Central Lakes Overview

The central Lake District is an area full of surprises, from its stunning natural beauty to its hidden treasures, charming little villages and vast National Park, a visit here will be remembered forever.

The rugged walking country of Ambleside attracts visitors from all over the world, drawn by the magnificent mountains and fells, three of the highest mountains in England, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Lingmell rise up from the earth, beckoning climbers to take on their challenge.

The town of Ambleside is situated in the Rothay Valley, about a mile above the top of Lake Windermere. This is the largest town in the central Lakes and attracts many tourists and visitors with its heady mix of historic sites, specialist shops,...

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Lake District Wildlife

Ambleside, Central Lakes

The Lake District supports a vast and diverse range of wildlife. From small mammals to fish, birds, insects and flora, the area is just teeming with wonderful and sometimes very rare species. Walking...

Fix the Fells

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Fix the Fells is a group of organisations who are combining their skills to preserve and repair the well trodden footpaths and trails which run throughout the Lake District, and give so much pleasure...

Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre

Windermere, Central Lakes

Brockhole is the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre and provides a whole range of information to help you plan and enjoy your visit to the Lakes. Set in gardens overlooking Lake Windermere...

Hayes Garden World & Restaurant

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Hayes Garden World in Ambleside is a family run business, and a haven for nature lovers. Plants, tools, ornaments or gifts for the wildlife in your garden are all here under one roof. There is also...

Grasmere Garden Centre Ltd

Grasmere, Ambleside, Central Lakes

Grasmere Garden Centre commands a stunning position in the centre of this picturesque village. Filled with all kinds of plants, flowers, and accessories to create your own piece of garden heaven...

Coniston Water

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Coniston Water is the third largest of the lakes and is located high up in the southern Lake District. It is 5 miles long and has a maximum depth of up to 184 feet and is the third largest of all the...

Grasmere Lake

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Centrally located, Grasmere Lake is one of the Lake Districts most popular tourist attractions, and is one mile long, half a mile wide and 75 feet deep it is connected to Rydal Water by the River...

Wasdale  Head

St. Bees, Central Lakes

Wasdale Head is located in Wasedale one of the English Lake District's finest dales and is a mountaineers paradise and also a mecca for scuba divers. It is a very tranquil and relaxing location...

Lake Buttermere

Cleator Moor, Central Lakes

Lake Buttermere is owned by the National Trust and is located on the Western corner of the Lakes surrounded by lush dairy pastures. It is a relatively small lake and is 1½ miles long, ¾ mile wide...

Black Well Art, Crafts House & Tea Room

Bowness-on-Windermere, Central Lakes

Historic Blackwell Art and Craft House is a world renowned gallery and museum set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Filled with wonderful architecture, works of art and hand...

Inn Way to the Lake District

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Inn Way to the Lake District is a comprehensive guide to a full weeks worth of touring around a host of traditional Lake District pubs and inns. The breathtaking scenery and wonderful countryside...

National Trust

Central Lakes

The National Trust are responsible for the preservation and restoration of some of the most stunning areas of the country, not least within the Lake District. Founded in the 1800's the trust has now...

Ennerdale

Cleator Moor, Central Lakes

The most westerly of all the lakes, Ennerdale is also one of the smallest located in the Lake District National Park. Situated close to Whitehaven and the town of Cleator, nestled in a valley...

Devoke Water

Central Lakes

Located in the mid-west region of the Lake District, Devoke water is a small tarn(lake) which sits at an altitude of 770 feet on Birker Fell one kilometre to the west of Eskdale. It is the Lake...

Cumbria Kart Racing Club

Cleator Moor, Central Lakes

Cumbria Kart Racing Club offers an exciting and full range of activities, including professional tuition and recreational racing. Based at Rowrah near Cockermouth the club is ideal for families and...

Wast Water

Central Lakes

Wast Water a remote and tranquil lake is located in Wasdale Valley in the Lake District, and is England's deepest lake and in some places it extends below sea level. Wast Water is surrounded by a...

Rydal Water

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Located in the heart of the lake District, Rydal Water is a small lake less than a mile long, 55 ft deep and a quarter of a mile wide. Rydal Water once home to William Wordsworth is located between...

Webtogs Outdoor Clothing and Equipment

Keswick, Central Lakes

Webtogs is a whole new concept in the outdoor clothing market. Based in Cumbria, and offering online ordering with free delivery from a wide range of famous named clothing and outdoor equipment,...

Climbing in the Lake District

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Climbing in the Lake District has become one of the most popular of outdoor pursuits. These magnificent mountains and fells offer the perfect place to try out climbing skills and test climbers to the...

Brothers Water

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Brothers Water is located at the northern end of Kirkstone Pass off the A592, and is classified in two different ways: firstly as one of the Lake Districts smallest lakes, and secondly as one of its...

Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Windermere, Central Lakes

Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre is an ideal place to combine a trip through the stunning Lake District scenery with some exhilarating outdoor activities. There is sailing tuition available...

Blue Fish Spa - Ambleside

Ambleside, Central Lakes

Blue Fish Spa is located at Oxleys in Ambleside, and offers a complete package of personally tailored rejuvenating treatments, pampering and relaxation therapies. The breathtaking lakeside scenery...

Lake Windermere Fishing

Windermere, Central Lakes

Fishing in Lake Windermere has always been, and still is one of the favourite outdoor pursuits in the area. Anglers come to this beautiful location to practise their sport, set amongst some of the...

Heaton Cooper Studio

Grasmere, Ambleside, Central Lakes

The Heaton Cooper Studio contains works by a renowned family of artists that span 4 generations. The quaint studio is located in the picturesque town of Grasmere in the heart of the Lake District....

Rathbones of Keswick

Keswick, Central Lakes

Rathbones of Keswick are a family concern, renowned for their expertise in supplying the area with a wide range of outdoor footwear, clothing and supplies. The welcoming, friendly staff will give...

 
 
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