Here’s Why You Have to Go Glamping in the Lake District This Summer

Fri 13 July, 2018

Crowded beaches and hot sunshine are not everyone’s idea of a dream summer holiday. Those looking for interesting places to visit with great food, outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery will love Glamping in the Lake District this summer.

The best glamping sites in the Lake District provide comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Choose modern cabins and well-equipped Glamping Pods in the Lake District countryside or spacious Yurts and Tipis beside sheep-nibbled fells and reflective lakes.

Things to Do from your Lake District Glamping Site

Lake Windermere glamping is always popular as a base for enjoying steamer trips, lakeside walks, historic homes and delightful tea rooms. Keen fell walkers may prefer the quiet central location of Ullswater glamping accommodation while those with pets will find a good choice of dog-friendly glamping throughout the Lake District.

Outdoor Activities near Lake District Glamping Sites

The wild open spaces are perfect for summer glamping breaks in the Lake District. Endless fell walks, breathtaking scenery, starry skies and the sounds of nature can all be enjoyed from the cosy comforts of Lake District yurts near Windermere, complete with wood burners. Cosy tipis, bell tents and pet-friendly wigwams for glamping near Ullswater provide access to the lakeside Ullswater Way and the start of the 192-mile Coast to Coast Walk.

Cumbria Glamping for Festivals

The Lake District hosts many festivals during the summer including the Cumberland Sausage Festival in early May, the Keswick Beer Festival and the Cumberland Show in June; the Derwent Water Regatta and Kendal Calling (Cumbria’s largest music festival) in July; the Kendal Folk Weekend in August and the Festival of the Fells and the free Lakes Alive Arts Festival in early September. There’s something for all budgets and tastes!

No need to book an expensive festival pitch – just opt for a convenient Cumbria glamping site nearby for a cheaper (and quieter) place to stay.

Summer Weather in the Lake District

Cumbria is known for its showers, but the driest, sunniest weather is between May and late September. Average highs range from 15.6°C to 19.7°C so it’s still pleasant for fell walking, kayaking and outdoor pursuits. Those wanting to enjoy watersports, painting and photography will also prefer summer glamping in the Lake District. Spacious Lake District glamping accommodation with proper beds, comfy chairs and kitchen facilities provide a place to relax, read and play games even on showery days!

Cumbria Food and Drink

Opt for luxury glamping accommodation in the Lake District with a full kitchen for self-catering or spoil yourself with a few meals out. The Lake District has several Michelin starred restaurants as well as local pubs, bistros, waterfront restaurants and quaint tearooms. Local produce include delicious Cumberland sausages, Blue Winnow cheese and tasty Herdwick lamb washed down with Damson Gin or craft ale from the Keswick Brewery. For desserts look no further than Sticky Toffee Pudding or Kendal Lakes ice cream.

With its own unique history, scenery, festivals, food, drinks and cultural activities, glamping in the Lake District this summer has everything covered! Have you booked yet?

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