The Lake District National Park
is the largest English National Park. The Lakes contains the highest mountain namely Scafell Pike, the deepest Lake in Wastwater and Windermere is the largest lake in area and length. The Lakes is wholly contained in Cumbria in the north west of England. It is an area of high mountains and many lakes so popular with mountaineers, sailors, ramblers and fishermen.
We all know that William Wordsworth penned 'I wandered lonely as a cloud' from his home at Dove Cottage near Grasmere inspired by daffodils around Ullswater. Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth (on Bassenthwaite Lake) and went to school in Penrith and Hawkshead near Conniston, Langdale and Ambleside before moving to Grasmere. Holidaymakers visit Dove Cottage and also Hill Top Farm at Sawrey near Windermere, the home Beatrix Potter, the famous creator of Peter Rabbit and friends. Alfred Wainwright author of numerous walking guides would approve if more than 10% of Lake District visitors walked more than 200m from their cars!