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Lake District National Park


A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.

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The Lake District’s geology provides a dramatic record of nearly 500 million years of history. Its complex landscape tells a story of colliding continents, deep oceans, tropical seas, and kilometre-thick ice sheets.  

There’s a tradition of unrestricted access to the fells, plus an extensive network of public rights of way. Recreational walking can  be traced back to Wordsworth’s ‘Guide to the Lakes’.

Long revered by the creative community, the region experienced a ‘revival’ from the 18th Century onwards. Artists and writers such as Turner, Coleridge and De Quincey were inspired by the area’s astounding natural beauty.

Centuries on and children’s author Beatrix Potter remains an iconic Lake District literary figure. Potter spent many childhood  holidays in the District and these influenced her work. You can follow in the author’s footsteps around the Lake District with the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter Trail.

Heathrow 5 hours

Manchester 1.5 hours

Hull 2.40 hours

214 fell tops

Described in Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells

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The English National Parks Experience Collection Brochure 2019-20

This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.

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The Lake District National Park Overview

Trade contact

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Kerry Powell (Director of Communications and Resources)

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hq@lakedistrict.gov.uk

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+44 (0)1539 724555

Accommodation

Coppermines Mountain Cottages

Coppermines Mountain Cottages


  • Address The Estate Office, The Bridge, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8HJ
  • 10 rooms in 4 cottages rooms
  • Open September to March. Please ask about availability April - August.
Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Site

Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Site


  • Address Castlerigg Hall, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TE
  • 30 hard-standing pitches and 60 camping plots rooms
  • Open
Queens Head Hotel

Queens Head Hotel


  • Address Town Head, Troutbeck, Cumbria, LA23 1PW
  • 10 rooms
  • Open All year round.

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24Sep2019

Norfolk mead is a luxurious hotel in the heart of the Norfolk Broads countryside on the banks of the River Bure. The hotel offers secluded luxury in this gorgeous Georgian building; bedrooms are all individually styled with sumptuous contemporary furnishings, the communal areas are elegant and inviting and to complement

27Aug2019

National Park Birds of Prey Experience

This is a fun and engaging experience where guests get to handle, feed and fly the vast array of beautiful birds at this falconry business. Mark and Mandy are wonderful hosts who make guests feel at home instantly, the art of falconry is in their