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There’s something here for everyone

First of all, the natural beauty is simply stunning. With rolling hills, peaceful lakes, and charming villages dotted throughout the landscape, it’s hard not to be in awe of the scenery. And there are so many ways to explore it – from hiking and biking to kayaking and fishing, the outdoor activities here are second to none.

But it’s not just about nature – the South Lakes are also home to some truly charming towns and villages, each with its own unique character and attractions. You can explore the historic town of Kendal, wander through the charming streets of Cartmel, or take a stroll around the picturesque village of Hawkshead.

And of course, there are plenty of cosy self-catering accommodations to choose from, each offering a comfortable and relaxing home base for your adventures. Overall, the South Lakes are a true gem, and I highly recommend a visit to anyone who loves natural beauty, outdoor activities, and charming communities. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

How are the South Lakes different from the North?  

The South Lakes and North Lakes in Cumbria are different in several ways. Here are some of the main differences:

Landscape 

The South Lakes are characterized by rolling hills, valleys, and lush forests, while the North Lakes are home to rugged mountains, craggy fells, and deep valleys.

Outdoor activities 

While both areas offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and water sports, the North Lakes tend to be more popular with serious hikers and climbers due to the challenging terrain.

Scenery 

Both areas are known for their stunning scenery, but the North Lakes tend to be more dramatic and awe-inspiring, with towering peaks and steep valleys, while the South Lakes are more serene and peaceful, with gently rolling hills and tranquil lakes.

Tourist attractions 

The North Lakes are home to some of the Lake District’s most famous tourist attractions, such as Keswick, Derwentwater, and the Castlerigg Stone Circle, while the South Lakes offer more secluded and hidden gems such as the village of Cartmel, the Levens Hall Gardens, and the Haverthwaite Railway.

There are so many wonderful places to visit when staying in the South Lakes of Cumbria!

Here are a few highlights of the South Lakes that we would recommend: 

The Southern shores of Windermere 

This is the largest lake in England and a must-see attraction in the Lake District. You can take a cruise on the lake, go kayaking or paddleboarding, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore.

The Village of Cartmel 

This charming village is home to a 12th-century priory, a medieval gatehouse, and several lovely pubs and restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to try some of the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Grizedale Forest 

This stunning forest is home to a network of walking and cycling trails, as well as several art installations and sculptures.

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