The UK’s most stunning National park, which has recently been hailed as the World Heritage Site, is the favourite weekend destination for young active people and families. Being home for the England’s highest mountain and deepest lake, this place is radiating primordial beauty in any season of the year. Autumn is a special season here painting the woods in unspeakably vivid colours. But as in autumn the weather is very unpredictable and this area usually gets more precipitations, you should plan your car trip more carefully and find out the weather forecast. Make sure your tyres’ tread can cope with the wet roads and low temperatures; otherwise, get a set of good winter tyres.
What will the weather be like when you arrive and what to pack?
The weather in the Lake District National Park varies greatly from year to year, from season to season and even from day to day. Autumn is one of the most unpredictable seasons. Sometimes it happens that one can see all four seasons in one day. You can get wet under the rain or get sunburnt under the clear sky in one day, so it’s important to get dressed and equipped according to the activities you are going to attend in the park. Here is the list of must-have clothes and accessories in autumn:
· walking boots with a grippy tread for walks of all difficulty levels;
· waterproof/windproof jacket and trousers;
· fleece top or jumper;
· sun block;
· hat and gloves;
· extra clothes (socks, gloves, hats) for high ridge walks.
The Lake District National Park attractions and activities
The Park is home to England’s 12 biggest lakes, sandy coastline, and soaring mountains, so there are plenty of activities for any taste. Cycle, walk, swing in the ancient oaks, hire a canoe or an electric boat at Coniston Water, get lost in the beautiful gardens and TreeTop Nets at Brockhole, take a walk through the Great Wood to Ashness Bridge, explore historical sites at North Lakes, stand in awe at the cost of Wastwater Lake surrounded with giant Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Kirk Fell, and Red Pike, and have a cup of tea at Barrow House.
A rainy day is not a problem here as the Lake District National Park offers many unique indoor activities. For example, you can visit a stunning Muncaster Castle which is home to a ghost and the World Owl Centre, take a train to the foot of mountains at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, listen to the Rum story, visit Rydal Mount (Wordsworth’s family home), or enjoy a relaxing ‘steamer’ cruise on Ullswater Lake.