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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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Reviews

15th January, 2018

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“2nd visit and we will be back”

A really excellent holiday house. Loads of old style character but with modern luxury comforts.

We had a discussion about what if anything could be improved and decided the only thing was the dribbly tea pot. On second thoughts though we loved that too! – Jude

12th January, 2018

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

 5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect Escape”

Just got home from a 4 night stay in this beautiful cottage. Never written a review on trip advisor before but had to with this place as it was truly beautiful.

We’ve already been recommending to friends and family as a perfect base for visiting the rest of the lakes.

The cottage, and in particular the kitchen, were really well equipped which was great because I love cooking.

Also got to mention local bakery, Fat Flour, delicious! We made several visits!

We had our 7 month old cockapoo Walter with us too who spent many an hour snuggled up in front of the log fire, after long days spent exploring during our walks. The walk to Cartmel through the woods – approx 2 miles either way – and a day spent at Haverigg beach I think were his personal highlights during our stay. Thank you for an amazing visit – Amy Newton, Nantwich, Cheshire

15th December, 2017

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“High end property with great views”

Cartmel Hill is a spacious property with a beautiful view towards Morecambe bay capturing the sunset.

We found the house to be warm spacious and well equipped and the location great, just a 15 minute walk into the village.

Would love to return in spring/summer to make use of the wonderful summerhouse and for bird watching.

There are great walks from the doorstep, an OS map enables you to make up your own walks! Thanks to Simon and the team – Frank & Wendy Hayes, Chorley, Lancashire

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