Routes

A Taste of the Lake District

Cumbria is a landscape of contrasts and travelling around by motorhome allows you to appreciate the different types of scenery. What's more, staying in more than one place means you can see all the sights or pursue your own special interests, with limitless opportunities for fun, excitement and adventure.

Your holiday starts when you've collected your Motorhome from us and join the M6 heading southbound for Carlisle.  After leaving the M6 near Kendal, head along the A684 and then the B5284 towards Lake Windermere. The lake is scenic to drive around, although can be pretty busy with leisure traffic in the summer so take the A591 at a leisurely pace, perhaps stopping off for a Lake Cruise and an ice cream in bustling Windermere.  The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is also well worth a visit and is popular with visitors old and young alike! 

When you reach Ambleside, you will find a good choice of caravan parks, including Skelwith Fold and Miller Field, where you can recharge your batteries before heading towards Grasmere. This is one of the prettiest hamlets in the Lake District National Park and takes you into the heart of William Wordsworth country. Make sure you visit Wordsworth's homes at Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage.

Continue on the A591 to Keswick, where you will be able to sample the beauty of Derwentwater before heading on to the peaceful lakes of Buttermere and Loweswater on the B5289.  Enjoy the Honister Pass, which reaches reaches an altitude of 356 m - watch out for gradients of up to 25% - and stop off for a lunch at the Flock-In Tea Room in Borrowdale.  Don't miss the exceptional Herdwick lamb stew, followed by a choice of the best homemade scones and cakes in the Lake District!

When you arrive back in Keswick, take the A66 towards Penrith, a charming market town on the edge of the Eden Valley. Take time to enjoy this area of the Lake District, which is brimming with charm and history. From here, enjoy a scenic drive along the A592, taking in Pooley Bridge and stunning Lake Ulllswater. You will find many excellent caravan parks in the area, including Park Foot and Waterside House.

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District and attractions include the Ullswater Steamers and Dalemain House.

Continue along the A592 until you arrive back at Windermere, when you can take a breather and plan another motorhome adventure!

You can find out more about the Lake District by visiting the official Tourist Board website GoLakes.

 

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