What to do with the family around Lake Windermere

Heading to the Lake District? Pack your walking gear and embrace the great outdoors to make the most of a family getaway around Lake Windermere.

Learning through nature: the new diversity project fronted by The North Face

From mountain climbing in the Lake District to river rafting in North Wales, The North Face is enriching young people through the power of the great outdoors.

The Lake District: Picture postcard

It’s not until we approach our third bout of traffic in an hour that it dawns on me: it’s half-term. Too late to turn back, and with three kids in the car it’s going to be a very long journey. To make matters worse, the boys (three and six) — pumped up on Haribo and with no outlet for their adrenalin — start fighting

Top 5: UK adventures

Forget the far-flung corners of the world; your next adventure expedition is just a stone's throw from one of the UK's major cities

On location: Where to eat in Cartmel

Home to Michelin stars and iconic desserts, this Lake District village knows how to dine

Eat: Cumbria

A wealth of natural produce, regional charm and talented chefs and producers mean Cumbria is a veritable gourmet paradise, with Cumberland sausages, Morecambe Bay shrimp and sticky toffee pudding just a few of its specialities

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