8 of the Most Beautiful Spots in the Lake District

8 of the Most Beautiful Spots in the Lake District

The Lake District is a region in North West England in the county of Cumbria. A popular holiday destination throughout the year, it is famous for its beautiful lakeland scenery.

Home to England’s highest mountains, including the famous Scafell Pike, the mountainous peaks of the Lake District attract walking enthusiasts from across the world. And with a plethora of wild swimming spots, water sports, and cycle tracks, the Lake District has become known as an adventure lover’s playground.

Besides the many things to do, the area boasts some of the most beautiful vistas in England. And if you need any further reasons to visit, it also has fantastic local produce, award winning restaurants, and serene tranquility – perfect for a romantic getaway!

1. Ambleside

One of the most popular towns in the Lake District, Ambleside is a great base for many of the surrounding areas and activities. The picturesque town and its winding streets are filled with charming boutiques, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Visit the quaint Bridge House, it’s impossible to walk by this little house and not stop to admire it.

2. Windermere

Stretching over 11 miles long, Windermere is the longest lake in England. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and pretty villages, it is one of the national park’s most famous and busiest sights. The best view of the surrounding landscape is from the water so take a boat trip whilst you are visiting to truly appreciate it.

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Morning all 👋 Shaun @shaunderbyphotography in the hot seat this morning. Today’s image is from Waterhead at the northern end of Lake Windermere. Plenty of parking opposite the water and even though it’s National Park, it’s free before 9am so useful for sunrise. On a calm morning it offers great reflections, and better still when there is mist on the water. There was some mist now and again when I visited but it didn’t linger too long as gentle breezes swept it away. Top tip though if you plan to visit and get a still morning, take duck food. Ducks and gulls preen themselves on the waters edge which creates ripples and spoil the reflection in the water. I would’ve had several shots with mist and perfect reflections had the ducks not been in the water. You heard it here first! 👌🏻 ——————————————————— Don’t forget to tag your images #thelakelanders for you chance to feature later today on the page. I look forward to seeing all your posts. Have a great day, the weekend is nearly here 🙂👊🏻👋 ——————————————————— #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrictlife #lakedistrictcumbria #cumbrialife #lovethelakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #theplacetobe #osmaps #gloriousbritain #visitcumbria #igerscumbria #scenicbritain #landscapephotography #landscape_lover #lakesography #englishlakedistrict #fromlakelandwithlove #englandslakedistrict #outinthelakes #lovelakeswalks #photosofbritain #weloveengland #ukpotd #ukshots

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3. Scafell Pike

England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike stands at 978 metres above sea level and belongs to the Lake District’s Southern Fells. It attracts thousands of hikers from across the world and rewards those who make it to the top with unrivalled views of the Lake District and beyond.

4. Wastwater

Not only home to the highest mountain and the longest lake, but the Lake District is also home to the deepest lake in England, Wastwater. The beautiful lake is surrounded by towering mountains and was once voted the UK’s best view.

5. Grasmere

At the very heart of the region lies Grasmere, one of Cumbria’s most popular villages. The village is characterised by its beautiful stone cottages and lush surroundings. It is widely known as the place of residence of British poet William Wordsworth, who lived in the fairy-tale-like Dove Cottage.

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What's your favourite poem or poet? I ask, as today is the 250th Anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth! 🌼🌷🌺🌻 So, let's head to Dove Cottage – built in the early 1600s – nestled here in the beautiful Lake District countryside. Photo/Video by @timholt . It was the home of Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy from 1799 to 1808 where they spent those eight years “plain living, but high thinking!" – I do love that! . Swipe right, for a small video from the garden, overlooking the cottage at the back with have a listen to the beautiful English birdsong which so inspired them. William and Dorothy loved the garden and orchard behind the house, their "little nook of mountain-ground", which was deliberately arranged in an informal "wild" state. . Now it didn't start out as a home – back in the the early 17th Century it was an and Inn and Pub! A perfect watering hole for visitors on the long journey up to Scotland. It was known as the "Dove and Olive" and was first listed in 1617. It was whilst living here Wordsworth wrote many of his most famous works including his "Ode: Intimations of Immortality", parts of his autobiographical epic, The Prelude, "Ode to Duty", "My Heart Leaps Up" and of course – "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud": . I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. . Hopefully it won't be too long before we visit again – just as soon as this dreaded virus is vanquished from our shores! 🇬🇧

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6. Ullswater

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District and is lined with pretty little villages. Clear and clean water makes it a popular spot for water sports and boating activities. Take a trip on one of the famous Ullswater steamers which cruise for 8 miles along the lake.

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Peace and tranquility on Ullswater. #theplacetobe

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7. Derwentwater

A great lake to visit if you are looking to do water sports activities, including windsurfing and rowing. But if you prefer to stay on dry land, then visitors can walk the 8-mile route around the lake and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

8. Buttermere

A photographer’s paradise, Buttermere provides endless stunning vistas, low-level walks, fishing, and boating. One of the smallest lakes in the Lake District, it provides an easy 4-kilometer stroll around its shores.

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  1. Wendy Butler says:

    Living in the Lake District was a dream.
    Now its my reality!
    Stunning views every season, whatever the weather.

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