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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

6th July, 2018

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful Cottage”

We had a lovely five days stay at Bridgelands Cottage. It was the ideal place to have a beautiful restful break.

Very clean and well equipped with everything you need to make it a joy to come back to after a long walk enjoying the lovely scenery.

Our dog loved the freedom of running around in the enclosed garden too.

Would love to come back one day for another enjoyable and peaceful break – Paul

6th July, 2018

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 star Review on Home Away

“Superb cottage in an outstanding location”

Driving up the lane to the cottage I must say it looked impressive standing out on the hill in the glorious sunshine.

This truly is a peaceful location, the views are spectacular. Internally the cottage is furnished to a very high standard throughout.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. The two main bedrooms have large impressive ensuite bathrooms.

The summer house in the garden is fantastic and again furnished to a very high standard.

Simon provides lots of information about the local area, places to walk and eat.

The beautiful village of Cartmel is about a 20 minute walk once you have found the path through the wood. It has lots of places to eat and drink, our favorite being the Cavendish Arms.

Cartmel Hill cottage is truly a five star accommodation. Communication and customer service provided by Simon was outstanding making our holiday a very memorable one.
Thanks again Simon! we will be back. The Kirk family from Yorkshire

18th June, 2018

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

Beautiful stay in the cottage, we struggled to leave!

Highly recommend ‘Fat Flour’ bakery for weekend pizza and breakfast delights – you need to get there early to have the best croissants outside France!

Frankie, Alice & Helen with Clover & Bramble the dogs

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