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The Lake’s Most Scenic Routes


3 of the best driving routes in the Lake District

If you’re looking for a special day out in the Lake District then why not take a scenic drive? On the way you’ll take in some stunning sights and enjoy nearby attractions. These great driving routes offer you a chance to explore your surroundings at your own pace.

1. Ambleside to Ullswater via Keswick

This 48 mile drive will allow you to see some of the most famous lakes the area has to offer. On the way back you’ll travel via Ullswater and Kirskstone Pass. If you’re a fan of poetry then this driving route is for you, because some of the locations have strong links to famous poet William Wordsworth.

2. Kendal to Keswick

This route is extra special! According to a special formula conceived by car rental company Avis, the journey along the A591 from Kendal to Keswick is the best drive in Britain. Plus there’s lots to see at your starting point, which is hugely popular with tourists, and at your award-winning destination.

3. Keswick to Buttermere

You’ll see a variety of stunning locations on this 33 mile driving route. You’ll begin with Keswick, which won the award for best historic town in the Landlove Magazine Awards, and Derwent Water. Your drive will then take you through the idyllic Borrowdale valley, then over Honister Pass to Buttermere, a village owned by the National Trust. Be sure to return via the lovely Newlands Valley.

What are you waiting for? Let’s hit the road!