Lake District

Description

The Lake District in northwestern England is one of the most popular hiking and holiday destinations of England. The contrast between the wild, sometimes rugged mountains, and the friendly valleys is striking. The lakes offer excellent holiday entertainment. Speaking about the Lake District, one should not forget to mention the romantic poet William Wordsworth. You may find copies of his writings in the villages.

Several long distance hikes traverse the region. The Coast to Coast Path chooses some of the best scenery. But there is much more to enjoy. The extended network of well marked trails is awaiting you.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 2 votes | No 6. in United Kingdom
  • Henk Nouws July 2000
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Romantic. Great scenery.
  • Negative Some places are very busy.
  • Joke ter Weele July 2000
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Picturesque mountains and valleys, surprisingly wild and empty
  • Negative A bit rainy and misty
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Trails in this region

Books

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  • Central Fells - Book 3 (Revised Edition)
  • One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955-66, has become the definitive guidebook. Wainwright`s meticulously hand-drawn maps, diagrams and drawings take walkers up the 214 principal hills and mountains of... Read more
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  • Walking with Beatrix Potter
  • For many visitors, Beatrix Potter is the most interesting of the Lake District writers. The fact that so many of her stories have clear Lake District locations provides the basis for this book of short easy walks. Follow the adventures of Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Peter Rabbit and many others, actually walking in their... Read more
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  • Walking with Beatrix Potter - 15 Walks in Beatrix Potter Country
  • For many visitors, Beatrix Potter is the most interesting of the Lake District writers. The fact that so many of her stories have clear Lake District locations provides the basis for this book of short easy walks. Follow the adventures of Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Peter Rabbit and many others, actually walking in their... Read more
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2018
  • Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Scotland`s coast-to-coast walk and the longest of the nation`s Great Trails. 215 miles long, it links the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick on the west coast with Cockburnspath, a little south of Dunbar, in the east. The walk is at times a strenuous one, crossing the remote high moorland of the Galloway Hills,... Read more
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk through Galloway and the Scottish Borders. One of Scotland's Great Trails, the 347km (215 mile) route links Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east, through diverse landscapes and rich natural and historical interest. It can be completed in around a fortnight. Read more
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2018
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  • Western Fells - Book 7 (Revised Edition)
  • One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: A. Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955-66, has become the definitive guidebook. Wainwright`s meticulously hand-drawn maps, diagrams and drawings take you up the 214 principal hills and mountains of the... Read more
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2013
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2013
  • Silverdale and Arnside Walks
  • Walking Guide for Silverdale and Arnside in a series from Cicerone. Guides are a smaller format and illustrated with OS mapping and colour photography. Very thorough route descriptions are given, with walk profile boxes summarizing essential data such as distance, height gain, grade, walking time, Ordnance Survey mapping references, and... Read more
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Walks in Silverdale and Arnside - rand van Lake District | Cicerone
  • The 21 easy day walks in this book will help you explore the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rugged coastal paths and enchanting woodland trails. There are routes through Leighton Moss (RSPB centre), Dallam Park, Arnside Knott, Hutton Roof and Morecambe Bay that are suitable for all abilities and every season. Read more
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  • Eastern Fells - Book 1 (Revised Edition)
  • One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955-66, has become the definitive guidebook. Wainwright`s meticulously hand-drawn maps, diagrams and drawings take walkers up the 214 principal hills and mountains of... Read more
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  • Waterside Walks in the Lake District
  • Ranging from a short stroll to more strenuous hikes, the 25 walks in this compilation take in the stunning scenery and richness of wildlife found throughout the Lake District. Clear and easy-to-follow maps accompany each walk. Read more
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Maps

