The Lake District is one of the largest national parks in northwest England. It also has the largest lake in England, namely Windermere.
Wildlife and photography
The Lake District has a diversity of ecosystems. You can choose between mountains, wetlands, and native woodland for your outdoors vacation. These options make your holiday so much richer and you can mix it up with different nature. Don’t forget to bring your camera, because the district has rare wildlife with reindeer, falcons, and more!
If you want to go hiking in a mountain, then Scafell Pike is a good choice. It is the highest mountain in England, and although it may not compare to the Alps, you will still get a good uphill hiking adventure.
Outdoor sports aplenty
If you are into climbing, or just want to try it out, then the Lake District is a perfect area to stretch your limbs as you climb natural rock formations. The Keswick Mountain Festival and Kendal Mountain Festival are two of the more famous social events for climbers. If boating is your preferred sport, then you can rent a boat by Lake Windermere and also try out Canadian canoeing on Lake Coniston.
The gastronomy and food culture
The Lake District is home to several Michelin-star restaurants, who would expect that in a national park? But don’t limit yourself to fine dining, also try the local specialties like Cumbrian Sausage and Sticky Toffee Pudding. As a bonus to the food delights, many market towns keep that authentic air of food market alive, such as Ambleside, Kendal, and Keswick.
Tranquility and peace
Are you tired of city life and in need of a break? The Lake District is close to Manchester and Leeds, and not much further away from Edinburgh in Scotland. So it can be a great idea to combine your city trip or just a getting a break from city life, with a drive to the Lake District.
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