Lake District and
Cumbria Tourist Information


Lake District and Cumbria events calendarLake District Events 2023

Plan your Lake District trip by visiting our Lake District Events 2023 calendar.

Cumbria Lake District Tourist Information

Click on the following towns, villages and areas to find tourist information, a bit of local history and a few nice photos of the area.

Ambleside | Alston | Appleby | Arnside and Silverdale | Barrow in Furness | Bowness on Windermere | Brampton | Broughton in Furness | Caldbeck | Carlisle | Cartmel | Cockermouth | Coniston | Duddon Valley | Eden Valley | Furness Peninsula | Gosforth | Grange-over- Sands | Grasmere/Rydal | Hawkshead | Kendal | Keswick | Kirkby Lonsdale | Kirkby Stephen | Maryport | Millom/Haverigg | Newby Bridge | Penrith | Ravenglass | Seascale | Sedbergh | Silecroft | Silverdale and Arnside | Silloth | Solway Coast and Plain | Staveley | St. Bees | Torver | Troutbeck | Ullswater Valley | Ulverston | Whitehaven | Wigton | Windermere/Bowness

Click this link to view these places in an easy to view table: Cumbria Towns and Villages information

The Eden Valley

Described as Cumbria's last wilderness, and standing between the fells and waters of the Lake District to the west, and the dales and moors of the North Pennines to the east, the timeless quality of the Eden Valley offers a welcome departure from crowded busy lives.
Visit the Eden Valley

Walking through Cumbria

Information on 4 of the region's Great Walks.
Discover and plan your walking trip with our essential guides of 4 of the most famous walking routes of the region.
Find useful information on where to eat and stay along the route.

Hadrians Wall Walk
Alfred Wainwright's Coast 2 Coast Walk
The Dalesway Walk
The Cumbria Way Walk

The Duddon Valley

It's a tranquil remote wild region of the Lake District and Cumbria where walkers, climbers, cyclists and Nature lovers can roam and discover a sense of refreshment amid scenery which has changed little over the years. Through it flows the River Duddon which rises at the highest point of Wrynose Pass to begin a 15 mile journey to the Duddon Estuary and the sea.
Stretches of the clear waters are suitable for canoeing, salmon fishing, river bank picnics and even a “wild swim” on summer days.
Discover the Duddon Valley

Cumbria Events

The Lake District and Cumbria host many special events, some of which can only be found in this area.
View our Lake District Events 2022 Calendar by date and region.

Things to See and Do in Cumbria

Walking and climbing the fells, watersports, museums and heritage, parks and nature, stone circles and brewery tours and more.
Things to See and Do in Cumbria

Cumbria tourist information

Cumbrian Tourist Information Centres

We have all the contact information for Cumbria's tourist information centres.
Lake District Tourist Information Centres

William Wordsworth

A biography of Cumbria's most famous son, and Poet Laureate of the 19th Century.
Where did he wander as lonely as a cloud? And of what significance was Dora's Field?
William Wordsworth

Beatrix Potter

A glimpse into the secret life of England's most-loved children's story writer.
“Once upon a time, there were four little rabbits. And their names were, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter...”
Beatrix Potter

Cumbrian Food

Discover new tastes and flavours using local produce and ingredients from Cumbria.
Cumbrian Food

Lakeland Maps

Essential road and rail maps for when you make your trip around Cumbria and the Lake District.
Lake District Maps

Cumbrian photography

Lakeland Photography

Hundreds of Cumbria photos in high quality for your viewing pleasure. Pictures are categorised and suitable for use as Computer Desktop Wallpapers.
Lake District Photographs

The Lakes

The Lake District comprises of 16 lakes, 53 tarns, and several “waters”, ranging from the bustling shores of Windermere to the remoter locations of Wastwater and Loweswater.
Enjoy a pictorial journey through the Lake District.
Lakes of the Lake District

Herdwick sheep

Herdwick Sheep

Grazing unconcernedly on the edges of the open sided mountain roads, the Herdwick sheep have chosen to walk and climb some of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe. Baah...
Herdwick Sheep

Cumbrian weather

Cumbrian Weather

An overview of the local weather, and what to expect when walking the Cumbrian fells.
Cumbria Weather