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!”