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The Lakes

The Lake District is England’s largest national park, the largest ‘adventure playground’  and the UK’s top holiday destination throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter.

There’s a wide variety of activities available to people of all ages in England’s most stunning scenery where the diverse & natural landscapes are geographically unique. The Lake District also boasts some of northern England’s most beautiful coastline.

England has 5 mountains over 3000 feet high (900 meters) and all 5 of them are here in Cumbria! At 885 square miles, the Lake District is home to England’s deepest lake-Wastwater, England’s longest lake-Windermere and England’s highest mountain-Scafell Pike.

The Lake District is quite simply breathtaking and to help you get the most out of your holidays in the Lake District we’ve created 60 pages of information below about this wonderful corner of England.

 

Alfred Wainwright the great guidebook author and illustrator famously wrote about his 1st trip to the Lake District in 1930, “I was totally transfixed, unable to believe my eyes. I had never seen anything like this. I saw mountain ranges, one after another, the nearer starkly etched, those beyond fading into the blue distance. Rich woodlands, emerald pastures and the shimmering water of the lake below added to a pageant of loveliness, a glorious panorama that held me enthralled. I had seen landscapes of rural beauty pictured in the local art gallery, but here was no painted canvas; this was real. This was truth. God was in his heaven that day and I a humble worshipper”

From gentle rolling hills and valleys to dramatic jagged peaks, stunning beaches, coastal cliffs and huge tidal estuaries, roaring water falls, meandering rivers and streams, large forests the Lake District has a lot to offer.

With 50 stone circles, and Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site there’s plenty of history and heritage too.

Want more? Cumbria also boasts several historic houses & gardens set in Cumbria’s magnificent landscape, thriving market towns

Whilst there are hundreds of lakes and tarns, the Lake District has 16 lakes of reputable size. Each lake and valley has a distinct character of its own.

 

The Great Outdoors

It’s fun,

It’s free,

And it’s good for you! – available throughout the Lake District

 

 

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13th March, 2017

Charcoal House Reviews

5 of 5 stars Review on Trip Advisor

We recently stayed at Charcoal house and cannot recommend it highly enough.

We regularly take a cottage break, at least five times a year. Charcoal House is superbly equipped, everything you could hope for in a home from home to provide a truly relaxing break.

The downstairs kitchen, dinner and snug makes an excellent family space and the lounge, upstairs, overlooking the mountains is fantastic and very relaxing, especially with the log burner.

We have stayed in many places that advertise themselves as luxury cottages and the standard at Charcoal House is far superior to any we have stayed in before and excellent value for money. There is even had a Nutri Ninja and were able to enjoy a fantastic range of healthy shakes each morning with brunch.

We could have happily stayed for longer!

Simon was fantastic to deal with and made the booking process very easy. We will definitely look to return to one of his other four or five star properties – Sarah Lennox

10th March, 2017

Weavers Cottages Reviews

From Email

Weavers Cottage is amazing and a credit to you.

The quality of fixtures and furnishings is first class, the towels and linens were beautifully laundered. It really exceeded our expectations.  The welcome tray was much appreciated too.

We had a wonderful stay and were blessed with beautiful weather.

We have already recommended Weavers cottage to two of our family members.

Many thanks for a wonderful stay – Jan Braycotton 

20th February, 2017

Rose Farm Reviews

From email

We had a fabulous time.

We had a lovely walk to Shap Abbey on Saturday and it was so lovely to come back to a roaring fire.

The whole family were very impressed with the house and my husband was thrilled with his birthday surprise! Thanks very much – Sara Phillips, Worcestershire

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