6 days in Lake District Itinerary

6 days in Lake District Itinerary

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6 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Gillingham
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Woburn

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and look for gifts at Sweet Treats.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Penrith visit site .

London to Penrith is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Penrith are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Easedale Tarn, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands (in Grange-over-Sands). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and get great views at Orrest Head.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Windermere road trip planning website .

Getting from Penrith to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Grasmere, Ambleside, Helvellyn, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting

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