The Lake District

The Lake District

A region of lakes, waters and mountains found in North West of England.

The area consists of a number of lakes, innumerable mountain tarns and streams, and a range of mountains rising to a height of over 900 metres in four points.

The Lake District became famous after a group of British poets made it their home at the beginning of the 19th century. The most famous of these poets are William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. These poets were described by critics as the Lake School of poetry and from then on they were referred to as the Lake Poets.

England's largest National Park includes Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

You can walk, cycle and splash about in the beautiful Lake District to your heart's content. With more than 3,500 kilometers of rights of way and 12 of the largest lakes in England, there's something for everyone!

For further infomation click on the links below

National Trust Lake Discrict
Rheged Centre 01768 68000
Wordsworth Museum & Dove Cottage 015394 5544
Cumberland Pencil Museum 01787 73626
Stone Circles
Ullswater Steamers 01768482229
Windermere Lake Cruises 01594 43360
Beatrix Potter