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  • Lakes NE
  • The north-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL5, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Penrith, Patterdale, Caldbeck, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Haweswater Reservoir, Inglewood Forest, a section of the Cumbria Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and... Read more
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  • The Cumbria Way
  • The waterproof Footprint map-guide to the Cumbria Way - the 73 mile (117km) route between Ulverstone and Carlisle. It generally follows well maintained paths and tracks through some of the Lake District`s finest scenery. This Footprint map is divided into 5 sections each portrayed on a separate panel. It is marked in miles, starting in... Read more
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  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny Bridge,... Read more
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  • Topographical Map of the Lake District Wainwright Fells
  • The fells of the Lake District shown on a contoured map at 1:100,000 approx. from Rivers Publishing, with on the reverse side tables showing the 214 fells grouped by location and each presented with its height and a column so the user can record the date climbed or other personal notes. Coverage extends from the Northern Fells group southwards... Read more
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  • Topographical Map of the Lake District - Wainwright Fells
  • The fells of the Lake District shown on a contoured map at 1:100,000 approx. from Rivers Publishing, with on the reverse side tables showing the 214 fells grouped by location and each presented with its height and a column so the user can record the date climbed or other personal notes. Coverage extends from the Northern Fells group southwards... Read more
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  • Lakes NE
  • The north-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL5, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Penrith, Patterdale, Caldbeck, Ullswater, Thirlmere, Haweswater Reservoir, Inglewood Forest, a section of the Cumbria Way, etc.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title... Read more
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  • Gerry Charnley Round
  • Bob Graham Round, a 63km / 38 mile approx. circuit in the fells of the Lake District presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The circuit, first devised in 1984, includes Scafell and Scafell Pike but provides a shorter alternative to the better known and more challenging Bob Graham Round. The... Read more
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  • Gerry Charnley Round in the Lakeland Fells
  • Bob Graham Round, a 63km / 38 mile approx. circuit in the fells of the Lake District presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The circuit, first devised in 1984, includes Scafell and Scafell Pike but provides a shorter alternative to the better known and more challenging Bob Graham Round. The... Read more
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  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny... Read more
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  • Lake District North XT25
  • The northern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Cockermouth, Keswick, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, the peak of Skiddaw, etc, and... Read more
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  • Lake District North Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The northern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Cockermouth, Keswick, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Ennerdale Water, Crummock Water, the peak of Skiddaw, etc, and extends south just beyond Ennerdale... Read more
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  • Lake District West XT25
  • The western part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Grasmere, Coniston, Torver, Wast Water, Coniston Water, the peaks of Scaffel and Scaffel Pike, etc. The whole of Lake District is covered on four... Read more
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  • Lake District West Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The western part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Grasmere, Coniston, Torver, Wast Water, Coniston Water, the peaks of Scaffel and Scaffel Pike, etc.PLEASE NOTE: this title is also available as a pocket-size Ultramap with its... Read more
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  • Howgill Fells
  • Howgill Fells between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales at 1:25,000 on a waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Additional overprint highlights the course of the Dales Way long-distance trail.Maps in Harvey Read more
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  • Cumbria Way XT40
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey Read more
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  • Cumbria Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey’s series... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Cumbria Way | Harvey Maps
  • Cumbria Way, a 112km / 70 mile route liking Ulverston and Carlisle across the heart of the Lake District, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on five overlapping panels, with additional street plans of Carlisle, Keswick, and Ulverston.Maps in the Harvey Read more
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  • Lake District South East XT25
  • The south-eastern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible, double-sided map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston, Newby Bridge, Coniston Water, Lake Windermere, etc, and extends from Ambleside in the... Read more
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  • Lake District South East Harvey Superwalker XT25
  • The south-eastern part of the Lake District at 1:25,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services in their Superwalker series. Coverage includes Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston, Newby Bridge, Coniston Water, Lake Windermere, etc, and extends from Ambleside in the north to Newby Bridge in the... Read more
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  • Coast to Coast West - St Bees to Keld Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between St Bees and Keld presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels from the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to Keld and the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Coast to Coast west | Harvey Maps
  • The western part of the Coast to Coast hiking route between St Bees and Keld presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on six overlapping panels from the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria to Keld and the intersection of the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine... Read more
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  • Dales Way XT40
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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  • Dales Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Dales Way | Harvey Maps
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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  • Lake District Harvey British Mountain Map XT40
  • Waterproof mountain map of the Lake District from Harvey at 1:40,000, with a geological map of the region on the reverse, enlargements of Scafell andPillar, and advice on navigating the region safely.*MAIN MAP:* Topography is shown through clear altitude shading, spot heights, contours at 15m intervals, and index contours at 75m intervals. A... Read more
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Walking holidays

