The Lake District is one of the beautiful areas of England, and attracts thousands of visitors each year. But what makes our area of the UK so special? Let’s take a look.
In terms of aesthetics, the Lake District is almost unrivalled in Britain. Some of the views are simply jaw-dropping. If you imagine English countryside, the chances are the picture in your head will look very much like the national park.
We’ll cover the lakes themselves in a moment, but it’s worth noting that the picturesque locations within the Lake District vary more than you might think. The landscape is genuinely diverse, offering everything from smooth valleys through to sharp and steep ridges.
Whether you want to relax by the water or take in a climb that’ll challenge even the toughest rambler, you’ll be delighted.
We’ve listed this as a separate feature, simply because when many people think of woodland, the Lake District might not always be at the tip of their tongue. However, some of the richest and most diverse woodlands in the UK can be found in the area. If you love nothing more than a forest walk, you’ll find your perfect path in the district.
The Lake District is one of the most diverse regions in Britain when it comes to wildlife. From otters and ospreys right the way through to deer and rabbits, animal lovers are never short of things to see. For birdwatchers, there’s the RSPB Reserve at Hayswater, and Whinlatter Forest and Dodd Wood both host a range of forest creatures.
Few destinations in the UK offer a chance to truly taste what it must have been like to live here thousands of years ago. Walking through the undisturbed landscapes, you feel as far away as it’s possible to be from city life.
And, of course, there are a number of specific historical sites in the area. Castlerigg Stone Circle is unique, and those seeking more recent – but still old! – locations can check out Brougham Castle and Shap Abbey.