Destination Countryside: The Lake District, UK

Destination Countryside: The Lake District, UK

Experience the Beauty of the Lake District 

The Lake District, also known as Lake-land, is the perfect destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Set in some of the most stunning scenery you will find in England; the Lake District has plenty to offer in outdoor pursuits to suit all levels of fitness. If you are looking for competitive sports or just want to enjoy some time outside in the open air, then look no further than the Lake District and all it has to offer. With some careful planning and observation of safety issues, it’s possible to enjoy an active outdoors holiday in this stunning area. Getting away in the New Year and Christmas is getting more popular each year in the Lake District.

The area is probably most famous for its walking opportunities with England’s five highest mountains located here. There are walks for all levels of ability from gentle strolls around the lakes to climbing the highest peaks and walks that will suit families – it is no wonder then that The Lake District is voted time and time again as the favorite destination for walkers. Many books have been written that map out the various routes you can take, and these provide a reliable guide to the area.

The Lake District is a great place for cyclists of all kinds, and the quiet country lanes make this an ideal place to visit if you enjoy on-road cycling. Of course, the opportunities are endless for off-road cycling, and this area is the perfect location for those who enjoy mountain biking as there are plenty of off-road routes that will give thrill seekers their much-needed fix!

For anyone who likes his or her, outdoor pursuits watery then The Lake District has to be on the top of the list for a visit. With over 14 ‘main lakes’ in the area then there is plenty of opportunity for water-based activities. Anything you can think of to do with water is on offer including canoeing and kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing; for the more gentile, many of the lakes offer boat hire.

Thrill seekers who enjoy heights will find lots of opportunities for rock climbing and abseil in The Lake District. The area is thought to have been the birthplace for rock climbing, and there are climbs available for all levels of experience and also places where you can learn. Underneath the lakes and mountains, there are endless caves and the area is also good for those who enjoy caving and potholing.

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