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What Not To Do in the Lake District


9 things to definitely avoid when you visit Thanet Well in the Lake District

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is surrounded by the countryside, and has to be honest, just awful views – I mean why would anyone want to wake up to the most hauntingly beautiful mountainous scenery?

Cumbria is full of pit-falls like this, you can be strolling along, turn a corner and bam! you’re faced with an outstanding bit of natural beauty, and who needs that?! So take a look through our list of things to make sure you avoid when you visit the Lake District…


1. Do not visit Penrith Castle.

Who needs to see a beautiful old, red castle anyway?


2. Definitely Avoid Walby Farm Park

Who wants to see Sheep and farm animals running around and having fun?


3. Definitely avoid the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

No one wants to re-live the best years of their childhood


4. Don’t visit the Bridge House

Why would you want to see a cute, tiny house that was once home to 6 people?!


5. Avoid Brougham Castle at all costs

When you’ve seen one castle you’ve seen them all. Even when this one has outdoor games and a stunning river


6. Definitely do not go to see Derwentwater Lake

A stunning lake with outstanding sunsets and nature walks? Not for you. Nope.


7. Avoid Grasmere.

You will hate beautiful morning walks by the lake


8. Do not climb Scafell Pike

Who goes to the Lake District to climb to the top of the world anyway? (I wouldn’t)


9. And finally, definitely do not take your dog

Your pupster will hate all those new smells, the fresh air, the beautiful views and the endless fields to run around in


By now I’m guessing you’ve realised that you probably should visit the Lake District and do absolutely everything on this list! Cumbria is one of the most beautiful and breath-taking places on the planet, and with our very own Thanet Well Lodge Retreat offering luxurious lodgings for your stay, now is the time to book and explore this natural wonder!

Go Explore!


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