Explore South Lakeland
South Lakeland, situated in the English Lake District, is justifiably known all over the world for its astounding natural beauty and unique, vibrant culture. This website is your guide to explore South Lakeland, the beautiful place we call home.
We give you an insider's guide to all the wonderful sights and attractions and can show you some of the South Lakes' best-kept secrets. You’ll also find a fascinating world of towns and villages much referenced in English culture like Wordsworth's Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston, Ulverston, Hawkshead, and not forgetting Kendal, plus a hatful of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered in this beautiful part of the Lake District. South Lakeland also supports Lakes Culture, sharing with you the best in arts and culture.
This site keeps you up-to-date with what's on in the South Lakes through our comprehensive events guide, as we strive to be the essential South Lakeland resource for locals and visitors alike. If you're visting the South Lakes, or live here, our easy to use local events search tells you eveything that's happening in Kendal and the rest of the region so you will never be short of something to do.
Enjoy South Lakeland is our where to go guide in South Lakeland, so you can browse the best places to eat out, the right places to shop and an individual guide to all the essential places in each town and village. We also provide the ability to browse a local business directory and get offers on goods and services, making South Lakeland an even better place to be. South Lakeland enjoys national recognition due to the uniqueness and high quality of produce available when drinking and dining out, making our food and drink guide essential when planning your evening out with a comprehensive guide to restaurants and pubs and inns. We also share where to find the best local products from Kendal mint cakes and award winning chesses to micro breweries and Cumberland sausages.
No one needs reminding about the ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in the Lake District, but sometimes so much choice can be overwhelming. That's where our activities section comes in. Whether you like to walk, pedal, windsurf, play sports, or seek shelter from the rain, we detail days out and activities designed just for you. Cyclists are particularly spoilt in the region, and we have some great free cycling routes round places like Kendal, Coniston and Windermere which will ensure maximum enjoyment regardless of your cycling level or preference for mountain biking or road cycling.
As beautiful as the famous places in South Lakeland are, sometimes you may want to seek out some of the best kept secrets in the region. We share these with you in our hidden gems section. This offers you the chance to explore some of the less beaten paths, like Ruskin's view, or travel on steam trains at Haverthwaite Railway.
Your South Lakeland
As part of South Lakeland District Council, the Explore South Lakeland site exists solely to serve the people of South Lakeland and visitors to the region which is why you are free and more than welcome to contribute. If you have an event coming up, take advantage of our free event submission page and we will ensure it gets the widest possible audience. Similarly, if you have a business in South Lakeland be sure to let us help you promote it, by adding it to our business directory from our sister site Invest in South Lakeland. And if you have a favourite spot in the South Lakes that you think deserves more recognition, be sure to share it with us for inclusion in our hidden gems section.
To find out more, explore our website, and explore South Lakeland!