class facilities.

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The Temperance Inn, Ambleside

Now Open: The Temperance Inn, Ambleside

Experience the beauty of Ambleside from this fantastic, newly refurbished inn. Just a stone’s throw from Windermere itself, The Temperance Inn is the perfect place to eat, drink, sleep and explore the Lake District from. Enjoy an amazing dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two from as little as £99* with The Inn Collection Group’s amazing Winter Break deal!

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The Old Courthouse Gallery, Ambleside

Chase away the January blues at The Old Courthouse Gallery, Ambleside!

If you’re looking for some Winter cheer, the Old Courthouse Gallery in Ambleside displays a dazzling array of art & crafts from across Cumbria & the UK. They feature a wide range of painting styles plus ceramics, glass, sculptures and jewellery, all spread across 3 floors. There’s plenty of room to spread out & browse in comfort in this historic yet bright & airy space.

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Pick up a bargain in the January sales on Cumbrian High Streets

Bag A Bargain In The January Sales

January is a great time to bag a bargain on the high street, and in Cumbria we have everything you need for a spot of retail therapy. Discover more about Cumbria’s High Streets. Local Councils and businesses have worked hard to install COVID-19 safety measures, so you can visit confident in the knowledge your health is their priority.  Please follow HM Government COVID-19 safety guidelines when you visit, and support our local shops and businesses by being mindful of social distancing and wearing a mask. Above all enjoy your visit and stay safe.

The Welcome Back to High Streets Project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government.

Supported by The European Regional Development Fund and HM Government

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Great Freebies from Visit Lake District

This New Year we have some great giveaways for you on visitlakedistrict.com. Take a look below and get the new 2022 Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide; brand new desktop calendar wallpaper and mobile backgrounds; and a host of great prize draws; all completely FREE!

The 2022 Lake District, Cumbria holiday guide is now available - FREE!

Pick up your copy of The Lake District, Cumbria 2022 Holiday Guide to be in with a chance of winning a Luxury Spa Break

The 2022 Holiday Guide showcases all the very best that Cumbria and The Lake District has to offer. From food to accommodation and adventure to art, we have all the inspiration you need to plan your next trip! Our businesses are ready to welcome you, and understand the need for flexibility – which is much needed at a time when things are so uncertain. Our top tip? Book early to avoid missing out on your ideal dates and choices.

Don't forget our exclusive Holiday Guide competition to win a Spa break for two at The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa!
Click the link below to order your copy to be delivered to your door, but if you can't wait download an online PDF version for use on your mobile device.

Order Your Free 2022 Holiday Guide


Download free 2022 desktop calendar wallpaper from the Lake District, Cumbria

Download New 2022 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper - FREE

Refresh your desktop background images with our free to download, desktop calendar wallpaper. There are 12 brand new designs, each with a handy calendar month to help you plan your next visit whatever time of the year. The stunning images have been captured all around the Lake District, Cumbria, so will hopefully give you inspiration for some great places to explore.

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Download FREE Mobile backgrounds from the Lake District, Cumbria

Brand new FREE Mobile Backgrounds to download

Give your mobile a makeover with our brand new mobile background scenes from around Cumbria. We've brought you a selection of beautiful images from around the Lake District and Cumbria which are free for you to download and use on your phone, so change them as often as you like! Enjoy the views each time you look at your phone and look ahead to your next visit to your favourite Lake District locations.

Download Free mobile backgrounds here


Enter our FREE prize draws

Enter Our FREE Prize Draws

There are some great prizes on offer at visitlakedistrict.com.

 Prize draws this month include:

To be in with a chance of winning these great prizes:

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