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Lake District breaks, short

The Lake District, England's largest National Park which includes Scafell Pike -the highest mountain there, and Wastwater, the deepest lake also has thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. The region is aptly named because there is a plethora of lakes there, due no doubt to the huge amount of yearly rainfall.

Now this is walking country and even though it has seasons it is pretty well busy all year round, though less so in the winter months. This is where countryside lovers, campers and walkers alaike come to take their short breaks to re-charge their batteries. So where is this magical place?

Most of the Lake District is in Cumbria in the North West of the country, west of Kendal and Penrith and east of  Whitehaven and Wokingham, the whole area being located south of Carlisle and the English/Scottish border.

As we said previously, this is walking country and possibly has no match anywhere in the country for that pursuit. There is boating here on some of the lakes but it is rightly quite strictly controlled to fit in with the environment. Probably the best known area for boating is Coniston Water, pretty much to the south of the Lake District where there is a boating centre.

The scenery is stunning and there is wildlife to match, all made possible because of the wilderness environment helped by conservation. There are Buzzards to be seen here and other large predatory birds all gliding effortlessly on thermals looking for food.

The Lake District has far more to offer for visitors taking short breaks there than we can possibly mention here, but if you want to get out into the countryside then this is the place for you!

Last update: 04.07.2016