3 Of The Lake District’s Hidden Gems

The Bank Holiday is nearly upon us and we’re sure that many of you out there have booked dog friendly places to stay in the Lake District to enjoy a few well deserved days off from work. If so, check out some of our top secret tips of some of the best hidden gems the region has to offer so you can have the holiday of a lifetime, one that you’ll never forget.

Wild swimming

Who doesn’t love a dip in the river from time to time? If you’re a keen wild swimmer, make your way to Tongue Pot waterfalls in Eskdale, where you’ll find a simply stunning pool that sits beneath a tumbling waterfall. There’s a pebble beach nearby so you can really relax, and if you stroll on a bit further you’ll find more pools at Lingcove Beck, Kail Pot and Esk Falls.


You’ve got to go for a picnic this long weekend if the weather is fine (fingers crossed!) and if it is, then make your way to Ulpha Bridge in Duddon Valley, where you’ll find lots of river beaches and not very many tourists at all. There are also ruins to explore and lots of deep pools that are perfect for splashing about in.


For a spot of wildlife watching, make your way to Walney Island Nature Reserve. You’ll find some amazing views and more flora and fauna than you can shake a stick at. Look out for those friendly grey seals playing in the tide – but make sure you check what the tide’s doing as Piel Island can be cut off from time to time.

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