Guide to Caravanning in the Lake District

It is not difficult to understand why The Lake District has recently been given World Heritage status.

The Lake District is one of the UK’s most spectacular natural landscapes of mountains, valleys, lakes and woodland combined with thousands of archaeological sites that provide an amazing glimpse into the past.

The Lake District is England's largest National Park and home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

If you're looking for a fun filled family holiday then The Lake District has it all! So whether you are into walking, climbing, sailing, canoeing, steam trains, photography or painting there is something for everyone.


Top things to do in The Lake District

1. If messing about on the water is your thing visit Brockholes on the shores of Lake Windermere for rowing boats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards or, if you prefer something less energetic hop on to one of the steamers that cruise on Ullswater, Coniston or Lake Windermere.

2. If you prefer to be on dry land walk or cycle around a lake like Eskdale or follow one of Wainwright's walks in the hills.

3. For those who want something more challenging, climb Scafell Pike, Great Cable or Helvellyn.

4. For a more cultural experience of the Lake District visit Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Abbot Hall Art Gallery or the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.

5. Younger children will love visiting Beatrix Potter's family home Hill Top and The Beatrix Potter Gallery, where they'll be able to see her charming original drawings of Peter Rabbit and other characters

6. Become a Roman Centurion for a day and walk Hadrian’s Wall

7. Go trout fishing on one of the smaller, quieter Lakes like Esthwaite.

8. If you are into wildlife visit Grizedale Forest to see red kites, barn owls, butterflies, buzzards and dragonflies.

9. Step back in time and travel on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway

10. The Lake District is so wild and scenic that it has inspired many poets, landscape artists and photographers over the centuries, so why not photograph, paint or write about your experiences in the Lake District.


A caravan or campervan is the ideal way to holiday in the Lake District. There are lots of campsites in the Lake District, and they range from intimate small locations to large family-friendly holiday parks, but they can get very busy during the school holidays so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Amber Leisure has a range of caravans and campervans for the perfect UK getaway this summer.