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Wednesday 20 December 2017

5 Great Ways To Spend New Year’s Day In The Lake District

New Year’s Day is a time of confusion for many of us: we’re still in the period between Christmas merriment and going back to work, we’re not sure what day it is and we might even be feeling a tad on the rough side after what we drank the night before.

However, it doesn’t have to be like that every year and, if you’re staying in the Lake District, New Year’s Day offers you plenty of options when it comes to things to do.


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We’ve found 5 of the best ways to spend New Year’s Day in the Lake District this year so that you can make the most of your time in this beautiful national park.


Embark on a walking tour

The Lake District is renowned for its fantastic rambling scene so how could we not let walking take the top spot on our list?

Whether it’s a morning stroll to ease your hangover or a hike up the fells, the Lake District is the perfect location for walks of all kinds and there’s something for everyone: novices, pros, and the whole family.

For some inspiration on some of the walks you can do on New Year’s Day in the Lake District, have a look through these ideas by Walk Lakes. However, hiking in winter does come with some added dangers, so make sure you take all the right precautions!

Delight your taste buds

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean it’s the end of delicious food! In fact, New Year’s Day is the perfect chance to have another slap-up meal courtesy of some of the wonderful pubs and restaurants in the area.

Whether you opt for our sumptuous afternoon tea here at Broadoaks or a traditional roast beef dinner at a local inn, there’s something for everyone.

Just be sure to book well in advance, as the best eateries will be filling up quickly for New Year’s Day!

Visit the past

Much of England is full to the brim with fascinating history and the Lake District is no exception. New Year’s Day would be the perfect time to visit some of the Lake District’s most famous attractions away from the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist crowds.

A great place to start would be Castlerigg stone circle, a historic site near Keswick which is dated back to the Neolithic period. Made up of 38 stones, Castlerigg stone circle was built as part of a megalithic tradition. The Lake District is full of hidden gems like this, so you have no excuse not to explore during your stay.

Get on your bike

New Year’s Day is all about relaxing and spending some quality time with your loved ones and one of the best ways you can do that in the Lake District is to go for a peaceful bike ride along the quiet country roads.

Off-road riders are welcome too, as the mountain biking scene is huge in the lakes - we particularly recommend the Altura Trail in Whinlatter Forest Park.

Go climbing

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, the Lake District is the ideal location for climbers of all levels of expertise (although, if you’re a novice and you’re going to be out on the crags, make sure that you’re with an experienced climber for safety reasons).

Nothing could refresh you more on New Year’s Day than taking in the views that the Lake District has to offer at heights with the January breeze cooling your face. If you’re looking for information on the best places to go climbing in the Lake District, check out this post for some pointers.

Whatever you decide to get up to in the Lake District this New Year’s Day, don’t forget to pay us a visit at Broadoaks Country House. We have a series of luxury rooms which will make your stay in the Lakes unforgettable.  


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