The lakes are a huge area of vast natural beauty, a mountainous region based in North West England and a hugely popular tourist and visitor attraction. A national park with holiday cottages, hotels, camp sites and B&B’s dotted all over the region making it an exceptionally accessible place to stay and enjoy walks, bike rides, adventuring and visiting all the small towns and attractions. Both weekend breaks and extended holidays bring people to this impressive location of English splendour, whether it’s camping and visiting tea rooms to outdoor pursuits like canoeing and rock climbing, there is something for everybody at the Lake District. Funnily enough, only one of lakes in the Lake District is classified as a “Lake”, Bassenthwaite Lake, the others are simply called meres, tarns or waters, with waters being the most commonly found. Measured from east to west, the park is around 32 miles long and from north to south , 40 miles long, so that gives you an idea of the vastness of these impressive, wild lands.
There is such a rich immensity to the waters and large summits in the lakes, such an affluent history, for example, William Wordsworth lived and worked many years in the Lakes, that you could write a book on the place and still not cover everything! In fact, SightVisit founder, Mark Richards, did just that, with his book “Great Mountain Days in The Lake District: 50 classic routes exploring the Lakeland fells”. With so many walking routes, so much to explore and discover and accommodation in the Lake District being so numerous and of such high quality, there is every reason you should go and visit!