Overview of the Lake District new

The Lake District covers 885 square miles of mountainous terrain and is made up of the most breathtaking scenery created over thousands of years by glacial movement. It boasts the highest mountain in the whole of England - Scafell Pike.

The Lake District National Park is located in Cumbria, England. From the highest rocky peaks to the famous lake filled valleys and the heather clad moors below there are unrivalled and diverse views of nature at its most stunning. Wildlife abounds here and some of Britain's rare and endangered species can still be seen, red squirrels and the last pair of nesting Golden Eagles in the country live in the Lake District.

A well loved destination for tourists and especially outdoor enthusiasts the area is strewn with traditional stone villages in which to stay and from which to enjoy walking, climbing and a whole array of outdoor activities on offer. The Lakes themselves attract tourists from far afield, sailing and fishing or a trip on a Windermere Lake Steamer being just some of the delights enjoyed by visitors from all over the world. Whether you prefer to relax or to take advantage of the more energetic pursuits there is something for everyone here.

From historical buildings, delightful gardens, theatres, museums and galleries to the craft shops, pubs and restaurants nestling in and around the village streets this is an area just waiting to be explored. The Lake District has been the inspiration for artists, writers and poets for hundreds of years. Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter favored this area and their legacy remains, still attracting visitors today.

Cumbria and the Lake District have so many wonderful things to see and do visitors are spoilt for choice, being well served by both road and rail it is accessible for everyone and an unforgettable place.

To read more about this fantastic area and review a selection of accommodation, attractions, activities, tea rooms, cafes, restaurants and pubs please visit: www.lakedistrict-stay.co.uk.