WALKING IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
The Lake District is in North-Western England, in the county of Cumbria, The 'Lakes' can be found by car in just over an hour and a half drive from most of our properties. It is famous for it's beautiful natural scenery consisting of many lakes, forests and mountains. The Lake District was popularised in the early 19th century by Romantic Poets such as William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets, and on visiting the place it's easy to see why people love the area so much. In 2017 the Lake District was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and should be on every keen travelers list to visit.
The 'Wainwrights' are a collective term given to the 214 fells (local term for hills & mountains) of the Lake District, named after Alfred Wainwright - a famous British fell-walker, guidebook author and illustrator who was largely responsible for cataloging and popularising all the Lakeland fells through his series of 7 books. Many keen walkers now try and walk all the 214 fells as a personal challenge.