Both Fox Corner and Mary’s Cottage are perfect for romantic getaways so we’ve put together a list of the most romantic activities for couples in the Lake District for you to enjoy during your stay. Home to one of the most famous romantic poets, the beautiful landscape of the Lake District is bound to evoke romance and ensure you have a couple’s staycation full of memories.
Watch the sunset from Orrest Head, Windermere
Orrest Head is an easy, short, circular walk with spectacular panoramic views over Lake Windermere and the perfect spot to watch the sunset. From the top, you can watch the sun setting over Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam, Bowfell, Scafell Pike and the Langdale Pikes. Why not take a little picnic up there with you to create the ultimate romantic sunset picnic?
The Orrest Head route can be found here:
Step into the shoes of a Romantic poet in Grasmere
If there is one man that knows romance, it is one of the best romantic poets, William Wordsworth. And what better way to spend a romantic getaway than to visit the place where he wrote many of his greatest poems? Dove Cottage in Grasmere is where William Wordsworth lived from 1799 to 1808. Today it is a homage to him and his sister Dorothy with little moments taken from the Wordsworths’ poems, journals and letters telling the story of their life.
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Go for a romantic meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant
With the highest density of Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK outside of London, a romantic meal for two in the Lake District is a no brainer during a couples getaway. Close to Mary’s Cottage in Grasmere is Forest Side and near Fox Corner, The Old Stamphouse in Ambleside can be found both with Michelin stars and both utilising the county’s brilliant produce. A little further afield in Windermere, HRiSHi at Gilpin Hotel can be found or for the ultimate Michelin-star experience head over to Simon Rogan’s three-Michelin starred restaurant, L’Enclume.
See the Lakes from above
For the ultimate romantic experience, take to the skies with a hot air balloon trip over the Lake District. Nothing compares to being in the fresh air with your head in the clouds overlooking one of the most beautiful areas in the UK. Look down at the Lakes and even the fells whilst toasting to your partner.
You can book hot air balloon rides here:
Planning on a romantic couples trip to The Lakes? Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday or planning a proposal, our couples’ cottages in the Lake District are the perfect rural retreat.