The English Lake District National Park is 885 square miles in size, the largest of the 11 national parks in England & Wales, containing over 1800 miles of footpaths through some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. The variety of spectacular mountains, peaceful lakes, rolling fells and bustling market towns make the Lake District a unique part of Britain.
The area around Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston & Windermere forms the hub of the tourist activity during the Summer months and are perfect places to base walking or cycling trips.
Hundreds of beaches and inlets combining with centuries old fishing villages and sophisticated seaside resorts – the perfect locations for fun by the sea. Discover rock pools, secluded coves for unwinding with a good book and tales of sea faring adventures.
Wast water is the deepest Lake in the Lake District and is overlooked by Scafell pike which at 3206 feet is England’s highest mountain.
Lake Winderemere is the largest and I suppose the most commercialised of all the Lakes.
Fell Foot Park is situated at the southern end of Lake Windermere on the Lake road, the National Trust owned Fell Foot Park is a great place to be on a summers day to just sit and relax or if you are brave enough-to swim in the cold Lake water. There is a cafe to keep you fed and watered all day long and of course the ubiquitous gift shop.
Lake district By Air
Manchester Airport is 1 hours away. There are direct train links from the airport to Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.
Visit Lake district By Road
The easiest approach is from Junction 36 off the M6 motorway, from where you will soon see signs for the A590, Grange and Barrow. Most routes from the north of Cumbria, including those through the Central Lake District, join the A590, which is the main road through the Furness and Cartmel Peninsulas.
Visit Lake district By Rail
Arguably one of the most scenic train journeys in the country. Rail links to Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness.
National Rail Enquiries: Tel: 08457 484950
My suggestion is to spend at least 3 days in Lake district to decently explore this wonderful area.
Suggested Itinerary for Lake district
Lake district is filled with beautiful scenery and walk in cafes that will give you the solitude and quiet time that you need, to take some time out from your busy schedule and find the creativity in you to reflect on your life.
So if you want leisure and beauty to come together you must visit Lake District at least once and you are sure to go back to it again and again. There are a host of places to see in Lake District and once in this beautiful place, you must not miss out on any of them.
Lake District is host to one of the largest freshwater aquariums in Britain where you can enjoy yourself with otters, sharks and other mammals including bank voles and brown rats. Among the places to see in Lake District is it’s famous underwater tunnel that brings with it the attraction of diving ducks. Apart from this, there are several other places that you must see in Lake District.
The Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum introduces literature lovers to the place that inspired a great poet like Wordsworth to write his masterpieces. The Museum also exhibits precious manuscripts, possessions and portraits of the famous poet.
The K.Village outlet Centre provides you with an opportunity to shop for good quality products at cheap and attractive prices. When you are tired after your shopping expedition, you can rest at its popular Riverside Café and regain your energy.
The Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport offers you activities like fish feeding. You can also explore the marine life of the locality including star fish and rays. It has a golf course and an amusement park where you can unwind and enjoy yourself.
The Lake District Visitor Centre attracts tourists with its exhibitions, beautiful gardens, playgrounds, stores, coffee shops and information centers. It is here that you can explore the beauty of this place through a luxurious cruise ride.
The Beatrix Potter Gallery comes alive with its beautiful and innovative artwork that is especially attractive to children. Apart from these, there are the Windermere Lake Cruise services that you must not miss. The Stars Motor Museum is a dream come true for all car lovers with its wide range of car exhibit.
Ullswater steamer rides and walks down the adjacent pathway are a must for those who are nature lovers. A visit to the Wild Animal Park at south Lakes and day trips to places like Keswick, Kendal and Buttermere are also mandatory.
There is no dearth of places that you can see in Lake District. It is that place which inspired Wordsworth to create his magic and it is sure to guide you in the path of solitude and innovation too, with its serene beauty. Lake District will draw you closer to nature and away from the noise of your busy life.