The beauty that is the Lake District

Found in North West England, the Lake District is known for its scenic sites and many natural examples of beauty.

Made up of 53 tarns and 16 lakes, the endless mountains and hills that flow in between these natural markers create the picture perfect scene of the British countryside.

Therefore, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that The Lake District is one of the top holiday regions in the UK. With plenty of things to do while visiting that include fishing, mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, and of course visiting the local village shops, a holiday in The Lake District can be fun for all ages.

Sporting enthusiasts in particular often enjoy holidays in The Lake District since they are spoiled with options to get out and explore the 3,500km of the park. Boating, cycling, and kayaking are all popular ways to explore the great outdoors although the National park where hiking and mountain climbing is at its best is the most popular choice.

Scafell Pike in particular is a favoured mountain to climb and the view from the top is impossible to describe as anything but breathtakingly spectacular. Other great climbs include Hayeswater and Catbells.

For those who would whether spend their time on the water there are also plenty of opportunities to explore via boat trips as well. Boating is a great way to see some of most stunning views of the district given the fact that the area is composed of so many different lakes. Boat trips can be found in Ullswater, Windermere, Derwent Water, and Coniston Lakes and some of the trips even include scheduled stops into the local lakeside villages for a bite to eat and some old fashioned boutique shopping.

Some of the best villages to stop in include Hawkshead that is known for its many shops and historical architecture or Keswick which is known for its cultural refinement as well as the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

Another popular way to explore The Lake District is via the railway, with plenty of leisurely railway tours available to sightseers that want to see as much of the area as they can. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a great option for those who want to travel through the valleys and the hills of the area whereas the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway offers some great scenic passes of Lake Windermere.