READERS and holidaymakers have revealed some of their favourite daytrip spots and activities in the county.

The following list reveals some of their top picks:

1. Fell Foot Park, Ulverston

Mentioned by reader Stephen Snell, who said he had 'fond memories' of the park.

2. Earnse Bay, Walney

Recently name done of the country’s top 10 ‘lesser-known’ coastal daytrip spots by National Geographic, the wild sands along the western side of Walney have been marked out as a hidden gem by a number of readers.

As the magazine noted last month: “Few people come to Cumbria for its beaches, but west-facing, empty Earnse Bay on Walney Island... is perfect for a picnic or a dip with a backdrop of the setting sun."

3. English Lakes Tours, Windermere

English Lakes Tours is a specialist sightseeing tour company, with Heritage Tour staff boasting more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. The tours provide half- and full-day sightseeing trips for both domestic and international holidaymakers. The lives and works of William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and other famous residents of the county - past and present - are covered by the company's tour service.

4. Kepplewray Centre, Broughton-in-Furness

The charity aims to help visitors explore their adventurous side. Its accessible residential centre accommodates up to 73 guests, and caters for a wide range of user groups, regardless of ability. The activities it offers include abseiling, mountain-walking, kayaking, canoeing, ghyll-scrambling and archery, among others.

5. Skelton Transmitting Station, Eden

Mike Braithwaite recommends readers marvel at the immense feat of engineering and telecommunications that is Skelton Mast - 'the tallest structure in the UK', Mr Braithwaite believes.

6. Mountain Goat Tours, Windermere

The Mountain Goat tours are nationally and internationally recognised by coach and tour operators as one of the Lake District's leading tour specialists. From those enjoying holidays and short breaks in the Lakes, to half-day and full-day guided mini-coach tours, this is an excellent, fun-filled way to explore the spectacular scenery of the county.

7. Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, Grasmere

The South Lakes village of Grasmere holds many of the landmarks and scenery that were landmarks that were of immense importance to Romantic writer William Wordsworth and his family - including St Oswald's Church, Dove Cottage, Dora's Field, Rydal Church, and the poet’s former home at Rydal Mount.

8. World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere

An interactive exhibition telling the story of Potter's writing and her importance to Lakeland conservation