The Lake District has long been labeled as one of the rainiest places to travel to, not that it really stops people from visiting such a stunning place.
It’s not the kind of place you would avoid just because it’s a little wet, however as my dad has always said, ‘there is no bad weather just bad preparation’.
But if you didn’t fancy bundling up in a waterproof and walking into the driving rain, there is a way you can still take in the beautiful views from the comfort of your own home. Around 50 live webcams are set up in various locations in the county, covering places like Keswick, Windermere and many others in Cumbria.
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You’re able to not just look at the views but also see driving conditions, weather, flood risk, lakes, towns and general views. The Lake District webcams are checked daily and are some of the most popular and best UK webcams. Not only are you able to take in some of the magical views in the Lake District you’re also able to watch a seal live stream and watch live the biggest colony in Cumbria.
We have put together a list of some of the best on offer.
In Keswick itself, cameras show the market Square, Bell Close car park and Skiddaw, and the George Fisher webcam shows Lake Road and Skiddaw.
Although Skiddaw is not as rugged looking as some of the Lake District’s peaks it holds special qualities. Being in an isolated position, set apart from its neighbours, the unrestricted views from its summit and south side are arguably the best in the Lake District.
You’re also able to watch live video feeds from the very popular Windermere Ferry webcam, the Brathay Trust and The Lake District national park visitor centre.
Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers. Strictly speaking, Windermere is just called Winder”mere”, with “mere” meaning a lake that is broad in relation to its depth. However here, to avoid confusion with Windermere Village, we refer to it as Windermere lake.
There are cameras covering Bassenthwaite lake from Armathwaite Hall Hotel, the Derwentwater webcam from Lingholm Estate and the Bassenthwaite Lake webcam from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. All the other North Lakes UK webcams show frequently updated static images. So you’re able to see the area from your home.
Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest at four miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest (70 ft). It is often full of sailing boats from the sailing club.
Some of the feeds are shared by hotels others are not but what they do give you is a glimpse into how the day is unfolding and if you’re not able to get to the Lake District you are able to view it live. To view all the cameras visit here.