Famous for its lakes and fells, for William Wordsworth, Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter, the wild and romantic Lake District in Cumbria is a haven for nature-loving, outdoorsy types.
Enjoy exploring the UK’s largest national park whilst on the lookout for red squirrels, otters, Natterjack toads and Golden Eagles. Climb England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike; walk around – or sail across – England’s largest lake, Lake Windermere.
If you want an energetic holiday, numerous activities can be undertaken including mountain biking, hiking, climbing, canoeing or kayaking. For less strenuous goings-on, visit charming towns and villages such as Amberwick, Keswick and Grasmere with their traditional shops and historic sites; enjoy hearty meals in front of roaring log fires in atmospheric, old-world inns or discover the hidden gem of Ullswater on a “Steamer” cruise. Find your Lake District cottage here.