It’s National Parks Week this week July 24th – 30th and what an even bigger celebration it is for the Lake District.
Just two weeks ago the Lake District National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status making it the second site in Cumbria, the other being Hadrian’s Wall and the largest site in the UK.
National Parks Week which is perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the school summer holidays and has been set up to bring people together which is more important than ever in 2017 than any.
In all 15 of the national parks in the UK there will be special events held during the week from high octane adventure challenges to farmers markets, wildlife trails and group walks.
In the Lake District there are plenty of guided walks during National Parks week also family cycle rides and face painting at Brockhole – the Lake District Visitor Centre at Windermere. But it’s not just about organised events, the whole of the Lake District is open to explore for leisurely strolls, long hikes, climbing, cycling and other outdoor adventures. Why not visit a part of the Lake District you’ve never been to before? Perhaps head to the water and go canoeing or kayaking? Make use of the miles of cycle paths and take the whole family for a two wheeled adventure day out?
In the true heart of the Lake District is the Langdale Valley so what better place to make a base in National Parks Week 2017. The Langdale Lake District Hotel & Spa are outdoor adventure mad and if you haven’t got any routes or ideas mapped out already, they are the people to ask with miles and miles of ideas directly from the hotel. Last minute availability bed and breakfast rooms start from £170 for their Cosy Lakeland Signature or £180 for a Roomy Lakeland Signature. Use of the leisure facilities are included and there’s the lovely Stove Restaurant or Wainwright’s Inn for dining and drinks during the stay. Visit http://www.langdale.co.uk for more information and to book.