5 days in Lake District Itinerary

5 days in Lake District Itinerary

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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
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Glenridding
— 2 nights
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Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the local highlights with The Lake District Walker, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and then take a peaceful walk through Ennerdale Water. On the next day, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dubwath Silver Meadows, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth tour planning app.

Cambridge to Cockermouth is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cambridge in August, expect nights in Cockermouth to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Glenridding.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Glenridding

Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ullswater. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at St Sunday Crag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Ullswater and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haweswater Reservoir.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenridding trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Glenridding takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Glenridding, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glenridding

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.