Lake District National Park Travel Guide

Situated entirely within the county of Cumbria, the Lake District is one of England’s most scenic regions, an area of lakes and hills just under 1,000 meters high. The area has remained a firm favorite with British holidaymakers for decades, with its quaint little villages that feel a million miles away from Britain’s urban sprawl.

Sca Fell Pike, the tallest mountain in England at 978 meters, is a back-breaking yet relatively straight forward hike and is not to be confused with Sca Fell, which is a close by but a little lower at 964 meters. Lake Windermere is the undoubted main draw in the Lake District, the largest lake in England at 10 miles long, with its picturesque shoreline, mountain views and opportunities for boating.