man standing in front of sunset at Helvellyn

The Best Places to Watch a Sunset in The Lake District

21 April 2023 Local area

Here's some of our favourite sunset watching spots in The Lakes

Park Cliffe holiday park is located in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District, or more specifically, Bowness-on-Windermere. There is a short walk up Moor How hill which is adjacent to our touring park and always promises a fantastic panoramic view of the sunset.

All of the hills surrounding our holiday park offer a peaceful setting to watch the sun set, however, there are plenty of amazing sunset spots dotted around The Lake District. Here are our top recommendations of the best places to watch a sunset in The Lake District.

Surprise View

Surprise View is an excellent place to watch a romantic sunset during your holiday in the Lake District. This excellent viewpoint is high up in the hills and boasts picturesque views over the surrounding mountains and Derwentwater. Sunsets here are truly remarkable as the setting sun casts a beautiful orange light behind the mountains and across the water.


sunset gummers how

Gummers How

This lesser-known viewpoint is a fantastic place to watch a sunset in The Lake District. The walk from Park Cliffe to Gummers How is fairly easy, making it a perfect activity for families – and the walk is definitely worth it! From the summit, Gummers How promises stunning views over not just one, but three counties (Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire). This viewpoint is excellent to watch a sunset during a caravan, camping or glamping break at our Windermere holiday park. You’ll be able to watch the setting light as it disappears behind the horizon.


Old Man of Coniston.

Old Man of Coniston

Old Man of Coniston is arguably one of the best walks in The Lake District, and at its peak, has some of the best panoramic views over The Lake District. The rocky trail up to the viewpoint can be slightly challenging at points, however, is a relatively achievable walk for most people visiting The Lake District. As this viewpoint is eight-hundred meters high, it can be very misty at the summit, and so, we recommend visiting this spot on a clear day if you are hoping to watch a stunning sunset. On brighter days, this viewpoint has remarkable views of the surrounding fells and land that stretches as far as the eye can see. After the steep walk, Old Man of Coniston is an incredibly rewarding place to watch a sunset in The Lake District.


Skiddaw Mountain is a very beautiful mountain to look at, but it also provides a unique place to watch a breathtaking sunset in The Lake District. Skiddaw can be found on the North side of Keswick and is a must-visit for any keen walkers or sunset lovers. The summit of Skiddaw is nine hundred and thirty-one meters high and offers unforgettable panoramic views – making it a perfect place to watch the sun go down.


sunset at Helvellyn


The walk up Helvellyn can be a bit of a scramble, however the peak of this mountain range rewards those brave walkers with magnificent panoramic views across the entire Lake District and even the Irish Sea! The company, Mountain Walks, offers an excellent guided sunset walk up Helvellyn which you can attend with friends and family. This social group walk is an excellent chance to get an insider’s commentary on the stunning surrounding landscape.

Park Cliffe

Park Cliffe is surrounded by spectacular fells, so you can always watch a fantastic sunset without going too far from the park. Our excellent family-friendly park has a range of award-winning accommodation options to choose from, including shepherd’s huts, self-catering cottages, static caravans, camping pods, as well as camping and touring and motorhome pitches. To secure your holiday in The Lake District, simply book online or call our friendly reception team.