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Lake District Family Breaks

One of the best vacations that you can give your family is a trip to the Lake District. Its natural beauty will take their breath away and they can learn more about Romanticism and English heritage. While you can visit Lakeland any time of theyear, it is best to make a trip on autumn or spring for

Visit the Lake District this summer and Experience the True English Countryside

The landscape of the majority of England has been a monotonous picture of building, houses and public transportation. With this in mind, it would be hard to find a relaxing vacation at the heart of England. This summer, tourists can visit the areas in England that remain naturally intact. In this case, the Lake District

Lake District Geography

Surprisingly, the Lake District is one of the most densely populated national parks. Its area is nearly 885 square miles (or 2,292 km²), and the Lake District was named as a National Park back in 1951.   The Lake District is around 35 miles or 55 km across. It’s characteristics result from periods of massive

Coombe Cottage

Coombe Cottage on the shores of Derwent Water near Keswick is the former home of director Ken Russell. He lived there with his wife Vivian for 32 years before their divorce in 2007, after which he sold it to her. The director, an Oscar-nominee for Women in Love and a three times BAFTA winner, first

Oxenholme Lake District

Oxenholme the Lake District is the name of the West Coast Mainline Railway Station serving the South Lakes. Direct Trains to London, Manchester, Glasgow & Edinburgh with Virgin Rail leave frequently throughout the day. photo credit: mekiaries Oxenholme lies 2 miles from Kendal town centre which can be reached by bus, taxi or even train

Lake District Osprey

Ospreys have been reintroduced to the UK after they were declared extinct as a breeding species between 1916 and 1954, They first came back to Scotland and then established a breeding colony in the Lake District near Bassenthwaite Lake. There are several viewpoints around the Lake and an exhibition maintained by The Lake District Osprey

Staying Safe on the Fells

Fell-walking and scrambling in the more remote parts of the Lake District should be viewed as extreme sports carrying a degree of risk. Every year between 20 – 30 people die on the fells in the Lake District. Most of those who die are poorly prepared, ill equipped or just plain ignorant to the risks

What to bring when walking in the lake district

Some items are vital for your walk in the fells. Good maps and a sturdy rucksack are invaluable. However other equipment will depend on the type of walk and time of year. Using a rucksack is much better than taking a hand carried bag. Your hands are left free, you can carry more and it

What to wear when walking in the Lake District

For most walking routes in the Lake District, the walker should be suitably clothed. Custom-designed walking boots and a waterproof jacket are not only a good idea for safety and comfort, but they also help you to enjoy your day out to the full. The most important item of clothing is some type of wind

Industry and Agriculture

In Neolithic times, the Lake District was a prime source of stone axes, examples of which have been found all over Britain. The main site, on the slopes of the Langdale Pikes, is often described as a “stone axe factory” of the Langdale axe industry. Some of the oldest stone circles in Britain are connected

Lakes and Tarns

photo by DaniVDM Choose a Lake ——————————– Bassenthwaite Lake Brothers Water Buttermere Consiton Water Crummock Water Elterwater Esthwaite Water Haweswater Loweswater Rydal Water Tarn Hows Thirlmere Ullswater Wast Water Windermere Beautiful and enchanting, the lakes which give the National Park it’s name have inspired poets and artists for hundreds of years. Strangely enough only one

Cartmel Priory

photo by Andy Hawkins Dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Michael and built for the Augustinian Canons by William Marshall, later to be known as the first Earl of Pembroke, Cartmel Priory, in Cartmel, Cumbria dates back to 1190. In the twenty years starting 1327 a chapel was provided by Lord Harrington, whose

Lake District Pubs

photo by thornj Find a pub near: Ambleside Grange-over-Sands Keswick Kendal Ulverston Windermere The Lake District is home to hundreds of traditional country pubs each retaining it’s own original features. From local coaching inns to larger gastro pubs a trip to the Lake District would be incomplete without a visit to the ‘local’. Many pubs

Wildlife & Conservation

photo by stubramley The Lake District national park is home to an abundance of wildlife, some of which is unique within England. The red squirrel and the sundew, one of the only meat eating plants native to Britain are just two examples. The only pair of Golden Eagles nesting in England are to be seen

The Weather & Climate of the Lake District

Being situated on the north west coast of England, and having the highest mountains in the vicinity, the Lake District is the wettest area of the whole country. Average yearly precipitation is around 2000 mm, however there are also large local differences in these measurements. Even though the area has high rainfall, there is a