Windermere has a variety of independent shops, cafes and eateries for sedate afternoon teas with spectacular views. A charming town for a leisurely stroll around the lake or grab your boots and walk to Orrest Head, School Knot or the National Trust's 17th century farmhouse, Townend. ;
From here, hop on the 555 or 599 to Bowness for wonderful panoramic views of Lake Windermere, hire a boat or enjoy a leisurely cruise with a Windermere Lake Cruises bus & boat ticket. Stop off at Brockhole on the Windermere shoreline - a must for family fun! Have lunch in a variety of eateries before hitting the shops in Bowness, then walk along the promenade for an ice-cream whilst taking in the best Lake views.
An artistic village with galleries, bookshops and home to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Head to the hills for splendid views of Easedale Tarn and Helm Crag or take a stroll around Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. (555, 599)
Be amazed by magnificent scenery over the Kirkstone Pass into Glenridding village. (508)
See classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia from across the world with recreations of a 1920s garage and a 1950s cafe. (6)
A lakeshore park with wonderful views all year round. The Fell Foot Active Base is great for outdoor and water-based activities. (6)
Sail from Fell Foot near Newby Bridge to Lakeside, connect with the steam trains. (6)