As you may be aware, January is one of the quieter months for visitors to the Lake District. We as locals wonder... why? There are so many great reasons to visit at this time of year!
Crisp Winter Walks
Winter walking is underrated generally, but in January, particularly so! Expect sparkly frosty grass, mist rising from the lake, snow capped fells and fog lingering in the valleys. The landscape has a unique beauty at this time of year which cannot be beaten. Whether you are experienced or a beginner in the world of walking, the Lake District can cater for all. Many of our guests love how a fresh, crisp winter’s morning walk makes them feel ready for the day ahead.
Peace and Quiet
Many tourists to the area visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, and to take a step back, relax and reflect. In winter all the popular walking trails are quieter and more peaceful, as well as the lake shores and buses from town to town. So if you’re really looking to experience life in the countryside from a locals perspective, now is the time to book.
Postcard Perfect Views
Here in the Lake District we experience snow in the towns and valleys fairly infrequently. But usually every year we do get to see some snow, a glistening blanket covering the tops of the highest fells and mountains. The contrast of the snow to the reddened braken, green fields and leafless trees is truly stunning. Definitely picture perfect and something everyone should see!
Sunrise and Sunset
One of the great things about shorter days in winter is that you don’t have to get up or stay out until stupid o’clock to see the spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the Lake District. Against the backdrop of our rolling fields, steep craggy fells and reflective lakes, the red and pink skies offered at morning and dusk are amazing! You certainly don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture a perfect shot.