The Lake District
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The Lake District, home to one of Englands only "Mountainous regions", is a collection of mountains, commonly known as "Fells", and beautiful lakes, situated in the heart of the English countryside. The Lake District brings in the highest amount of tourisim in the country outside of the obvious London and on visiting it is clear to see why. For me living in the North West of England I am fortunate enough to live less than 80 miles outside of area, which means that more or less every weekend possible I load up my car with a tent and the necessary equipment to "head for the hills"; so to speak. The ambiance of the region and the tranquillity it boasts is more than enough to unknott any pent up tension and make you forget about your hectic and seemingly pointless 9-5 job in any beaurocratic modern metropolis.
In the Lake District you can really let down the barriers and be at one with yourself. The activities range for aimlessly wandering around quaint little villages and enjoying a pot of afternoon tea, to rock climbing at death defying heights up the side of ancient volcanic rock. The works of the "Lakes Poets", the three main figures considered to be, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey have captured the hearts and interest of many across the world. They were considered part of the "Romantic Movement" and their discriptive writing and poetry depicts a world of natural beauty. On seeing the Lake District first hand it is more than apparant to see where the inspiration comes from. No words can do justice for the Lake District, seeing truely is believing!