One of England’s most underrated holiday destinations is it’s stunning Lake District. The ‘Lakes’ are situated in the North West of England and are popular amongst hikers and climbers, adventure seekers and those looking to relax for a few days in tranquil surroundings. The series of valleys woodlands, mountains and lakes really shows of the best of England and regardless of whether you are in search of relaxation or adrenalin, the Lake District will provide.
If it is adventure that you’re looking for then there is plenty of options and if hiking and climbing is your thing then you can take on Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in the Lakes, if it’s a bit too much to take on then there are many other options such as Hellvelyn, Great Gable or Skiddaw. Because the Lakes have been so popular with walkers for so long, there are countless well trodden paths and guides to help you before you leave. The lakes themselves offer a lot of fun too as hundreds of people take to the water to canoe, sail, windsurf, swim or take a rowing boat onto the water. Ullswater, Windermere, Coniston and Buttermere are where you’ll find the action and the backdrop of the mountain range make an adventure on the lake all the more beautiful.
This National Park is a perfect place to relax and unwind, there are countless little villages and market towns around the District where you can stay in a Lake District holiday cottage and chill out. If adventure isn’t your thing then you can go for some relaxing walks, perhaps take a ride on one of the steam boats that glides over the lakes or head to one of the little towns for a cup of tea and a scone. There is little noise in the part of the World and the pace is very slow, providing the perfect opportunity to leave the World behind. There are accommodation options both in the towns and villages, and on the Lake’s themselves, regardless of where you stay you are pretty much guaranteed a stunning view. If you are into photography then your camera will not stop clicking on a visit to the this breathtaking National Park.
The Lake District on a sunny day looks like an English paradise, lush green mountains and calm lakes, however, these days are few and far between. It is important to plan ahead and make sure you know what the weather is going to be like before you go as on a cold day, this part of the World can be unforgiving. Even on a cold day however, there is nothing better than getting home, taking a shower and sampling some local pub food in front of a toasty warm fire, a feature that almost all of the inns have. The Lakes are a perfect holiday destination so next time that you are thinking about where to go in England, get the Lake District at the top of your list.