South Lakeland – Stunning Scenery, Activites & Quiet Relaxation

An area of unrivalled beauty and charm, it is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. Indeed, it has long been the lifestyle choice for many professionals looking to escape the city. For those seeking their own piece of rural idyll, they don’t have to compromise on quality of life, connectivity, transport links and business vibrancy. The region is perfect if you want to take part in energetic outdoor activities or take time out for quiet contemplation. In fact, spectacular South Lakeland provides the perfect escape from the office or workplace. Where else can you scale some of England’s highest peaks or sail on its longest lake and enjoy world class art? Furthermore, there’s events and festivals all year round as well as cinemas, michelin-starred restaurants, cosy pubs and relaxing spas.

Perfect for Family Life

The region is well served by high-quality schools, colleges and universities. Clearly, it is  the perfect choice for family life. Kendal and Furness College are highly regarded, working closely with local employers to provide specialist vocational programmes. Additionally, Lancaster University is easily accessible and is rated as one of the top universities in the world. Finally, the University of Cumbria is a specialist in teacher education.

Places To Visit

South Lakeland is one of the six local government district in Cumbria, with its council is based in Kendal. It includes much of the Lake District as well as north western parts of the Yorkshire Dales.

South Lakeland Attractions

South Lakeland has a wealth of attractions and places to visit which will appeal to the whole family. Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, there are lots of things to explore.

Lose yourself at Lakeland Maze Farm Park or journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world, all beautifully illustrated in the needlework at Quaker Tapestry. Maybe it’s arts and crafts, great music to listen to, or a film you’d like to watch, then a must-visit is The Brewery Arts Centre. All these attractions are available to visit in the bustling market town of Kendal and the surrounding area.

Experience the nostalgia of a steam train on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railwaylocated in the scenic Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere. The railway runs from Haverthwaite Station, along the banks of the River Leven, to Lakeside Station where you can alight and visit the Lakes Aquarium. Then it’s off for a breathtaking cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises, to sail you away to Bowness and Ambleside. Enjoy a heritage boat trip at Cumbria’s newest museum, Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, set in a stunning location on the shores of Lake Windermere.

As you step into The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness, you can explore this wonderful landscape, as all 23 of the magical tales are brought to life. There’s also Beatrix Potter’s charming cottage to visit at Hill Top, Far Sawrey, nr Hawkshead. Whatever you choose, there’s a great day to be had for visitors and locals alike.