Let's go to the Lake District

 

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The Lake District in Cumbria is truly a place to go for breathing space. As soon as you turn off the motorway into the mountains you can feel yourself relax. Not only is it geographically astounding but it also has a rich cultural heritage and loads to offer for a family holiday. The drama of the landscape has also inspired many writers and artists. Lots of people will know Wordsworth's 'Daffodils' poem which is the quintessential Lake District poem. Indeed, it was Wordworth's 'Guide through the District of the Lakes', published in 1820, that sparked the beginning of tourism in the area.

Glorious walking and views across the fells Glorious walking and views across the fells

 

With twelve of the biggest Lakes in Britain and 2500 kilometres of footpaths, there is so much to do in the region. Walking, cycling, boating, and talking to the unusual grey Herdwick sheep, (unique to the area and thought to have been brought in by the Vikings, they are able to cope with the extreme weather conditions) are just some of the things you can spend your time doing.

 

Buttermere Photo credit Nick Thorne Buttermere Photo credit Nick Thorne

 

Grasmere Photo credit Nick Thorne Grasmere Photo credit Nick Thorne
Beatrix Potter's house near Lake Windermere Beatrix Potter's house near Lake Windermere

 

If like us, you are a big Beatrix Potter fan you must also visit Hill Top House, now owned by the National Trust.  The cottage interior is unchanged since she lived there and there are lots of paintings, letters and artefacts on display.

 

Salt-Waters in a stream Salt-Waters in a stream in Lower Lorton

 

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to the Lake District!

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