On the southern doorstep of the Lake District in England is the area known as the Lakes Peninsula. Encompassing towns and villages such as Barrow-in-Furness and Dalton-in-Furness, this is a perfect place for either an adventure holiday or a relaxing holiday. A Lakes peninsula holiday rental cottage is the ideal base from which to indulge in a range of outdoor activities as well as exploring the many attractions that the Lake District and its surrounding area have to offer.
If you crave some action and an adrenaline rush then a Lakes Peninsula holiday will be right up your street. Activities widely available in the area include swimming, water skiing, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, golf, horse riding, walking and mountain biking. Nature lovers will love a Lakes Peninsula holiday as there is a diverse range of wildlife to be seen as well as breathtaking scenery which is a great subject for keen photographers and artists.
The town of Barrow-in-Furness is definitely worth a visit whilst on a Lakes peninsula holiday. The town has many attractions to enjoy including The Dock Museum. This special building and Victorian dock is home to an exhibition all about how the town grew from a small fishing village into a notable industrial town. As well as films, photographs and a coastal walkway, the Dock Museum has a great adventure playground for the children to enjoy.
Also worth a visit in this town is the South Walney Nature Reserve. With over 4 miles of walks and eight hides, nature lovers can indulge in spotting many species of seabirds, seals and coastal flora.
For a great day trip, a short boat journey from Barrow-in-Furness will bring you to Piel Island. Built in a deep water harbour are the ruins of a 14th century castle, designed to protect the mainland from the Scots and opportunistic pirates.
Due to the Maritime climate, visitors that have a Lakes Peninsula holiday rental cottage can expect warm summers and cool winters. The warmest months to visit the area are July and August when the temperature can reach as high as 20°C during the daytime. In the winter months of December and January, temperatures during the day range from 4°C to 6°C. The amount of rain that the area gets annually is approximately 34 inches.
If you are looking to indulge on a Lakes Peninsula holiday you can start your trip by landing at NewcastleAirport (NCL), which is less than one and half hour’s from the area. Airlines that offer cheap, regular flights include Eastern Airways, Flybe, BMI and British Airways. Travellers can depart from various UK airports including Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BFS), Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and Cardiff (CWL).