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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

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
English Lakes Hotels

English Lakes Hotels


  • Address Low Wood Bay - Ambleside Rd, Windermere, LA23 1LP. The Wild Boar Inn – Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NF. Waterhead Hotel – Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0ER.
  • Low Wood Bay – 131 rooms, Wild Boar Inn – 34 rooms, Waterhead Hotel – 41 rooms. rooms
  • Open All year round.
Cedar Manor Hotel

Cedar Manor Hotel


  • Address Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AX
  • 10 rooms
  • Open Closed mid-December to late January.

Blog listing

Visit Britain Press Trip

09Jul2019

In June, we welcomed an international press group of 8 journalists and influencers to the Lake District & Peak District to showcase the best of the two regions and to celebrate 70 years of National Parks in the UK. Media representatives came from Australia, USA, China, Russia, UAE, Italy, Korea

25Jun2019

Battlesteads is a charming hotel that dates back to 1747 and is located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park Dark Skies region. Battlesteads is a pub, hotel and restaurant, with an on-site Observatory. The 4 parts of this venue work fantastically as stand-alone elements and together they complement