Welcome To Lakeland

On top of its stunning landscape and famous writers,poets and artists,the Lake District is equally renowned for its fantastic food and drink. Fresh from our abundant larder of fells,lakes and orchards,comes a mouthwatering menu of Morecambe Bay shrimps, flavoursome Herdwick mutton and saltmarsh lamb,line-caught Windermerechar,spicy Cumberland sausage,delicious sticky toffee pudding and juicy Lyth Valley damsons.

Not only do we love our food,we care passionately about how it’s produced.Cumbria is home to 18 Fairtrade towns,more than any other region of the country.Tour our towns and villages and you’ll find restaurants,cafes and tea shops,inns and pubs serving Fairtrade,along with hotels,guest houses and B&Bs offering a flavour of Fairtrade too.

When you want to pack up a picnic or take home a taste of Cumbria with you,our rich choice of farmers’ markets,farm shops,delis,award-winning butchers and artisan bakeries will prepare you a veritable feast. As a welcome visitor to Lakeland,you can play your part by shopping at those places displaying the Madein Cumbria and Fairtrade signs.Here you’ll find food that really does leave a nice taste in the mouth.


There’s so much to experience in the Lake District – breathtaking outdoor pursuits,inspiring arts and culture and imagination- sparking children’s attractions. We’ve compiled helpful indexes on pages 2 and 3 to help you plan your itinerary and pack in as much or as little as you want… …wakeboarding on Windermere,canoeing on Coniston,or traversing Honister’s Via Ferrata,followed by a hearty pub meal in front of a blazing log fire. …strolling around stately homes and landscaped gardens, then savouring a reviving afternoon tea. …enjoy browsing among village shops,delis and galleries, visiting craft and country fairs,and shopping at famous stores,from high-street,to high class and the highly contemporary. …embark on a family outing to a wildlife park or aquarium, boarding a steam railway,and rounding off the day with a visit to the cinema.