Kevin Rushby, Guardian Travel’s ‘Explorer’ and a contributor to the Saturday Review, has experienced what so many people love doing but that so many people steer clear of, a winter break in the Lake District. Some people wouldn’t dream of coming to this, the busiest of the National Parks in any other time than at its busiest. Yes, these periods of the year do tend to be the ones with greater chances of good weather naturally, but what about the thought of almost having the place to yourselves? Of course this is not going to be exactly case but you get a dam sight more of it to yourselves coming up to the lakes in late autumn and winter and the scenery, well people are rarely disheartened.
There are some days where mist seems to cling to everything from the ankles up but these are quite rare. Take January for example, the wind has been too strong for any bad weather to hang about, there has been some excellent days of sunshine and now the ultimate, snow. The heart of the Lake District National Park is pure winter wonderland at the moment with snowy scenes illuminated by the sun and brightest of true blue skies. The Christmas 2015 Christmas card image will be all sorted by the end of the trip!
The Lake District doesn’t close through the winter, it’s a 365 day destination now. As experienced by Kevin Rushby of The Guardian, the new Lakes Distillery is open for tours, the Kirkstile Inn has its legendary Loweswater Gold flowing, you can still scale new heights at the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine and The Langdale Lake District Hotel & Spa is open and ready and waiting to offer post Christmas relaxation and detoxification.
And a winter wonderland brings winter wonderful prices on accommodation, it being the most cost effective time to visit. Book through Crispwhitesheets.com at The Langdale Hotel and get special room rates starting at just £88 from now until February 12th 2015 which includes of the luxury leisure facilities included.