Pack the best bits of a gap year into just a few days with a Microgap in the UK. Whether you like to Switch Off, Give Back, Learn More or Go Wild on your break, microgapping can give you exactly what you're looking for. Choose your favourite Microgap below to find out more and see where your next trip can take you!
Say hello to Britain's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and experience countryside like no other. Flushed with outdoor activities like wild swimming and mountain hikes, Cumbria's ‘Lakeland’ is staggeringly beautiful. You can have as much adventure or relaxation as you want here.
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Take a deep breath of cleansing air and drink up views of the second largest lake in England from Another Place’s outdoor hot tub. Nestled in the unspoilt Cumbrian countryside, rooms here are super cosy and the Instagrammable interiors perfectly complement the awe-inspiring landscapes on the hotel’s doorstep.
Tell me moreRest those aching joints after a jam-packed day scaling a mountain or paddle boarding with a leisurely swim at the hotel’s Swim Club. Or, if you’re really tapped out, book in a full body massage, and revive yourself in time for a locally-sourced dinner overlooking the lake.
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The only thing that can make a place as dreamy as this even MORE spectacular is an outstanding sunset. Scale the heights of Hallin Fell and be treated to a view that will resonate with you for years to come.
Tell me morePark up by St Peter’s Church to find the pathway by walking 150m back towards Howtown. Be sure to wear sensible shoes as even though it’s a relatively easy trek, some parts are steep. Bring your camera to capture the 360-degree views.
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Experience dramatic scenery whilst living life on the edge. Your heart will be in your mouth but your eyes will be taking in the gorgeous views as you climb high above Honister Slate Mine, to the Infinity Bridge suspending 2,000 feet high above the Lake District National Park.
Tell me moreIf the Infinity Bridge sounds a bit much but you still fancy an adrenalin rush, try out the Via Ferrata route instead. The path, used by miners to get up the mountain, now provides an exciting course to take in the magnificent natural surroundings.
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Living off the land doesn’t mean it can’t be luxurious. Book in for a meal at the Michelin Starred Forest Side with top chef and experienced forager Kevin Tickle. Here you can discover the freshest of ingredients, plucked directly from the Cumbrian landscape.
Tell me moreForest Side’s dining is as local as you can get; 90% of the ingredients is sourced from within a ten-mile radius of the hotel. Select either the 6 or 10 course menus and get ready to explore the local area via the medium of gourmet food.
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Become one with nature by diving headfirst into one of the amazing freshwater lakes of Cumbria. There’s a huge variety of spots to choose from across the county, from secluded mountain pools to easily accessible lakes near major towns.
Tell me moreIn the Langstrath Valley is Black Moss Pot, this body of water is super popular and even has a waterfall. For a more secluded and otherworldly experience, take a one-hour hike up Eskdale Fell to Burnmoor Tarn – an isolated spot where you’ll spot fish and mostly likely be the only swimmer.
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Being equal parts sporty and zen, paddleboarding is a great way to while away a day. The team at Ullswater Paddleboarding will get you set up with the kit and a lesson on the basics, allowing you to gracefully float across the waters of Ullswater like a pro.
Tell me moreBook onto a beginner’s lesson to learn the fundamentals, or, if you’re feeling confident why not take one of their guided tours around the mesmerising Ullswater Lake? If you fancy being daring and going at it alone, Ullswater Paddleboarding also offer equipment hire separately.
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Forget travelling to South America, Penrith’s Llama Karma Kafe is the place to get a fix of llama fun. Follow these woolly critters for a mini-trek around the Lake District, discovering the beautiful landscape and the wonderful personalities of the creatures themselves.
Tell me moreAs well as the Mini Trek there are two longer courses - Countryside Trek or Half Day Kafe Trek. The Half Day will take you to see some amazing sights and even comes with a glass of Llama Karma Kafe wine to wet your whistle.
Honister Slate Mine
Forest Side Hotel
Llama Karma Kafe
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