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Why you should be ‘healthy holidaying’ in the Lake District, Cumbria this Autumn

With Summer on its way out and our minds quickly turning to the busy Christmas season, it can be easy to overlook the all-important Autumn months that mark a time of change, balance, and letting go. Follow by nature’s example and use this opportune tranquil timeframe to focus on revitalising your own physical and psychological well-being this Autumn.

From taking advantage of the cooler temperatures by exercising in exquisite natural beauty to indulging in the finest seasonal menus, here’s why you should take to the Lake District, Cumbria for a ‘healthy holiday’ this Autumn:
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Enjoy the cooler temperatures and take your workouts outside:

 
The Lake District is the ideal outside gym with an abundance of cycleways to ride, mountains to climb, lakes to swim, and forest paths to run… However, as with any outside activity, it’s inevitable that the weather will play a factor in how appealing it is to partake in. Likened to Summer and Winter, as Goldilocks would say, the weather’s ‘not too hot, it’s not too cold… it’s just right’ in the Autumn!

So, what are you waiting for? Pack those trail shoes and take to the Cumbrian mountains for a workout in the wilderness this Autumn… and, what a time to come and admire the incredible scenes of nature as the district unfolds into a sea of vivid oranges, reds, and yellows.

We would recommend exploring the Buttermere Valley in the Western Lake District. This area is picture perfect with not one, not two, but three blue ribbon lakes to admire as you walk/hike/jog/skip/run/dance/cycle your way around one of the many routes in the region.

Take advantage of the low-season quietness:

Take advantage of holidaying in low-season and relish a little more space to yourself whilst enjoying time at one of Cumbria’s many activity providers:

Take to one of the Lake District’s most iconic lakes, with Coniston Boating Centre. With rowing boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards for hire, not only is this a great opportunity for a full body workout, taking to the water is also a fantastic way to clear your mind and relax.

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Indulge in the finest seasonal menus:

 
The Lake District, Cumbria is fast gaining a reputation as a food lover’s must-visit destination. With four Michelin-starred restaurants in the region, it’s no wonder the standard is high. So, once you’ve burnt off some energy, refuel with some delicious local produce for those post-workout gains!
 
We’d recommend a visit to Bistro at the Distillery, where the focus is on freshness, flavour and simplicity. Head chef Andrew Beaton has cooked for the queen and worked at Raymond Blanc’s Petit Blanc, and he prides himself on producing exceptional, honest food.
Lakes Distillery
Or, enjoy a great vegetarian feast at Zeffirellis. A Mediterranean influence is apparent throughout the menu with plenty of vegan options available, too.

There are also lots of farmers’ markets, local food halls, and farm shops, including Low Sizergh Barn, to stock up on organic, nutritious goodies.

Take some time to reflect and collect your thoughts:

 
Autumn is the perfect time to clear your head, connect with your creative spirit, and take some ‘me’ time. Grab a hot chocolate and blanket and sit out on the terrace at Lindeth Fell Country House; you’ll find it difficult not to feel inspired whilst surrounded by the beautiful gardens overlooking Lake Windermere. Chanel that inspiration by starting a gratitude diary that will carry you into the impending new year as you mean to go.
Lindeth Fell Country House
And, as the evening draws in, cosy up with a great book next to the open fire or head down to Macdonald Old England Hotel
for a sensuous spa session; open until late, there is plenty of time to relax and unwind before heading home physically and psychologically refreshed, motivated and having created some good habits for the winter season.

For more inspiration on how to spend your time in the Lake District, Cumbria this Autumn visit: www.golakes.co.uk

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