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Resources for visitors

Follow the hints and tips below to look after this precious place and fill your holiday with new experiences.

Car free travel
The best way to discover The Lake District's true character - the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside - is to get out there and explore! Leave your car behind, avoid the stress of traffic jams and parking charges, and discover another side to this special place on foot, bus, bike or boat. Download our See More Lake District app and visit the GoLakesTravel website

Love Your Lakes
No trip to Cumbria is complete without some Lake loving! The lakes are beautiful and also fragile as they are susceptible to toxic blue green algae blooms due to pollution from phosphates. Unfortunately, phosphates are currently found in some household products and end up in the lake via the waste water system. Help to improve the water quality by choosing phosphate free products.

Support green and responsible businesses
Browse our Green Directory. All of the businesses listed are members of Nurture Lakeland and are part of a dynamic network supporting the sustainability of tourism across Cumbria. Our members will satisfy your eco-conscience!

Explore More
Cumbria is the third largest county in England so there's plenty to explore. How about visiting the quieter corners of the county, such as the beautiful Eden Valley to the east. You'll find everything you need to know and more on our Nurture Eden pages.

Or print out some of our guides to inspiring days out from various areas in the Lakes... 

area map

Days out in the South Lakes Peninsulas

Days out from Coniston and Hawkshead (orange)

Days out from Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Newby Bridge (blue)

Days out from Ambleside, Grasmere and Elterwater (pink)

Days out from Keswick (yellow)


Nurture Lakeland, Windermere Road, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9PL     T. 01539 822622    E. info@nurturelakeland.org  get directions >

Nurture Lakeland is a part of Nurture Cumbria, a charity registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1130453 and company number 3317259

photography featured in top header courtesy of  James Bell PhotographyJames Bell Photography