PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Coming to the Lakes is an excellent decision already made, whether it’s for a weekend or a longer stay.  But as we all know, weather in the UK does command a lot of our attention and a holiday in the Lakes will be enjoyed all the more with a little bit of forward planning, as the weather will impact where you go, what you do each day and how you do it.

WEATHER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

For a detailed weather forecast for the Lakes, check out: http://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk  And on Twitter @LakesWeather will provide you with the latest weather information.

Another great website to use is https://mwis.org.uk/   The Mountain Weather Information Service was set up by SportScotland and is excellent for checking out the weather all around the UK.  You can select where you are e.g. the Lake District, and it will give information about wind on the summits, visibility etc.  Very useful in helping you decide on which route but also what to pack in your daypack re clothing, if you need suntan cream and food (hot or cold).

https://www.adventuresmart.uk/  is an excellent website with some top tips about what to wear if you’re going to be doing something outdoorsy, how to check the weather and will help you decide if you’ve got the skills level to do what you want to do, and if not, then how you can get them and stay safe in the Lakes.

If for any reason, you do need to ask for help up in the Fells, there are several Mountain Rescue teams that are sent out to assist, depending on your location.

Keswick Mountain Rescue is based in Keswick is responsible for a specific area, as well as the three highest mountains in England: Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike.  Keswick MRT is a registered charity and is reliant on donations to support the work they do.  There is a registered collections box in the dining room at Maple Bank.

One of the local B&Bs in Keswick has created a local recipe book ‘Bakes from the Lakes’ which is available to buy here at the House as well as in many of the shops in Keswick and Booths Supermarket for £11.99.  All profits go to Keswick Mountain Rescue.

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