Lyth – The Lake District’s Beautiful Valley

If you’re not familiar with the Lyth Valley, if you’ve happened to stumble on this blog from a far away land, this area is located in South Cumbria tucked away between Kendal and Windermere. South Cumbria and the Southern Lake District being one of the busiest areas of this region yet the Lyth Valley has managed to keep its unspoiltness (yes, it is actually a real word) and tranquillity.

The Lyth Valley contains rolling countryside, forests and pastoral delights and every now and again you stumble of a delightful little village. And these delightful little villages contain some of the best restaurants in Cumbria. The nature of the landscape means produce is plentiful and of such a high quality with game being exceptional good and popular. There is also the small matter of the damson. The Lyth Valley damson being one of the most famous associations with this region. The annual damson day brings visitors from far and wide in April as the distinctive white blossoms come into full view. And the trend for cooking with this tart fruit by top chefs now has made these little nuggets even more sought after. And now as Autumn approaches, damsons are ripe and September being at their best.

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Regularly listed by journalists as a must visit destination in the Lake District, the Lyth Valley has also caught the eye of Lonely Planet. A special book was published “Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World” in 2013. Showcasing beautiful locations across the globe and including The Lyth Valley, “The unspoilt Lyth Valley is tucked in a hidden corner of Cumbria, where trees are laden with fruit and rolling hills are the most magnificent green.”

Looking for somewhere to stay then the aptly named Damson Dene Lake District Hotel is just the place. Newly refurbished bedrooms, family rooms and annexe suites, dog friendly (this area is full to the brim with glorious dog walking routes, great food and leisure facilities including a pool. If you’re looking for a wedding venue then Damson Dene Hotel is ideal. Room start from a great value £80 bed & breakfast for a double room sleeping 2 and look out for the seasonal offers too. Visit for all the information.