The scenery in the Lake District never fails to leave the visitor with a sense of awe, and an understanding of why this landscape inspired a generation of poets.
The physical beauty, abundance of fauna, striking flora and native wildlife makes the county of Cumbria, and the Lake District National Park, the most attractive destination in the United Kingdom today. There is so much to see and do within this part of the Lake District, and we have tried to provide an idea of the range of activities and places to visit to help you plan your stay with us.
Posing as a source of peace and serenity, the lakes have provided inspiration for countless literacy and artistic endeavours. The likes of William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Monet and Constable have all taken something special from this beautiful environment. For the thrill seekers there are numerous challenging water sports and rock climbing activities. Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and can be found within the attractive Lake District National Park, this being the largest National Park in England and Wales.
Finshing & Angling
With sixteen lakes in a protected area, The Lake District National Park encompasses an abundance of nature and wildlife, beautiful landscapes and scenic views. Many people choose to visit the region because it offers a peaceful break in a tranquil setting. The open spaces allow an opportunity to explore a secluded area without feeling restrained or restricted. With over 100 Sites of Special Scientific Interest the area is of enormous conservation interest.
Cumbria and the Lake District has many historical links with Scotland, and the area boasts numerous mysterious rock formations, Roman forts, mining museums and cultural links, which recount the history of this popular region.
For example Hadrian’s Wall, the famous defence structure built by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, stretches from Carlisle to Newcastle. The remains of this wonder have been given World Heritage site status and can still be explored, depicting historic tales of conflict between England and Scotland.