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Lake District National Park

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Lake District National Park
  • (worth a trip)
  • 10+ km
  • Moderate
  • 2-3 days
  • 3 3

England's best natural scenery

The Lake District is a natural park in England famous for its lakes, forests and mountains. The natural park is home to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and Wastwater and Windermere, which are the deepest and longest lakes in the country. The Lake District is the perfect place for camping, hiking, birdwatching and many other outdoor activities.


Located in Cumbria in North West England, The Lake District National Park is a popular holiday destination and a favourite getaway destination for the British. It is the most visited National Park in the United Kingdom.


The National Park homes sixteen lakes and many other smaller bodies of water.


There are many valleys contained here: the Dunnerdale, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale and the Buttermere valley, the Derwent and Borrowdale, Longsleddale, the Kentmere valley and more.


Because the Lake District receives a much higher rainfall than the rest of England, a large variety of flora is found here, among them are the native oak, ferns, liverworts, lichen and more.


The Lake District is a sanctuary for the red squirrel and it also homes a wide variety of wildlife including sundews, butterworts, carnivorous plants, white-clawed crayfish, charr fish, goldeneye, tufted ducks, and more.


Also in the Lake District, we can find a myriad of hills (commonly called “fells” in the area), the largest are: Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. But, due to the vast amount of fells, the area is divided into eight sections: Northern Fells, North Western Fells, Western Fells, Central Fells, Eastern Fells, Far Eastern Fells, Southern Fells, and South Eastern Area.

Opening hours

10:00 - 16:00