Welcome to The Lake District
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in Cumbria, North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. A National Park was established in 1951 and, following a minor extension in 2016, now covers an area of approximately 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
What is The Lake District Guide?
The Lake District Guide is an online resource for information about The Lake District in Cumbria including but not limited to information about the lakes, tarns, fells, the many available walks, and local attractions for staying here and enjoying this beautiful part of the world.
Who is The Lake District Guide for?
The Lake District Guide is for anyone (visitor or local) who wants to learn more or access information about The Lake District. We offer information and recommmendations about visiting and staying in The Lake District.
We are constantly striving to make our service more accessible and more usable for everyone. If you have any suggestions regarding how we can make The Lake District guide better, please get in touch with us.
How do I use The Lake District Guide?
The Lake District is a visitor's guide that aims to provide enough helpful information about The Lake District in one place so as to be useful to people. You can use it like a normal website.
How to carry on
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