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The Lake District

Listed under Parks & Gardens in Lake District, United Kingdom.

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If you fancy a bit of wandering lonely as a cloud, you could do worse than taking Wordsworth’s advice and doing it in North West England’s Lake District, with it’s calm lakes surrounded by gracefully sloping fells (hills) the smoothness of which were created by centuries of glacial movement. Rocky and interesting peaks, plains of heather on the inclines, woods below the tree line and flowering meadows around the shores of the glassy lakes have been attracting scenery lovers here for hundreds of years. The higher part of the Lake District is now a national park, which also includes England’s tallest peak, Scarfell. If you have fallen under the influence of Wordsworth it’s worth noting his favourite spot in the Lake District was the Duddon Valley.

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A Trip to the Lake District

If you think you have seen some lovely scenery then take a look at the scenery in the lakes and while your at it take a ride on a steam engine to another lake ,and why not go on to another but this time go via a steam boat or just take a nice walk through the lovely wooded areas keeping in view the lakes ,you may even spot the lock ness monster but don't hold your breath.You can walk, cycle and splash about in the beautiful Lake District to your heart’s content. With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way and 12 of the largest lakes in England, there's something for everyone! Canoe, sail or fish on the rivers, lakes or coast. Hire a boat from the Coniston Boating Centre and picnic on the lakeshore. Check out the adventure playground, beautiful gardens or tasty cafe at the Lake District Visitor Centre overlooking Windermere. Or simply enjoy wandering around the slate-roofed and limewashed villages, taking in the tranquil atmosphere of this special corner of England.

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