A trip to the Lake District is all about superlatives. Whether you're gazing up at - or down from - England's highest mountains, photographing the country's deepest lake or visiting the homes of famous romantic poets, you're bound to be drawn into the unparalleled natural beauty of England's iconic national park. Read our guide to the best things to do in the Lake District and start planning your adventure.
Average monthly sunshine and temperature charts reflect the expected summer highs for the Lake District - perhaps naturally, the most popular time to visit. However, average rainfall is not hugely lower during peak season than at other times of the year.
Lakeland scenery changes dramatically as the seasons spin by, and springtime and autumn breaks are now becoming popular especially if you're looking to wind down the year amid the spectacular reds and oranges of October and November.
Whatever Lake District itinerary you have for your adventure, we will have a hostel to match it. From remote shepherd's bothies to secluded lakeside retreats, you're sure to find unique Lake District accommodation for the best prices with YHA.