15 days in Lake District Itinerary

15 days in Lake District Itinerary

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15 days in Lake District Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eskdale
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Exeter

7
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kendal Castle and Bridge House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ullswater and Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead), Stock Ghyll Force (in Ambleside) and Keswick (Derwentwater, Walla Crag, & more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, tour the water at your own pace with Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, and see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Penrith trip itinerary planning app .

Exeter to Penrith is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eskdale.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Ambleside, Lake District, Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, Kendal Castle
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:
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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

7
nights
Eskdale

Eskdale ©
Eskdale is a glacial valley and civil parish in the western Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. Take a break from the city and head to Buttermere and Wrynose Pass. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Townend and Scafell Pike Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eskdale: Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston), Millom (Haverigg Beach & Horseback Riding Tours) and Grasmere (Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, Helm Crag, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, admire the landmark architecture of Wordsworth House and Garden, make a trip to Rydal Water, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eskdale road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Penrith to Eskdale takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eskdale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Windermere, Millom, Cockermouth, Coniston
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:
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Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Townend ©
Townend

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