The Lake District National Park is famous for its breath-taking scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage, with nationally important stretches of water for their range of habitats. Because of these distinguishable features, such as housing 12 of the largest lakes in England, the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK.
It will have something for everyone, at any time of year. Summers in the lake district consist of swimming, cycling, water sports and even hot air balloon experiences! But the winter can be just as action-packed, as you can go into the mountains with Lake Districts Fell Top assessors and take part in winter skills courses.
If your ideal holiday consists of a more relaxed and peaceful experience, make sure to visit the North lakes such as Crummock and Loweswater, as it is arguably the most peaceful part of the district with many historical interests to be explored. For the more adventurous personality, Scafell Pike is England’s highest mountain and war memorial, and can takes up to 5 hours to walk to the top. The climb to the top however, should not be underestimated and The National Trust recommend you plan ahead, use a map and compass and check weather conditions before setting off!
The district is so eventful, and it doesn’t all switch off when the sun sets, in fact it is one of the UK’s best stargazing destinations. The lakes have secluded valleys and some of the darkest skies in the country which creates the perfect place for stargazing uninterrupted by harsh city lights. Wasdale is one of the top places for star gazing in the lake district because of its position under the shadow of the Scarfell Pike and alongside Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. These extraordinary circumstances lead to a beautifully dramatic night sky filled with stars.