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Lake District Gift Experiences

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Ever wondered what to buy an adventurer, outdoor enthusiast, or a Lake District Lover? Well, these Lake District gift experiences could be just the thing.

Lake District Gift Ideas

Cream Tea and Steam Experience on the Ravenglass Railway

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway runs for seven miles among the picturesque Eskdale Valley. It is one of the oldest and longest narrow-gauge railways in the country and is also known as La’al Ratty, which translates to “little railway”.

On the 40-minute journey you’ll enjoy views of the Lakeland countryside which lies against a backdrop of iconic peaks. When you disembark at Dalesgarth station, you’ll be treated to a delicious cream tea with sandwiches.


Afternoon Tea for two at Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Just a casual amble away from the shores of Lake Windermere, Briery Wood Country House Hotel is a gorgeous hideaway with award-winning dining, a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and a stunning backdrop.

Afternoon tea here is a real treat which you can enjoy among the beautiful gardens or in one of the cosy lounges. You’ll be served a lip-smacking selection of freshly made scones with cream and local jams, naughty cakes, finger sandwiches, and other sweet delights. I couldn’t imagine more delicious Lake District gifts.


Scafell Pike Guided Expedition

Laying claim to being the highest summit in England, Scafell Pike is an imposing peak that stands at 978 metres tall. It commands respect so it’s always best to hire the help of an experienced mountain guide if you’re unsure whether you can tackle it alone.

This guided expedition ensures you’re in safe hands and is one of the best Lake District gift experience days for anyone wanting to test their physical and mental strength on the fells. Not only will you be relieved from navigational duties, but you’re also left with more time to soak up the views.


Go Ape Treetop Challenge

Nestled among the sturdy branches of Whinlatter and Grizedale forests, Go Ape offers an exciting treetop adventure for adrenalin seekers and anyone with a head for heights. Prior to your experience you’ll be kitted out with a harness and given a safety briefing before whizzing along zip wires, swinging through the trees and navigating a range of thrilling obstacles. These are fantastic Lake District gift experiences for both adults and children, or even yourself if you fancy taking the challenge.


Go Ape Segway Adventure

If you want Lake District gift ideas for people who prefer to stay on the ground, Segway is equally as exciting and is a great way to explore the forests and Lake District countryside. Before you set off, you’ll be given instructions on how to ride a Segway and there’ll be time to practice balancing and steering.

During the hour-long adventure, you’ll ride over rugged ground, soaking up the incredible scenery along the way.


Ullswater Cruise with Bubbles

What could be more relaxing than cruising across Ullswater on a steamer, with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco in hand? The cruise departs from Glenridding Pier and takes you on the most scenic journey below dramatic fells. Many consider Ullswater to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District and this is certainly the best way to appreciate its splendour.

Whether you want to sit on the open deck in the summer or sit down below and admire the snow-dusted peaks in the winter, you can choose to cruise at any time of year with these Lake District gift experiences on Ullswater.


Self-Guided Cycle Tour for Two

If you prefer to do things at your own pace, a self-guided cycle tour is one of the best ways to explore the Lake District. The price includes easy-to-follow route sheets and complimentary bicycle hire and equipment.

Prior to your trip, you’ll be given useful advice that will help you decide which is the best route for you. So, all that’s left for you to do is hop on the bikes and set off on an unforgettable bike ride through the Lake District National Park.


One Night Escape with Dinner for Two at Rothay Garden Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the pretty village of Grasmere, Rothay Garden Hotel and Spa is one of the finest accommodations in the Lake District. This wonderful dining package includes a four-course evening meal at the award-winning restaurant, overnight stay in a double or twin room, and a full English breakfast in the morning. The following day you can either make use of the spa or venture into the village and the surrounding fells.


Two Night Stay for Two in a Glamping Cabin at The Quiet Site

Just moments from Ullswater, The Quiet Site offers glamping accommodation in a peaceful and beautiful setting. This two-night stay includes a glamping cabin for two with bedding and underfloor heating. The roof window and outside decking are perfect for enjoying a spot of star-gazing in the evenings.

On site you’ll find a shop that sells handmade gifts, fresh bread and a range of other essentials. Crepes and pizza are also available from the Quiet Bite. The Quiet Bar is a unique rustic pub with roaring open fire and stocks a wide range of local beers and distilled spirits. On various evenings throughout the year, there is live music playing.

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