Booking a hot tub spa break in the Lake District in winter is a chance to experience Cumbria well-ahead of the busier Summer months. However, the Lakes during December and into the New Year are definitely worth the visit.
After all, the Great British countryside is delightful all year round, as each of the 4 seasons brings with it a change of perspective. During winter you may just miss out of the Autumnal colours but those snow-capped mountains will more than make-up for it.
However, come the end of the winter months and you’ll even have time to sneak in a romantic Valentines break in the Lake District. After which, it will soon be time for Spring bank holidays ahead of those long drawn out summer evenings.
Things to do in the Lake District in Winter
Although let us not get ahead of ourselves. As not only is winter a time to make the most of a hot tub spa suite, but there are also plenty of other things to do in the Lake District.
Walks in the Countryside
You may have to risk the elements, but winter walks in the countryside are somewhat magical. With the crisp dew under your feet, you’ll soon discover why so many people keep coming back. Plus, not only that but on a clear day the views from the likes of Orrest Head are unbelievable.
Alternatively, why not bring a bicycle with you when you visit the Lake District? With private parking available at the Aphrodites Group, you can keep a bike alongside your car ready to ride off across the fells.
River Cruise on Lake Windermere
If you prefer a more sedate way to travel, then Windermere Lake Cruises are still operating over the winter. Albeit dependant on the current 2020 Covid-19 restrictions currently in place. However, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Lakes in style.
In fact, a river cruise on Lake Windermere is certainly a “must-do” when on a break in the Lake District. As for those winter months, taking the first boat of the day will see winters mist over the water. Meanwhile, the early evening is the perfect photo opportunity to capture some beautiful sunsets.
Visit the Local Pubs
As well as other local attractions, it has to be said that this year more than any the local pubs and restaurants need the support. Only, there’s something else about visiting the pub while on a winter break in the Lake District.
With the log fires burning, you can sample locally sourced ales as well as an authentic pub lunch or dinner. We’d certainly recommend the likes of the nearby Flying Pig in Bowness or the award-winning Crafty Baa in Windermere.
Christmas Markets and Lights
If you’re visiting the Lake District in winter 2020, unfortunately, the Windermere Christmas Celebration (formerly Windermere Christmas Market) has been postponed. Under normal circumstances, this would certainly be one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the Lake District.
However, that’s not to say you can’t still take a romantic walk and appreciate the council’s effort on festive lights! Elsewhere, it’s worth checking local listings first, however, keep an eye out for Christmas at Brockhole on Windermere and other local attractions.
Hot Tub Spa Breaks in the Lake District
Are you planning a last-minute visit to the Lake District in winter this year? Then take a look at our hot tub spa breaks in Windermere with the Aphrodites Group. Our 3 properties offer a choice of hot tub suites and luxurious rooms, providing some of the most talked-about hot tub spa breaks in the Lake District.