The Lake District: England’s largest national park, home to England’s highest peaks and a hotbed for countless visitors from all over the British Isles. Located in the county of Cumbria just to the south of the Scottish border, the lake district is accessible by bus, car and train from throughout the UK – to discover some of the picturesque valleys and meadows, it is recommendable to explore the area by car and discover incredible landscapes to take your breath away. With some of the most spectacular mountains, long valleys and of course, the most majestic lakes England has to offer,
there is no wonder why the Lake District has a great reputation among British holiday makers. The region’s north is dominated by the tranquil northern lakes with the centre featuring the stunning Lake Wast Water surrounded by the region’s highest mountains including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain at just under 1,000metres. Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England lies further south. The Lake District is a particularly great destination for families, keen walkers, excited climbers and people with pets. Dogs run around freely in endless fields and nature and feel truly alive.
Due to its fascinating landscape, the Lake District caters for a whole range of activities for various holiday makers to enjoy. Those with wanderlust will feel perfectly at home here – the Lake District is famous for containing some of the best opportunities for walking and trekking throughout the whole of England with stunning trails leading over mountains and through valleys – great views are available from every vantage point. As the National Park is home to some 21 great lakes, there are many water based activities to choose from and enjoy – from competitive rowing, a relaxing canoeing trip to boat tours.
Swimmers will relish the chance to swim in great lakes and feel at one with nature – it is advisable however to take this opportunity in the summer months. The north of England is renowned for its cold dark winters, whereas summers can be surprisingly pleasant and create truly glorious swimming conditions. The winter season in Lake District can prove a paradise for walkers however; With regular snow showers dusting the peaks with a white coating, views prove absolutely spectacular from the base and summit of the mountains over white frost covered valleys and tranquil lakes. It is advisable to wrap up warm and bring suitable equipment however, it is wise never to underestimate how quickly the weather can turn!
1. England’s highest peak of, “Scafell Pike” standing at 978 metres lies in the heart of the Lake District, providing stunning views from its summit over the area. With many walking routes to the top, why not trek up to the summit and experience some of the most glorious views England has to offer!
2. With a close proximity to Scotland, why not visit the legendary remains of Hadrian’s Wall which lie just to the north of the Lake District, with many other Roman landmarks lying on the Cumbrian coast to the west of the Lake District. With a close proximity by car and bus, history enthusiasts will have a field day.
3. If you are a keen mountain walker or trekker and want to improve your skills and knowledge in the mountains, why not take part on one of the many guided tours available! Here you will get the opportunity to improve your map reading and navigation skills, essential health and safety knowledge needed for walking in the mountains as well as experiencing an all-round top day out on the peaks.
4. To explore one of the great lakes up close, why not take a cruise on Lake Windermere! Find yourself on England’s largest lake and view the spectacular feeling of being surrounded by majestic mountains whilst floating peacefully on lake cruise.
5. If you enjoy the thrill of exposure and a more challenging walk, the mountain of Helvellyn with its twin ridges might be right up your street. This mountain features a rockier terrain, steep drops either side of its ridges and a picturesque lake located near its summit. These ridges are deserved hotspots for walkers and hikers all over the country.
With a large variety of cottages, lodges and holiday lettings available throughout the Lake District, why not discover the most beautiful mountainous landscapes England has to offer with the biggest lakes, the biggest mountains and the longest most picturesque valleys. Book online with Holidu today and choose accommodation with the amount of rooms you want,
child friendly facilities, pet friendly facilities, good proximity to local towns with cosy pubs, internet access, a dishwasher and many more features with Holidu’s simple search engine. With a whole variety of great landscapes to discover and activities to relish, there is a side to the Lake District to suit everyone. Book online today and explore England at its best!