Lake District

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Cumbria, England
Lake District - Bassenthwaite
Lake District - the old skool red phone box in Eskdale just before Hardknotts pass
Lake District - Lingcove Bridge
Lake District - one of many falls
Lake District - The valley that the trail runs through

Lake District Cumbria Reviews

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Introduction Feb 16, 2017
In the north-west of England, set amongst the Cumbrian Mountains, the Lake District is a great place to visit. There are 16 lakes, ranging from the largest, Lake Windermere (over 10 miles / 6km long), to the smallest, Brothers Water (less than half a mile / 0.3km long).

For walkers and climbers, there are 4 peaks in excess of 1,000 ft (300m), including Scafell Pike , at 3210 ft (987m) England's highest peak. The Lake District covers an area of 866 square miles (2,243 square kilometres) so if you want to explore it thoroughly make sure you have a good map with you when you go.

Of course the main attraction is the dramatic scenery -- the lakes, the fells (rocky, large hills or small mountains ) the dales (valleys) and the peaks -- but there's lots of history here too: there is evidence of Stone Age civilisation; the Romans certainly left their mark with the roads and forts they constructed; the Norse occupied the area around 900AD and cleared forests to start industry and it's thought they introduced the Herdwick sheep, the hardy breed that are so familiar on the Lake District fells to this day.

In more recent times, literary giants such as William Wordsworth and John Ruskin lived here and artists such as Turner and Constable painted the Lakes vistas -- such affinities helped develop the tourism industry that the Lake District enjoys today.
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Awesome Lakes, Landscapes and falls Jul 03, 2011
Any where you go within the Lake District you will simply be in awe, from the many Lakes and Mountains such a Keswick and Buttermere to the falls and streams of Eskdale, you can travel from Ravenglass train station where there is a small famous steam engine called the Ratty that takes you up to the streams and falls, my favourate falls are a mile or two walk north of the train stop where you will eventually come to a red old school telephone box, turn left here onto a trail that runs through a farm and into a valley with the path beside the river, follow the trail for half an hour all the way there is falls here and there up the stream/river until you reach a small stone bridge 'lingcove Bridge' take the left and right turning for 10-20 mins each way and you will not be disappointed, it is a perfect place in summer for swimming, and all this is within an hours journey of the seaside the best of both worlds,this truly is a place to come and relax and enjoy the scenery.
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Lingcove Bridge
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