January in the Lake District 2023

A very Happy New Year from all of us at Visit Lake District, Cumbria!

This is the perfect time to plan ahead for 2023, giving yourself something to look forward to in the year to come – and the Lake District, Cumbria, has all the promise of new adventures to enjoy. Whether it’s a family break, a romantic getaway, a solo trip or a holiday with friends, this is the perfect place to be.

Our natural landscapes are just the place to focus on your health and wellbeing. Whether its a restorative walk on the fells or by a lake; a relaxing spa day; an animal experience to help you reconnect with nature; yoga on a hilltop; or forest bathing beneath the trees, we've got the perfect tonic to the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Begin the year in style with a winter break: choose from spa breaks, hotelsself-catering cottagesglamping, 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! Book your stay and join us for an experience to remember.

Once you’re here, there’s plenty to see and do. This month, frosty mornings, snow-capped peaks, cosy cafes and country pubs await. Get outdoors and banish the January blues; feel the benefits of nature to your health and wellbeing; and explore our friendly towns, villages and city. From low level walks with accessible paths to organised adventure activities; art galleries and theatres to indoor attractions telling the story of our county, there’s so much to discover.  Looking for ideas and inspiration? Our 2023 holiday guide is just the thing – order yours here.

Make memories with The Coppermines Lakes Cottages and their fantastic selection of self-catering cottages in the heart of the Lake District. From outdoor hot tubs to mountain retreats, there’s something for everyone.

From stylish hotel rooms to cosy shepherds huts, Another Place is the ideal place to stay and explore the wilderness. Located on the shores of Ullswater, there are watersports, fell walks, and luxuriously cosy interiors.

With locations across the Lakes, The Inn Collection Group is offering you the chance to stay for less with dinner, bed and breakfast from £99* for two. Choose from one of their picturesque inns and enjoy a cosy break this winter.

For a foodie getaway, Askham Hall is just the place. Their three night break offer includes a Michelin starred meal, posh pub grub, and hearty breakfasts to set you up for a day spent exploring the local area.

The Royal Oak is just place for a Digital Detox: switch off and reconnect with nature in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley, enjoying countryside walks and delicious food and drink. Stay from just £100 per night in February and March.

Feeling lucky? We've got lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs with our free prize draws, including a two night stay at Another Place on Ullswater - perfect for a winter staycation. Take a look at whats up for grabs and enter here. Good Luck!

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. We look forward to seeing what 2023 has to bring us in the Lake District, Cumbria.

For more ideas and inspiration this January VisitLakeDistrict.com

The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Beautiful cottages in the heart of the Lake District - for 2023 breaks in the Lakes

From unique mountain cottages in spectacular locations, to 5 star luxury cottages or from cottages by the water to cottages with hot tubs, our collection of quality holiday cottages, each one packed with character & charm, has been hand-picked by us.
So, whether you’re a family looking to make wonderful memories, friends looking for new adventures or a couple looking for a romantic hideaway, we have cottages to suit all tastes, needs and pockets for 2023 and beyond.
All from a trusted, local & independent agency based right here in the Lakes.
And because we’re local, we are on hand 7 days a week to ensure you can enjoy the best possible holiday in this most incredible of locations!
Visit us online or call our Coniston office on 015394 41765

Coniston Coppermines

Another Place

Set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park, with a private lakeshore and views over Ullswater and the fells, Another Place is the ideal place to explore the wilderness. 
Whether you’re paddleboarding across the lake, swimming beneath a full moon, breathing in the fresh air out on the fells, or toasting marshmallows around the firepit, a stay at Another Place is always time well spent with family and friends.

Book your stay here.

Another Place, Ullswater

The Inn Collection Group

Last chance to grab a dinner, bed and breakfast stay in the Lakes from just £99* for two.

The Inn Collection Group has the most picturesque inns across the Lake District and are the perfect base for a winter getaway.

Enjoy snow frosted mountains and breath-taking views without the crowds, before indulging in delicious pub fayre in front of a roaring fire.

Available until the end of March, find out more here.

Inn Collection

Winter at Askham Hall

Discover the Askham Collection this winter for less, with three night breaks for just £750 per couple (usually £840).

Head outdoors for wind-swept walks, invigorating wild swims and runs across the rugged fell side; or get cosy with a glass of hand-picked wine by the roaring fire and a gentle wander in the gardens followed by Michelin starred food. 
For other late availability offers check out our Facebook page for regular updates.

Book your winter break here.

Askham Hall

Holiday Guide 2023

Planning your next adventure? The 2023 Holiday Guide showcases the very best that the Lake District, Cumbria, has to offer - from food and drink to accommodation and activities.

Don't miss our exclusive Holiday Guide competition to win a Spa break for two at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa! 
Order a copy to be delivered to your door - or if you can't wait, you can view the holiday guide online here.
Order Your Free Copy of the 2022 Holiday Guide here.

Visit Lake District Holiday Guide

Time to plan your visit to The Royal Oak for all your adventures

This time of year, we tend to spend a lot of time indoors and Spring can seem a long way off. Have you thought about a Digital Detox, reconnect with nature, your loved ones and most importantly yourself. Find yourself in the beauty of the Borrowdale Valley, it’s easy to find solitude and tranquillity and enjoy a piece of Lakeland to yourself this time of year. Experience the magic and essence of Winter with sparking frosts, snow covered mountain tops and frozen lakes in this spectacular area.

Bright sunny Winter days are just what you need for a low-level walk, however short, it might just be the tonic you need. You will find a selection of low walks at www.keswick.org and all our wonderful attractions are still open in Winter, ideal for the holidays.

With special offers to enjoy, you can stay in February or March from £100 a night in a classic room with breakfast for two. Receive a warm welcome, get toasty by the log fire, have a relaxing night sleep, fuel yourself with a hearty breakfast and enjoy gins, ales and wines in our bar or snug and indulge in a sumptuous evening dinner you’ll be talking about long after you’ve gone home.

Book direct on our website with no deposit to pay here.

Enter Our Free Prize Draws

We've got some cracking new prize draws for you this month and even better - they're all absolutely FREE to enter!

New prize draws this month include:

  • Two-night stay at Another Place, Ullswater
  • Meditate with Horses Experience
  • Half Day Nature Experience with Lunch for 2
  • Spa Day for 2 & 6 month couples Health Club membership

Enter the free prize draws here.

Save Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale

Ruskin's View, Kirkby Lonsdale, was once described bty John Ruskin as 'one of the loveliest views in England'.

However, access to this popular viewpoint was closed in 2021 due to erosion from floods.

Now, the town is working to raise £1 million over twelve months to restore access to this stunning viewpoint for all to enjoy and connect with Kirkby Lonsdale's heritage and surrounding landscape.

Can you help? Check out their Just Giving page.

Ruskin's View Kirkby Lonsdale




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