The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England and covers a vast area of land. The landscape holds some of the most impressive and breath-taking views in the world with the various lakes and mountains of the park offering tremendous scenery. It is the largest of the National Parks within England and lies entirely within the county of Cumbria.
It became a National Park in 1951 in order to protect the environment and countryside within the Lake District boundaries. Some of England's highest peaks are within the Lake District. There is a wealth of wildlife in the park whilst the unpolluted lakes and rivers mean an abundance of rare species thrive in the untainted environment of the park.
You can visit the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole to gain an idea of the park's history and background. Coniston Boating Centre is also a great place to go for a day out to enjoy some outdoor activities such as sailing and boat hire.
Guided walks such as the Walk with the Romans and Walk with the Hawks are intriguing guided tours that give an insight into the historical and natural aspect of the park. With over 3,500km of rights of way the park has a huge amount of walks and cycle routes for tourists to enjoy.
The area was made synonymous with the Lake Poets of the 19th century who included William Wordsworth and Robert Southey. William Wordsworth's house is a fascinating place to visit.
The park attracts over 14 million tourists a year from all over the world. Visitors from as far as China, USA, Japan and Spain flock to the region to take in the spectacular views and soak up the uncontaminated vista. It really is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world.