Autumn in the Lake District

With its rugged, untamed landscapes and picturesque villages, the Lake District has much to offer for an autumnal break. So, as the temperatures start to drop and the seasons start to change, what better way to relax and switch off than a cosy glamping break this October. Whether you want to spend a weekend adventuring with the family or just take some time out from your hectic schedule, there’s something for everyone!

Located in the heart of the Lake District National Park near the stunning Coniston Water and surrounded by trees and wildlife, our Coniston Park Coppice campsite is the perfect base for all your exploring. With our glamping pods and glamping cabins, you can enjoy all the creature comforts of home so all you need to do is pack an overnight bag and a sense of adventure!



Take an autumnal hike

Visiting the Lakes in the autumn is a great time to experience the spectacular scenery, take a hike through the autumnal reds, oranges and yellows and embrace the change of season.

One of many great walking routes for keen explorers and just an 8-minute ramble from our Coniston Park Coppice campsite is The Old Man at Coniston. Your journey starts above Coniston village and climbs past a disused quarry as you head towards the summit. This route offers striking views of the natural landscape and plenty of photo opportunities.

If you want to venture further afield, many hikers favour The National Park’s fells, to enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the lakes below. Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain if you’re looking for a challenging route. More intermediate ramblers might prefer the tracks of the Old Man and Tarn Hows. Routes are detailed on the Lake District website.


Enjoy a boat trip across Lake Windermere

Soak up the autumn beauty on a boat ride across the glistening water of Windermere. Enjoy the mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands whilst you relax onboard and capture all the beautiful colours on film, spend a whole afternoon sailing on the lake or simply choose a 45 minute tour. Take your pick from a number of sailing operators including Windermere Lake Cruises.

Go on a red squirrel hunt

Autumn is the perfect time to spot these majestic creatures! Follow the woodland trails through Red Squirrel country where you'll find the impressive cascading waterfall, Aira Force. Looked after by the National Trust, children can explore nature's playground and become 'Squirrel Detectives' by following the map on Cyril the Squirrel's red squirrel ramble.

Beside the water it's a calmer view, where you'll find some great picnic spots or instead head to the cafe to enjoy a warming cup of tea and slice of cake. For those of you looking to explore Ullswater, our Troutbeck Head campsite is a short journey away for keen day-trippers.



Discover the world of Beatrix Potter

Just 5 miles from the campsite is the charming village of Hawkshead, home to the World of Beatrix Potter museum. Find out what the Lake District meant to the acclaimed children’s author and discover her cosy world of loveable characters in this magical setting. You can also visit the Beatrix Potter gallery which hosts the original sketches and paintings of Peter Rabbit and friends.


Take to the treetops

If you’re looking for some adventure on your break then why not head high into the treetops with Treetop Trek. Located at Brockhole in Windermere you’ll be able to swing, climb, balance and fly your way through the woodland canopy! With 35 daring challenges to tackle amongst the ancient woodlands, there’s something for everyone. 

Treetop Trek is only a short drive from Coniston Park Coppice campsite and a fun and active day out for the kids (and big kids too).

Where to stay in the Lake District

Coniston Park Coppice

Coniston Park Coppice is a camping and glamping site in a tranquil location set beside the water and surrounded by trees and wildlife.

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Troutbeck Head

A great getaway for nature lovers and walkers, Troutbeck Head is nestled in a picturesque valley and offers stunning views of Blencathra.

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