There's space for you in Allerdale. Whether that's adventure, gentle walks, culture and heritage, exploring new places or just relaxing. You'll find Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Thirlmere here. Mighty fells are in abundance too including Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Catbells and Dale Head.
Discover the real character of the Lakes at our unique festivals. Don't miss the Keswick Mountain Festival held every May. Glorious food and drink takes centre stage at Taste Cockermouth every September and December. Books and the spoken word are celebrated at Words by the Water in Keswick each March.
Food and drink is at the heart of Lake District life. The increase in the use of local , seasonal ingredients is there for you to see and enjoy when you eat out. It's really evident in the craft ales produced by artisan brewers. Visit the Castle Brewery in Cockermouth where Jennings have been brewing fine ales since Queen Victoria's time. The acclaimed Lake District Distillery at Bassenthwaite is not to be missed.