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The Lake District is full of delights – and not just in the Summer months. Whatever the month, week or day it may be, there’s always something to get up to in this wonderful corner of the world, not to mention the views!

Sundays are made for getting out and about and enjoying the finer things in life. So there’s no better location than the Lakes to do so. Whether you enjoy a relaxing cosy Sunday or an exhilarating one, the Lake District has all this and more… here are just a few ways to spend your Sunday whilst enjoying a short break in the Lake District.

Wild Walks

You’ve probably heard it time and time again, but that’s because it’s true – one of the best things to do in the Lake District is walk or hike. The surroundings are simply breathtaking, with wildlife along every beaten track. Whether your tool of choice is a camera or binoculars, you are bound to witness some unbelievable creatures. 

From red squirrels to roe deer, ospreys and even falcons, buckle up for a wild walk in the Lake District. There’s suitable terrain for everyone. Bring the whole family, the dog, and of course, a flask of tea for a pit stop. A perfect Sunday stroll. Don’t forget we have dog friendly rooms next time you are planning a short break away in the lake district. 

Check out a range of easier Sunday strolls here or read our guide to the best dog walks in the Lake District for more ideas. 

Explore History

You will not be short of historical stories in the Lakes. Sundays are the ideal time to soak up some tales of way-back-when. From the Lakeland Motor Museum to the Laurel and Hardy Museum and beyond, almost anything you could want to learn about, the Lakes has to offer. There’s even a pencil Museum! Yes, pencils. We know you’re intrigued…

Be sure to hop in TripAdvisor here to see the nearest and top-rated museums.

Did you know that the great poet William Wordsworth is from Cockermouth in the Lakes? Other famous folk include the well-known Beatrix Potter, Alfred Wainwright and Arthur Ransome. If you don’t fancy heading out, you could have a cosy Sunday at home researching and reading up on the inspirational people from the Lakes.

Get Adventurous

Whilst the museums and walks are great, sometimes you need more of a thrilling adventure. Just because it’s a Sunday, doesn’t mean it has to be a lazy one! Your pyjamas will be ready waiting after your adventure. Everything from trampolining to go-karting, caving, mountain biking and more could be on the cards when you are in the Lakes.

For the ultimate adventure, why not check out Go Ape at Grizedale Forest, where you could get involved in five experiences ranging from the treetop challenge to zip trekking, segways and more.

Check out a whole load of exciting and unique outdoor activities in the Lake District here, including Alpaca walks and sailing dinner Cruises! Sundays don’t have to be boring.

Sunday Lunch

What better way to spend a Sunday than to eat? One of the best things about Sunday is the roast you can expect at some point. Gravy, roast potatoes, creamy mash, Yorkshire puddings, veggies and more (of course, a glass of wine!)… all by a cosy, roaring fireplace.  You are imagining it right now, aren’t you?

A traditional Carvery Sunday Lunch is the icing on the cake when it comes to Sundays. Can you even have a ‘proper’ Sunday without it? 

On top of this, some of the best dog friendly pubs in the Lake District are right on your doorstep, making this area the perfect choice for people travelling with their four-legged friends.

The team at Paisley’s Restaurant at Craig Manor approach Sundays as only we know how – with a delicious British menu full to the brim with all the classic favourites. With two menus, you can fill your belly with a traditional Sunday dinner or indulge in fish and chips or even a curried lamb pie. 

We may be tooting our own horn but if you are looking for the best way to spend a Sunday in the Lakes, come eat Sunday lunch with us! See more information, our menus and wine list here. Happy Sunday!

Additionally, you can find things to do in Ambleside to add to your collection of ideas to spend your Sunday.