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Wild swimming in the Lake District 

It wouldn’t be a trip to the Lake District without a dip in some wild waters, whether it be the more secluded, deeper Crummock Water, or a more famous spot like Derwent. If you’re keen to take the plunge into wild swimming on your trip, then check out our guide to the best Lake District swimming.

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How, when where?: Water sports in the Lake District 

Making a splash with some water sports is one of the best things you can do on your Lake District holiday. There are dozens of different pursuits to try your hand at, from the adrenaline pumping paddle boarding to a more laidback canoe trip, and the various bodies of water that make up the National Park offer plenty of space to try in.

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Our favourite vegetarian restaurants in the Lake District 

The Lake District is known for incredible local produce and hearty, delicious meals that are meant to fuel a farmer traipsing up and down hills all day, which makes some people think it’s a terrible spot for vegans and vegetarians. While that might have been the case once upon a time, there are now a tonne of modern eateries and venues that cater to the ever-growing herbivore population all over the Lake District, whether that be for a full-on, sit-down, fancy meal, or a light snack to keep you going when you’re halfway up a massive slope.

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Spotlight on: cycling in the Lake District

Cycling in the Lake District is one of the best ways you can spend your time in this little slice of Cumbrian heaven. The Lake District National Park has dozens of different routes suitable for all kind of two-wheeled vehicles, from mountain bikes to sportier frames and road bikes. If you’re keen to pedal through Girzedale Forest or around South Lake, read our guide on the best of cycling in the Lake District.