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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  • 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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  • Nevermind the Quantocks
  • `Every one of us knows the moment when the simple act of putting one foot in front of another stops being a method of propulsion and becomes an adventure.` In this hilarious and heart-warming collection of essays, writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie reflects on a life spent exploring the British countryside on foot. From the splendour of the... Read more
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  • Yorkshire Dales: 40 Favourite Walks
  • The Yorkshire Dales combine a wild limestone landscape of high rolling moorland gouged by dramatic caves and cascading waterfalls with peaceful farmland carpeted in wildflowers and dotted with ruined abbeys, ancient stone walls and barns, and timeless villages waiting to be discovered.The 40 moderate walks in this collection from award winning... Read more
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  • Muritz 2012
  • Wandern, Rad. Waren, Plauer See, Neustrelitz Kümmerly und Frey Deutschland Outdoorkarte. 1. Auflage, Laufzeit bis 2015. Read more
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  • Müritz National Park - Waren - Plauer See - Neusterlitz K+F Outdoor Map 16
  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz area of eastern Germany’s lake district at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. An inset extends coverage to the Wolin Island in Poland.Maps... Read more
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  • Lake District Walks
  • These forty walks in England`s glorious Lake District will take you to a range of lakes, peaks, rivers, tarns and waterfalls and introduce you to the haunts of many of the writers and poets who have loved and celebrated the area and made it such a strong cultural as well as natural attraction. Each walk has its own distinctive mood and... Read more
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  • Lakeland Fells: Patterdale and the East
  • Lakeland Fells: Patterdale & the East (25 walks) is the Hillside mini guide to walking shorter, concisely described routes, of between 4 and 10 miles, through all corners of the Lake District including Patterdale, Glenridding, Hartsop, Ullswater, Kirkstone, Howtown, Martindale and Haweswater.Hillside Great Britain Mini Walking Guides series is... Read more
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  • Lakeland Fells: Patterdale & the East (25 walks)
  • Lakeland Fells: Patterdale & the East (25 walks) is the Hillside mini guide to walking shorter, concisely described routes, of between 4 and 10 miles, through all corners of the Lake District including Patterdale, Glenridding, Hartsop, Ullswater, Kirkstone, Howtown, Martindale and Haweswater.Hillside Great Britain Mini Walking Guides series is... Read more
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  • Day Walks In The Lake District
  • ”Day Walks in the Lake District” is the second title in Vertebrate Publishing`s series of compact and portable hillwalking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes in the Lake District, between 5 and 13 miles (8 km and 21 km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities. The routes are split into four geographical areas -... 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, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.The Lake District is a National Park and a Unesco World Heritage Site in northwest England. It is a region rich in natural beauty with breathtaking views... Read more
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  • Lake District A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.The Lake District is a National Park and a Unesco World Heritage Site in northwest England. It is a region rich in natural beauty with breathtaking views... 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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  • 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, 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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  • 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, 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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  • 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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  • Franconia Lake District UK50-22
  • Franconia Lake District, map no. 50-22 covering an area around Altmühlsee, Rothsee, Bronbachsee, Ingelsbachsee, Hahnenkamm and Dennenloher See, in a series of special contoured and GP-compatible recreational maps from the Bavarian state survey organization, with cartography of the German topographic survey at 1:50,000 and extensive additional... Read more
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  • Olsztyn Lake District: Western Part
  • Olsztyn Lake District: Western Part (Pojezierze Olsztynskie) at 1:50,000 in a series of recreational maps from Poland’s Army Cartographic Service. The maps use as their base the military topographic survey, with contours at intervals varying from 5m to 20m according to the terrain and contoured depths shown on lakes. An overprint highlights... Read more
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  • Scotland Michelin Regional 501 WATERPROOF
  • Scotland at 1:400,000 on an indexed touring map from Michelin - laminated version - particularly good for indentifying scenic routes. The whole country is shown on one side of the map, with coverage extending south to include Newcastle and most of the Lake District. Enlargement show the Glasgow area (1:200,000) and main roads across Edinburgh... Read more
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Walking holidays

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United Kingdom
  • The Cumbria Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the Cumbria Way through the heart of the Lake District. The Cumbria Way is a classic 76 mile walk across the Lake District from South to North. On your walk from Ulverston to Carlisle, though the natural beauty of the Lake District, you will follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southley and discover how... Read more
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  • The Lake District Short Break
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. This route through the English Lake District follows trails along rugged fells, up dramatic mountain passes and past peaceful lakes and tarns. Every day includes exhilarating walks with spectacular views in every direction. Wainwright described Grasmere, one of the... Read more
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  • The Lake District Round
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. A circular walk that takes you deep into the heart of the English Lake District. Dip your feet in the charming lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water and walk over famous fells, such as Loughrigg and Coniston Old Man. This tour covers visits and views over eight of the... Read more
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  • The Lake District in Comfort
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. Walk the Lake District Trail staying in impressive hotels. Follow the route from the shores of Lake Windermere through the rugged Central and Eastern Lakeland fells to the market town of Keswick, an area noted for its literary pedigree. This self guided walking holiday... Read more
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  • The Lake District Trail
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. The Lake District Trail takes you on an adventure from the shores of Lake Windermere through the rugged Central and Eastern Lakeland fells to the market town of Keswick. The route leads you into peaceful valleys, along exhilarating mountain passes and past pristine... 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. 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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  • 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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  • 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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