If you are looking for an activity holiday or short break with fantastic scenery and enjoy the great outdoors then the Lake District may be the place for you.
In late autumn and winter some of the attractions close but there is still plenty to see and do. There are plenty of choices of bed and breakfast places, guest houses and hotel accommodation in this area along with youth hostels for you to choose from.
You may consider renting a holiday property and have the freedom this brings, many people and particularly families prefer this option for their stay in this area, and the choices available are varied from stone cottages, town houses to large country houses. You would normally rent the property on a weekly basis but out of season excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter you may be able to rent for a weekend.
Windermere is the most famous of the lakes with its secluded bays and lovely scenery it is approximately ten and a half miles long and is one of Englandís largest lakes, you can rent rowing boats, canoes or have a cruise during the main tourist season. At the activity centers in the Lake District you will find various other activities on offer, horse riding, climbing and walking to name a few.
Windermere has a train station and fairly good road links; it is approximately one and a half miles from the station to Bowness. To the north of Bowness you might want to visit the Windermere Steamboat Museum, the museum houses the oldest mechanically powered boat along with a collection of steamboats and powerboats.
You can also book a steamboat cruise on a steam launch here. In Bowness you may want to visit the World of Beatrix Potter, children can be occupied as there are interactive displays to amuse and interest them. Beatrix Potterís Cottage at Hill Top where she wrote many of her childrenís stories may also be of interest to you, one way to see the house is to catch a ferry across Windermere and walk the two miles to see the cottage. Bowness has shops for you to browse around, cafes and restaurants for food and refreshments. Windermere and Bowness are well worth a visit.