The Lake District is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and stunning areas of Natural Beauty in the UK. It quite rightly has the nickname “God’s country” due to its wonderful rolling hills and crystal clear, fresh water lakes nestled amongst the mini mountains.
This is a place for a break away from the large and bustling cities and towns in England and a chance for you to unwind and fill your lungs with clear air and feast your eyes on the spectacular natural sights.
True Natural Beauty
To best enjoy this area head for a local tourist information shop and purchase a “walking” guide booklet. The Lake District is split in many small villages each surrounded by large mountainous hills. The main districts are Ambleside, Windemere, Keswick and Kendal plus many more. Each district hosts one or more vast lake and several hills (also called fells).
A Popular Place for Artists and Authors
The most common fact about this area is the number of famous artists and authors who have settled here to compose their works of art or to retire and enjoy the scenery. Artists such as William Wordsworth and authors such as Beatrix Potter spent large chunks of their lives here and there are many museums and landmarks honoring their name.
A Special Day in Paradise
The best quality about the Lake District is that time can simply stand still or so it seems and the most popular way to experience this is to leave the hire car at your hotel car park and venture out into the countryside on foot armed with a detailed map, appropriate clothing and a packed lunch. The terrain on the fells can be quite challenging so ensure you plan your “walks” properly and take into account the size and sheerness of the hills. Some of these walks should only be attempted by experienced hikers. If you prefer a more relaxed day then you can choose a much shorter walk of less than a few kilometres and instead enjoy the numerous tea and cake shops romantically distributed amongst the petite but charming villages.
A Warm Drink in Front of a Blazing Fire to End the Night
The Lakes are not filled with nightclubs and Michelin starred restaurants but instead with small and cosy hotels and Guest Houses most of which will have a member’s lounge with a log fire to warm the winter nights. If you have spent the day walking amongst the hills and enjoying the outdoors you are best advised to take a nice hot drink or a nightcap into your lounge and review the day with other guests in front of the fire then off to bed for a well deserved early night in anticipation of the treasures awaiting you the next day on your next walk.