The Lake District is one of the UK’s largest National Parks located in Cumbria, North West of England.
The Lake District runs from Caldbeck in the north, Shap in the East, Lindale in the south to Ravenglass in the west. Land types vary ranging from sandy beaches to breathtaking mountains and tranquil lakes. It is home to England’s largest inland open expanse of water (Lake Windermere) and the highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
The Lake District is an ideal place for either a short break of a long holiday. It can cater for all ages and there are numerous self catering properties to choose from. If its adventure your looking for then why not try cycling, hill walking, horse riding, fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing or golf.
Many of the self catering properties have fantastic lakeside locations and breath taking views. If you are looking for something more relaxing then why not consider a painting holiday?
Cumbria has a range of market towns and lively locations. You will find lots of traditional country pubs serving mouth watering cuisine, real ales and fine wines. Don’t forget to sample some local produce, such as Cumberland Sausage, Cumbrian fell-bred lamb or Trout and Salmon fresh from the nearby lakes and rivers. Don’t forget to sample some world famous Kendal Mint Cake whilst in the region.
Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston & Windermere are popular amongst tourist activity particularly during the summer months.
The Lake District has many lakes, big and small probably the most well known is Lake Windermere. Other popular lakes include Ullswater, Grasmere, Rydal Water, Ennerdale Water, Derwentwater, Crummock Water, Coniston Water, Buttermere, Brothers Water and Bassenthwaite Lake.
Outside of the Lake District itself but within easy driving distance are many other interesting attractions and activities, including Cumbria’s West Coast and the towns of Penrith, Carlisle and the Eden Valley.
Within the Lake District there are a host of countless excursions and events all year round. Explore the world of Lake District poet, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter or follow in the footsteps of Wainwright to name just a few.