Things to do in the Lake District: June

As sunny summer days arrive, more and more Brits are travelling to one of the most popular UK destinations – the Lake District. With rivers, parks, cottages and brilliant weather, the Lake District is a perfect place for both family getaways and romantic escapes.

We know the Lake District is a favourite for outdoor lovers, which is why we’ve come up with the top activities to do in the Lakes this June.

Here is John Norris’ guide to the Lake District in June…


This activity is perfect for those who want to improve their trail running ability – whether you are a beginner or a more experienced runner.

All runners will stay at YHA Patterdale and receive expert talks, learn map navigation and have plenty of fun – the retreat is a Scandinavian-style location that has been recently renovated, making this an entirely unique experience altogether.

The training weekends are ideal for those running their first trial race or training for their first Ultra.


A guided walk from Lowther Castle to Askham Fell on the 11th June 2023, overlooking the beautiful Ullswater, the Lowther Loop is an unmissable track. The National Park Volunteer-led walk is 13.3km in length with a 220m ascent.

Participants are advised to dress weather-appropriate and bring a packed lunch while enjoying the stunning views of the Lakes.


A charity event held to raise money for street children living in India, East Africa and the UK. The train will depart from Crewe Station, arrive in Ravenglass and participants will then walk to Scafell Pike.

This event marks the 20th time that The Railway Children have run the challenge, for an extremely good cause.


The Aquasphere Epic Lakes Swim Ullswater takes place in Glenridding – you can choose between the 500m, the 1 mile, or the 3.8k distances (if you dare), all depending on your ability and comfort.

Swimmers will be able to take part in this activity on the 4th June 2023, and can be as ambitious as they like when it comes to distance!


Tailored towards providing women with a chance to learn traditional living skills including foraging, fire lighting and general woodland knowledge within the Lake District, this event on the 11th June 2023 is ideal for a girls day out.

The site’s wild women instructors will guide all mothers, daughters, solo travellers or friends with important skills when it comes to wilderness survival.

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June is the perfect month to get cracking with outdoor activities, right before some intense runs, hikes or trips become too challenging during a mid-summer day. There are plenty of fun events to tackle this month, and don’t forget to grab the best outdoor gear before your day out.

Browse our outdoor equipment here or visit us in-store to try it out yourself.