walks in the Lake District
Visiting the Lake District
The Lake District, occasionally also known as Lakeland or 'The Lakes' is a mountainous region in North West England. Famous for its lakes (surprisingly), forests and mountains (also called fells) The Lakes was established as a National Park in 1951 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017
The Lake District is located entirely within the county of Cumbria, so you might need to plan your trip if you are coming from further afield! You do have a respectable area of 2,362 square kilometres to explore though, so make sure you stay long enough to take it all in.
Interestingly, all the land in England higher than 3,000 feet (914 m) above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, so if you like your elevation, this is the place to be. (It also contains the deepest and longest bodies of water in England, Wast Water and Windermere, but we don't swim that often).
It's also the most visited national park in the United Kingdom, with 15.8 million annual visitors and more than 23 million annual day visits, so you are in good company.