This will vary depending on your network and which holiday site you stay on. Sites such as Limefitt and High Borrans are more remote and therefore you may find it impossible to get a signal. Limefitt and Fallbarrow both have pay phones.

In our experience, Vodafone seems to fair better compared with other networks. We strongly suggest getting a pay-as-you-go Vodafone SIM when staying in case of emergencies or the need to contact relatives.

We’re not going to lie, we do receive a lot of rain! The weather can be unpredictable and erratic and changes from valley to valley – it certainly makes for an interesting talking point. But why? Prevailing westerly winds sweep across the Atlantic picking up moisture, before hitting the Lakeland fells. The air rises and cools where it condenses forming rain.

Whilst this can be disheartening for visitors (and locals!) who long for those dry sunny days, the rain is what keeps our national park so green and lush and our lakes topped up.

Don’t be put off! Simply ensure you pack your waterproofs and prepare to experience four seasons in one day. You could head to the delightful towns and villages where you’ll find some great indoor activities, plus plenty of cafes and pubs to keep you warm and dry. Visit our dedicated ‘rainy day‘ blog for some inspiration! Come rain or shine, if you have the summits in your sights, ensure you check the mountain forecasts to stay stay. The Lake District Weatherline is a good resource.

And well, as they say, “It’s not bad weather, just bad clothing!”

The Lake District offers an array of activities to suit everyone. From hiking in the beautiful fells, watersports on the many lakes, shopping in the picturesque towns or simply relaxing with a good cuppa and homemade cake in a quaint tea room.

So whether you’re a shopaholic, fell walker or adventure enthusiast, why not visit our Things to do page for some tried and tested options!

Alternatively, our blogs are full of fun and inspiration to help you make the most of your lodge holiday.

Plus, our dedicated lodge binders are a great source of information, not only helping you get to know your lodge, but also the local area.