There are some spectacular walks in
the Lake District. This
is England's largest National Park covering around 885 square
miles. It includes Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain and
Wastwater - its deepest lake.
heard it described as “Switzerland in miniature” which might be
stretching things a bit but it is an area of tremendous scenic beauty.
location on the north west coast of England, coupled with its mountainous
geography, means it is subject to high rainfall and Seathwaite in Borrowdale
is the wettest inhabited place in England.
area has strong associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings
of William Wordsworth and the Lake Poets.
walks provide perhaps the most dramatic walking in England but this brings with it a need
for respect for the terrain and weather which can do unexpected things. I
have suffered hailstorms in July at altitude!
District Reading List
Scroll down to see Lake District walks.
If you will require
Accommodation in the Lake District, see Accommodation
For Walkers page.
you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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