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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Coast-to-Coast - Etappe West
  • Strik je wandelschoenen voor Alfred Wainwright’s meesterwerk! Dit is je kans om de beroemde Coast-to-Coast-walk te lopen, in twee etappes met de wind in de rug van de Ierse Zee naar de Noordzee. Deze westelijke etappe doorkruist het bergachtige Nationaal Park Lake District en eindigt bij het schilderachtige marktstadje Kirkby Stephen. Je... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Argentinië - Patagonië & Lake District
  • Een rondreis door het Lake District en Patagonië langs de mooiste nationale parken in het zuiden van Chili en Argentinië. In het merengebied - ideaal om per huurauto te verkennen - rijd je vanuit Pucón en Aguas Calientes naar nationale parken als Puyehue, Villarrica en Huerquehue. Maak kennis met oeroude araucariabossen, zie besneeuwde toppen... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Southern Lake District
  • Je overnacht in het historische Monk Coniston Hall, schitterend gelegen op een 1.620 ha groot landgoed. In 1929 is het gekocht door Beatrix Potter en de National Trust. Het hotel bevindt zich in een gletsjerdal van het Lake District National Park met prachtig uitzicht op het meer Coniston Water. Om je heen een mozaïeklandschap van weilanden,... Read more
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  • Groot-Brittannië - Northern Lake District
  • Overnacht in Derwent Bank, een Country House met het beste ‘waterfront’ en uitzicht op het meer Derwentwater, nabij Keswick Het hotel is schitterend gelegen in een gletsjerdal van het Lake District National Park met prachtig uitzicht op het meer, het mozaïek van weilanden, hagen en hoge boomloze bergen met ongerepte heidevelden. Een landschap... Read more
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  • Groot-Brittannië - Northern Lake District
  • Overnacht in Derwent Bank, een Country House met het beste ‘waterfront’ en uitzicht op het meer Derwentwater. Het hotel is schitterend gelegen in een gletsjerdal van het Lake District National Park met prachtig uitzicht op het meer, het mozaïek van weilanden, hagen en hoge boomloze bergen met ongerepte heidevelden. Een landschap gemodelleerd... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Yorkshire Dales West
  • Je overnacht in een klein Manor House uit 1535. Dit ligt in het Garsdale aan de voet van de hoog oprijzende Howgill Fells, in een vredig hoekje van de Yorkshire Dales. Het is de mooiste plek om het glooiende, groene mozaïeklandschap te leren kennen: de vriendelijke valleien, weilanden, losse-stenenmuurtjes en boomloze, hoge heuvelrijen met... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Lake District
  • Het Lake District is een van Engelands favoriete wandelbestemmingen. Het landschap, met zijn stervormige patroon, kent steile, rotsachtige bergruggen en brede gletsjerdalen, veelal opgevuld met prachtige meren. De wandeltocht voert door de Tarn Hows, een van Lakelands ongerepte natuurgebieden. Je overnacht in gastvrije bed & breakfasts, veelal... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Verenigde Staten - New England & New York
  • Maak een rondreis door sfeervol New England met start in New York en einde in Niagara Falls. Een 'one way' van Amerika naar Canada, dat bespaart dus kilometers terug rijden. Verken 'the city that never sleeps' per fiets, dat is verrassend makkelijk over de vele vrijliggende fietspaden! Volg de kustlijn van Connecticut en Rhode Island via... Read more
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