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Lake District National Park

The Lake District is a mountainous area in Cumbria, North England, and designated National Park in 1951. It is home to the highest mountain and deepest lake in England. Scafell Pike (the mountain) reaches 978m. Yes, I know, it’s not that big, but it’s ours.


Apparently it rains a lot up there. I have really lucked out on this one. The weather has always been good to me. 


The Lakes

The area has a very high concentration of lakes, although, there is only one official lake, Bassenthwaite Lake. All the others are meres, waters, and tarns. The largest is Windermere, the deepest is Wastwater (260m deep). All in all, there are 16 of them. 



You really can’t go wrong. There are so may options for walks, wether you want to scale mountains, or just hills with mountain views. You can do a gentle lakeside stroll or walk to little villages. There is basically a walk for everyone. 



Whilst you can see a lot more if you have a car, it’s not essential. There is a bus network in the Lake District. To get a train in from outside, you can get a train to Windermere. If coming from London, you can start from Euston Station and then change trains at either Oxenholme or Lancaster/Preston, to get the rest of the way in. You’re ticket will tell you which one. 

It’s actually much quicker to get the the Lake District from London by train, as opposed to car. We are talking a 2h difference.