Enjoy a new view in the Lake District in 2020

Date: Tuesday 7th January 2020

AS a new decade dawns, the Lake District National Park Authority is encouraging people to get out in the park and take in a new view to improve health, fitness and wellbeing.

A #NewViewNewYou drive gives people at all stages in their fitness journey a varied list of suggestions on how they can explore their park in a new way.

Whether people are looking for ideas to take the first tentative steps into the great outdoors, or are seeking ideas to really take their fitness to a new level, #NewViewNewYou gives tailored inspiration for everyone, says the authority.

Guest bloggers will be sharing their life experiences and giving first hand insights into how to improve your health and wellbeing in the park.

Cumbrian rambler Beth Pipe discusses how her love affair for the Lake District began. She’ll offer ideas on how to get outside to benefit health and physical wellbeing and how to plan walks and activities to make them a little more challenging.

To inspire those who want to take their fitness to a new level is Steve Birkinshaw, who until recently held the record for running all 214 Wainwrights in an impressive six days and 13 hours. He’ll highlight some of the events happening in the Lake District this year and give tips on how to set achievable fitness goals for 2020.

If you’re venturing on your first family outing of the decade, there are a selection of routes to try such as Bowness to Cockshot Point, which is a pleasant, accessible 1.2 mile route suitable for all.

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, why not see how many Wainwrights you can tick off during 2020?

And for seasoned fell fanatics wanting to take on a new challenge such as wild swimming or cycling, there are a variety of suggestions for how the national park can inspire you with a new view.