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Golakes Travel Inspiration

Let the train take the strain

Why not make the journey part of your holiday experience with a break to the Lake District, Cumbria?

Whether you want to enjoy our stunning coastal and heritage routes or prefer speeding through Cumbria’s world-famous landscapes on mainline services, our rail network gives you plenty of opportunities to change the way you get around in 2019.

What’s more, there are regular connections to Stagecoach bus services and car hire from train stations for your onward journey, as well as regular scheduled boat services on Windermere, Coniston and Ullswater.

We have all the practical ideas and inspiration you need to book your break away and now is the time to benefit from new 25% discount off all off-peak Northern rail services across Cumbria (terms and conditions apply).

Take a look our itineraries here and see where the journey takes you…


Special Offer

Enjoy 25% off train travel around Cumbria with Northern Rail

Book Your Stay

Wherever you choose to explore around the Lake District, Cumbria there is a wealth of high-quality accommodation to choose from, including Hotels, B&Bs, Self-Catering Cottages, Camping Caravainning and Glamping.

Search for your ideal accommodation using the search facility below and book using Golakes.


Help and Useful Information


The weather in the Lake District can change quickly, clear morning skies can rapidly give way to rain, sleet or even snow so be prepared! Changes in weather can dramatically alter the difficulty of a route so please consider this before setting off. Call 0844 846 2444 to check the forecast.

Practical information

Appropriate clothing can make all the difference. It is important to be warm, comfortable and dry when out exploring so make sure you have the appropriate kit and plenty of layers.

Your rucksack should hold everything needed and be carried comfortably. Have extra layers, a hat and gloves, enough food and drink, and a first aid kit. A compass, map and the knowledge to use them is invaluable.

Mobile phone reception isn’t always good in the Lake District. Leave details of your route and expected finish time with a buddy. If you are delayed please contact your buddy to let them know. This will prevent mountain rescue, a team of volunteers, being called out unnecessarily. If there is an emergency call 999, ask for Cumbria Police and give your location; an accurate grid reference is ideal.

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