Lake District Weather and walking in the Lake District

The Lake District Weather & potential for all four seasons in a day

I have lived in Northern England all my life, and also travelled to quite a few places around the world, and I always say - when the weather is good in the Lake District - there is no where better.

However, the lakes is very changeable, and there would be no lakes if it didn't rain! Being a keen walker - I must say I don't particularly enjoy walking in the rain, however being a photographer I do love the ever changing sights & scenes that the four seasons bring to the lake district. You could look at the same view everyday and it can be quite different through the year, even from one day to the next - such is the weather of the lake district.




Lake District Weather Advice

For those who do love waking in the lakes, it's widely known that the weather can change significantly in the course of an hour - so you are best advised to plan any walks well in advance by checking the weather forecast, especially so if you are venturing onto the fells - and you should definitely check out the full weather forecast for the fells on that day. The best website I use for checking the fell weather forecast is the Mountain Weather Information Service


My favourite Lake District Walks in all weathers!

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When the weather is cloudy (which is very common in the lakes) - it can make for some amazing sunsets if a chink of sunlight can get through. This is possibly the best sunset I have witnessed in the Lake District - from Haystacks near Buttermere - looking towards Crummock Water & Ennerdale. Haystacks was Alfred Wainwrights favourite Mountain.
Looking towards Helvellyn in the distance, England's Second Highest Mountain - with Striding Edge to the right.
Cloudy skies also help make for some dramatic landscapes. This is looking towards Helvellyn in the distance, England's Second Highest Mountain - with Striding Edge to the right.

Grisedale Tarn in the snow, Helvellyn Walk, Lake District
The lake district takes on a magical appeal in winter when the colder weather and snow comes. This is Grisedale Tarn, en route up towards Dollywagon Pike


Don't get caught out though in cold weather! And wear suitable clothing for extreme temperatures!


View from Friars Crag, near Keswick looking over Derwent Water towards Borrowdale, lake district, lakes
In the summer on a lovely sunny day there is no where better to holiday and relax by a lake. This is a view from Friars Crag, near Keswick looking over Derwent Water towards Borrowdale.
I absolutely love the view from here - and it's one of the most accessible views in the Lakes as you can walk here in 5 mins from Keswick centre along a well-marked path. The view was John Ruskin's favourite view and he said it was amongst the best in Europe - I can't disagree with that.

For anyone reading this blog post unfamiliar with the lake District weather - by all means post a question in the comments box and i will try and help!

Thanks for reading