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