Lake District Holiday Weather Overview
The Lake District lies within the county of Cumbria and is one the most popular holiday destinations in England.
With deep lakes and vast mountains, the Lake District is a unique tourist resort that allows visitors absorb the beauty of the surroundings, which can be best viewed between September and November.
The Lake District hosts a variety of cultural and historical monuments that prove very popular hotspots.
Things to do and see in Lake District
The Lake District is one the most beautiful places in England and hugely popular holiday destination due to its humpbacked mountains and vast lakes.
The deepest and longest lakes are hosted at the Lake District, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively, whilst Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England.
The Lake District is renowned for its history and culture, with the Honister Slate Mine and former homes of English poet William Wordsworth, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount all popular attractions.
Primarily, the splendour of the Lake District is what draws English and worldwide visitors, with Derwentwater one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
Best food and places to eat in Lake District
Some exquisite dishes have arrived courtesy of Lake District cuisine, with the Cumberland sausage, Kendal mint cake and Herdwick lamb amongst the most well-known.
There are three main types of dining establishment in the Lake District are restaurants, cafes/tearooms and pubs.
The Old Stamp restaurant is reputed for its beautifully presented dishes whilst Rattle Gill Cafe is another well-liked institution that adds a unique touch to vegetarian cuisine.
What languages are spoken in Lake District?
English the first language spoken in the Lake District, although Cumbrian dialect will often be heard in various areas of the location.
Cumbrian dialect is derived from Celtic and Norse influences with speakers of dialect having a relatively strong accent with certain words often shortened.
Which currency is used in Lake District?
The British pound is the official currency of the Lake District. It is recommended to bring British currency with you if you are travelling from outside of Britain to receive the best rates.
ATMs are widely available in the Lake District and many hotels, restaurants and shops will take credit or debit cards for payments.
Top places to stay in Lake District
A variety of B&BS (bed and breakfast) and hotels are scattered around the Lake District, with luxury and budget hotels all available.
Gilpin Lodge is a charming, modern four-stay that offers glamorous rooms, whilst Linthwaite House Hotel is popular for its exquisite views and impressive cuisine.
For a slightly more modest stay, the Crown Inn is ideally located for walks and a trip into town, whilst Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel is worth investigating to see what terrific value deals they have.
When is the best month to visit Lake District?
The time between summer ending and winter beginning between September and November can provide thrilling views as leaves turn from greens to red.
This is a very popular time of year for tourists to visit, with the temperature comfortable and the beauty of the Lake District at its peak.
Summer in Lake District
The maritime climate of the Lake District can see weather change rapidly, with a period of summer commencing from March to October.
During March to June, the Lake District sees its driest period of the year. Rainfall is a predominant feature, with Sprinkling Tarn the wettest area of the Lake District that receives roughly 5000mm of rainfall every week.
Despite the regular fluctuation of the temperature, the summer months of July and August seen the sun sparkle of the lakes and an average temperature of 5°C in July.
Winter in Lake District
The wettest months of the year at the Lake District occur from October through January as winter commences.
Snowfall generally occurs during November and April with the Lake District valleys having around 20 days of snowfall and 200 days of rainfall per year.
However, winter days can result in some outstanding views, with the air clear as reflections in the still water and snow settling on the mountains offers overwhelming sights.
What to wear in Lake District?
Given the generally low temperature of the Lake District, a waterproof jacket will prove valuable as will otherwise warm jackets and trousers.
Spare socks, hats, gloves and hiking boots will also serve you well. The weather remains comparatively warm in a valley but can be very cold when hiking on top of a ridge.
Best months to visit Lake District?
April and May are the best month to go for holiday or travel to Lake District. Our weather forecaster has analaysed past 10 years of weather data through Lake District weather forecast and Lake District weather history and based on that they forecast these months temperature to be around 8°c and average of 109.4667 hours of sunshine in a month.
Coldest months of Lake District?
January and February are the coldest months with temperature at around 0°c.
Which months receive most rainfall in Lake District?
December and November receive most rainfall with precipitation count of 172.59mm.
Travelling to Lake District? Check out our Weather averages of Lake District to better plan your holiday or travel.
If you would just like to know what the weather was for a past dates for research or education or you are just curious then visit our historical weather of Lake District section.