Cumbria and the Lake District

Lake District National Park

A National Park and a World Heritage Site

In the North West corner of England sits the English Lake District, known simply as "The Lakes" or "Lakeland".

The National Park was established in 1951 and covers over 900 square miles, over 2000 square kilometres.

In 2017 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

It is a place that has inspired poets, writers, painters is popular with hikers, climbers,  sailors, swimmers and those seeking respite from the daily grind

Situated at its southern end about 1.5-2h from Manchester nd Liverpool and from it's Northern end about 2-2.5h from Edinburgh, Scotland and with good access by road and rail, there is every reason to visit.

I can show you some of the best bits as well as the curious and less visited parts.

Keswick and Derwentwater

Amazing Scenery

England's Largest Lake, Deepest Lake and Highest Mountain

  • 13 Lakes, although oddly there is only one actual Lake!
  • Hills and Mountains aplenty (although we call them "Fells")
  • Glorious valleys (although we call them Dales...mostly!)
  • Spectacular scenery

Incredible History

Stone Age to Today!

  • Ancient stone circles, older than Stonehenge
  • Roman History including UNESCO World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall
  • A battleground for Empires and Monarchs
  • Birth of Industrial Revolution
  • Rich local history and heritage

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