Perhaps the best reason to visit in the autumn is to see the spectacular display of colour that the trees and other plants put on each year. Forests turn from green to shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown with everything in between, whilst on the floor under the canopy you will find bright red toadstools. Hedgerows are dotted with purple blackberries, red rosehips, and yellow crab apples.
Autumn is the most peaceful time of year in The Lake District. This means more parking, quieter footpaths and more free seats in the numerous warm and cosy pubs and tea rooms. There are many places to sample craft beer and even a Whisky distillery.
If walking is your thing the famous fell walker Alfred Wainwright counted 214 official fells in his epic seven-book guidebook series, The Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, so there are enough to keep you going for a lifetime. Most walks can be tackled any time of year – though the scenery you’ll walk through arguably looks best in autumn.
A word of warning, though: only attempt the high routes in good weather and check the forecast before you set off.
If your interest is literary, visitors can pay homage to Wordsworth at Grasmere, where the scribe kept two cottages, or to Beatrix Potter at Hill Top, near Sawrey, where the writer lived and breathed her beloved Lake District.
Come and visit the wonderful Lakes and enjoy a stay at The Hawksmoor.
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