Five Reasons To Visit The Lake District

12 August 2015

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It could be fair to say that we take the Lake District for granted. It’s one of the most stunning natural areas in Europe (we are biased, but only a little bit), yet sometimes we forget just how stunning it actually is.

Here are five very good reasons to visit this northwest wonderland:

1) It’s our biggest national park

The Lake District is roughly 40 miles long (north to south) and 33 miles wide (west to east).

It has 16 official lakes, hundreds of tarns and, according to legendary fellwalker Alfred Wainwright, 214 mountains and hills.

2) It’s home to the UK’s highest mountains

Scafell Pike is 3,210 feet high. To put that into perspective, it’s over three times taller than the Shard, which is the tallest building in the United Kingdom. The Lake District has three more mountains that are over 3,000 feet tall: Sca Fell (which is separate to Scafell Pike), Helvellyn, and Skiddaw.

You don’t have to be a lifelong outdoor enthusiast to appreciate the immensity of the Lake District’s landscapes. Just taking a good long look around will help you take it all in.

3) The scenery is breathtaking all year round

The Lake District’s beauty isn’t dependant on the weather. In the sunshine it looks glorious, and then when it’s grey and rainy it looks strangely awe-inspiring. It must be something to do with those imposing landscapes.

4) There are plenty of towns and villages to explore

Kendal, Keswick and Ambleside are some of the best-known towns, but there are many more smaller ones. Simply driving around is one of the best ways to discover towns and villages. The locals are always welcoming, and there’s always a good pub, cafe or restaurant nearby, where you can sample the local ale and delicacies like pies and genuine Cumberland sausages.

5) Natural environments are good for our health

Many of us feel much healthier when we’re out in the country, away from the hustle and bustle. If we go out and enjoy some exercise – whether that’s serious hiking or casual strolling – we feel even better still.

Many health organisations believe that being around nature reduces our stress levels and makes us feel happier.

The Lake District is 566,400 acres of nature. It’s guaranteed clean air and picturesque scenery.

Book Your Lake District Holiday Today

We have four large holiday parks in the Lake District area – two in Cumbria and two in Lancashire. This stunning region is an ideal location for families and couples who want to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful break in the countryside.

Whichever park and accommodation option you choose, we’ll make sure you enjoy a supremely comfortable stay. Your beds will be made for you when you arrive, and you’ll have a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, a spacious lounge, and up to four bedrooms.

Depending on the style of accommodation you choose, you may also have a furnished decking area, where you can enjoy alfresco dining and a drink.

To book your break, call us today on 01524 888445.

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