England’s Lake District is a huge national park in the North of the country that offers some of the most picturesque landscape in the country. Within the park is a vast and sprawling mountain range and several large lakes that sit in ancient volcanic craters. The Lake District provides visitors a whole range of things to do regardless of what you enjoy doing on your vacations. For some unknown reason, the Lakes are often overlooked by tourists when they are searching for an English destination so here are some reasons why you should buck the trend and head to the Lakes this year.
If you are seeking some adventure then the Lake District is the perfect location for you as there are countless adventures and activities on offer. On-land you can go on several beautiful walks through the hills and around the lakes, you can climb some of the Lake District’s largest peaks like Hellvellen and Scafell Pike or you can go on a cycling tour through this wonderful landscape. Activities are not exclusively on-land and the lakes themselves are a hot-bed of sporting activity offering kayaking, wind-surfing, sailing, boating, swimming, catamaran tours and powerboat rides. If you are the active type then this this part of England will provide you with plenty to keep you busy.
The Lakes has some of the greatest settings in the country for you to relax in tranquility with one of the finest backdrops that nature has to offer. Around the Windermere and Grasmere areas are some beautiful hidden away cottages and inns that sit on the peaceful lakes, the areas remain quiet as there is only one road running through them and noise pollution is at an absolute minimum. Alternatively you can relax in a traditional bed and breakfast in one of the nearby towns such as Cockermouth or stay in a cottage in Keswick, one of the busier towns in the area but still one with a very relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for some time away from the fast-paced World then the Lake District will be perfect for you.
Everyone can appreciate a beautiful natural landscape and one of the reasons that I believe the Lake District to be so grossly underrated is for this reason, there is nowhere in England that can compare to the Lakes when it comes to natural beauty. The view from the Skiddaw massif is one of the finest in the park, overlooking a huge portion of the Lake District and taking in over 4 lakes and 3 mountains, at sunset and sunrise is the best time to take this view. Whilst viewpoints such as these provide great snapshots of the region, simply walking and driving around this area is perfect if you want to be surrounded by the best of nature, the roads and pathways meander through the hillside and around the lakes and you will never be far from a photo opportunity. The weather may not always be perfect in the Lake District, but the landscape always is.