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Welcome to the Golakes Blog. Are you stuck for inspiration on where to visit in the Lake District? Never been here before? Want to find something or discover an old favourite in national park? Then this is the place for you.

We regularly upload new top ten lists, places you can stay, walks to do in the Lake District, hidden gems for you to discover and the must try activities whilst you're here. Flick through the pages of our blog below and discover something for yourself. #theplacetobe

The Beginners Guide to the Lake District, Cumbria THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THE LAKE DISTRICT, CUMBRIA

The Lake District, Cumbria occupies 2,613 square miles of north west England, so coming here for the first time can be somewhat overwhelming when deciding exactly where to visit first. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, dramatic mountain ranges, 2 national parks, hundreds of miles of coastline and a rich cultural heritage, you will almost certainly have reasons to come back here time and time again.

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Caves of Cumbria THE CAVES OF CUMBRIA

Cumbria and The Lake District are littered with caves, ravines and gullies that litter the mountain landscapes. From old abandoned quarries to natural cracks in the earth, there are many that are worth your time exploring during your visit.

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High Adventure A HIGH ADVENTURE

With breath-taking views at every turn you’ll ascend to the heady altitude 393metres (1,289 ft) on a route pioneered by the Romans. You’ll travel through picturesque Lakeland villages in the Langdale valley, cross Hardknott and Wrynose - two of the steepest mountain passes in England, visit the deepest lake in England Wastwater with its view of high mountain Scafell Pike.

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Cumbrian Coastal Railway, West Cumbria Explore The Best of the West

Western Cumbria has so much to explore - superb beaches, historic towns, places of interest and great attractions.
Check out our itinerary and explore the best of West Cumbria.

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Cumbria Road Trips 6 road trips in cumbria you need to take

Looking for the perfect day out with friends? A solo venture to collect you thoughts? Or just want to explore as much of Cumbria as you can? Then take a look at our six favourite road trips from around the county!

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Top 5 things to do at easter top 5 things to do at easter

If you still can’t decide where to spend your Easter break, then check out our Top 5 things to do and places to stay in the Lake District, Cumbria. Choose to stay in your own private lakeside retreat or get pampered at a sensational spa hotel. 

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7 Things to do in Keswick 7 things to do in keswick
At the very heart of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site, Keswick has so much to offer whatever the time of year but especially in Spring. The days are getting longer and all around, nature is stirring from its Winter slumber.

Here are our 7 favourite things to do when you Visit Keswick.

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Jesse Evans A heart warming story...

Check out the heart warming story of Jesse Evans. A 5 year old boy who suffers from a type of sensory overload disorder. He found peace and tranquility at Tarn Hows. Learn how he found this comfort in the heart of the Lake District...

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Cumbria Tourism Cumbria Dominates Britain's Favourite Walks

You may have seen Britain’s Favourite Walks Top 100 on ITV recently, hosted by Julia Bradbury and Ore Obuda, the show documented the British public’s favourite walks from across the UK.

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Broadrayne Farm Springtime at Broadrayne Farm

What comes to mind when you think about spring time in the Lake District? Rolling green hills, lots of lambs and cosy stone cottages to retreat to after a day in the fells? That sounds like a Lake District spring to us!

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Lakelovers 5 SIZZLING SUMMER ADVENTURES IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Check out five summer activites you can get involved in during your holiday to Lake District, Cumbria. Lakelovers Holiday Cottages have compiled a list so you can start planning your 2018 summer holiday! 

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Lakes Culture EXPERIENCE THE WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD HERITAGE CULTURAL LANDSCAPES OF THE LAKES.
The landscape of the Lake District has been inspiring artists and writers for centuries and now it has been recognised by UNESCO and awarded World Heritage status.

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Valentines Day 9 of the best lovenests for valentines day

Frequently voted as the UK’s most romantic destination, The Lake District, Cumbria is renowned for its wild and emotive scenery, providing the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day or a romantic break away any time of year. Choose from luxurious hotels with state of the art spas to centrally located city chic apartments or remote retreats tucked away to relax, unwind, and enjoy some extra special time together.

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Grasmere Glamping THIS IS MORE THAN JUST “GLAMPING” …

Across Cumbria there are more than 100 sites offering alternative accommodation, but you don’t find many like this. On a 17th century farm, on a sunny elevated position surrounded by world-class scenery is Grasmere Glamping’s
Micro Lodge Pod. More than just a solid-wood tent you’ve come to expect from camping pods, this is outdoor luxury on another level.

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