Make 2019 the year you visit the Lake District

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23 January 2019

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Where better to take stock and re-set things than in the open spaces of one of the UK’s beautiful National Parks?  Take an uplifting journey into a cottage break in the Lake District National Park with a sponsored blog from Lakelovers.

Mindfulness on the water

Thanks to England’s unique geography, the mountainous region of the Lake District gives rise to no less than 16 lakes. Visit the Lake District and enjoy some of the very best water sports on offer. Rafting and sailing in particular, take a lot of concentration and so are an ideal way to focus the mind.

Enjoy water sports on the lakes!

Water sports on Lake Coniston, the Lake District. Photo credit: Lakelovers.

The right kind of distraction   

Whether retired, stay-at-home parent or worker bee, our lives are as busy as ever and it can be difficult to find quality time more than simply grabbing a coffee and a chat. However, if you and a dear friend have the 6km route up Coniston Old Man planned out ahead of you, then this provides the perfect distraction from the bustle of daily life. Walking in open spaces is a hassle-free activity, without distraction and such a joyous way to spend quality time with friends and family.    

Take a walk in Ambleside

A lakeside walk without distractions is the perfect way to set goals and plan adventures – what will your 2019 adventure be? Photo credit: Lakelovers.

Sleep Champion  

Water therapy is an established well-being treatment that goes back as far as Hippocrates and Ancient Greek civilisations. Combining the health-giving benefits of a hot tub or sauna with the calming reward of nature and the experience is truly rejuvenating. The feel-good vibes extend into the night too. Elevating the body temperature during the day, whether through hydrotherapy or exercise, is proven as an important part in encouraging good sleep health.  Sleep has become something that we don’t tend to prioritise in modern life, yet a renewed interest in the importance of sleep for good health is promoting many to seek a good night’s sleep.

Lakelovers have over 100 holiday cottages with inclusive leisure club access or private spa facilities and, of course, if you’re traveling on a budget a holiday in a National Park puts walking right on your doorstep, so there’s endless opportunities to get the heart rate up to help induce a restful sleep.  


enjoy a hot tub in the Lake District

A private outdoor hot tub and sauna in a luxury Lakelovers cottage in the Lake District National Park. Photo credit: Lakelovers

Making a Meal of it   

The farmers market has become a staple part of English countryside culture and the ‘field to fork’ ethos that many Lake District restaurants are passionate about can be practised by us amateur chefs too, thanks to these markets. There is something so very wholesome about getting recipe tips from the producers at the market, shopping within the challenges set by the seasons and returning back home to try to reproduce a gourmet extravaganza! This slow process of cooking is not about convenience and fuelling, but about goodness, well-being and having the time to be mindful of how important the ritual of food is in our wellbeing.

make a meal of it in the Lake District

From Hawkshead Relish and Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding to Morcambe Bay Shrimps and Herdwick lamb, you’ll find award-winning food producers in the Lake District National Park. Photo credit: Lakelovers

Time spent in the Lake District is guaranteed to inspire and put you and your family on the right footing for a positive and focused year ahead.

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