Lake District Links

The Weather

Weatherline Website: My choice of weather forecasts for the Lakes, complete with the summit report from Helvellyn.

General Sites

National Parks Authority:

North Lakes Volunteer Hub: Information about volunteering with the National Trust in the North Lakes region (from Ennerdale round to Borrowdale and Keswick).

North Lakes National Trust Volunteer Hub: Website for people who volunteer with the National Trust in the North Lakes.

Go Lakes: The official website of Cumbria Tourism, with lots of information about the area.

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association


Lets Stay: Lake District

Lake District Cottages

The Byre, Field Broughton, Grange-Over-Sands

Lake District Cottage Company: A selection of ninety cottages spread across the Lake District

Self Catering Holiday Cottages - from Lakelovers

Walking Holidays

Brigantes Walking Holidays & Baggage Courier

Coast to Coast Breaks ltd

West Coast Guiding - We offer Lake District group guided walking and private guiding, scrambling, navigation training, wild campingtrail and fell running in the Lakes and beyond – as well as challenge events such as the Yorkshire and National Three Peaks. We can provide expert guidance on Lakeland classics such as Scafell PikeHelvellyn (and Striding Edge)Great Gable or Blencathra (and Sharp Edge), as well as smaller fells such as Catbells and Haystacks. Whatever your age, level of fitness or experience, we’ll provide a safe, fun and affordable adventure that matches your ambitions and exceeds your expectations. So give us a call or mail today: 07930 989 641 or paul@westcoastguiding.co.uk

Food and Farm Shops

Wasdale Fell Meats: High quality local meat sold in a farm shop on the shores of Wastwater (a short walk from the NT car park at the head of the lake.

Carvetii Coffee: Mail-order coffee producer based in the North Lakes

Outdoor Activities

carolclimb: A wide range of outdoors activities in the Lake District and on the west coast of Scotland, including fell walking, climbing and kayaking.

Outdoor Shops in the Lake District

Where2Walk.co.uk: Over 100 suggested walks in the Lake District

Miles Without Stiles: Walks designed for people with limited mobility

Arts and Crafts

Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics: Potter based in the Lowther valley, producing excellent pottery using local materials.

The Wild Wool Workshop: Susan Denham-Smith's weaving workshops in a splendid location in Ennerdale

Performance Arts

Ian Douglas Storyteller: A super storyteller based in West Cumbria.