Lake District National Park

Also known as “The Lakes”, this is the largest National Park in England. It contains England’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike (3,209 ft/978 metres) and deepest lake – Wastwater (79 metres/ 258 feet). It’s well known for its influence on the “romantic poets” Wordsworth and Coleridge. It has a wide variety of natural habitats including its unique lakes and tarns. The Lake District is one of the most highly populated National Parks, with more than 42,000 residents in its 885 square miles (2,292 km2) it’s dotted with sites of historic and industrial significance.

My National Parks has the largest and most up-to-date listings for the Lake District National Park, we have: Holidays, accommodation, events, festivals, pub guides, attractions and extensive tourist information. We’ve have detailed entries for all Lake District activities inc: water sports, walking / hiking  climbing / mountaineering, mountain biking, cycling, sailing, horse riding, and outdoor activity centres. Browse our Lake District history, geology, geography and weather pages, maps and guides sections.

Tourist Activities and Attractions: Castles, museums, nature, wildlife, farms, historic sites, arts and crafts, visitor
centres, gardens and parks, country houses and estates, industrial heritage.

Holidays and Accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan sites, self catering, hostels,
holiday cottages, holidays, weekend breaks, inns, activity and adventure holidays.

Eating and Drinking: Traditional country pubs and inns, local restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops cafes and local food shops.

Events and Festivals: Regular or one-off celebrations in the Lake District, village fetes, historic & traditional events
seasonal festivities, sporting and charity activities and events.

Family’s and Kids: Child and family friendly activities and attractions, playgrounds and family fun.

Indoor Leisure Activities: Cinemas, leisure centres, bowling alleys and theatres.

Tourist Information Centres: When you already on the ground and you need to know more –  drop in and ask the friendly local experts.

Landmarks and Highlights: Well-known towns, views, trails, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and walks.

Lake District Outdoor Activity Centres: Activity centres offering multiple and varied adventure activities , inc watersports.

Lake District Outdoor Activities Guide:
Bike hire walking, hiking, mountain biking, watersports, sailing, horse riding,
The Lake District is a famous walking destination with a long history as one of England’s most appealing hiking hotspots.

Transport to the Lake District: Getting there: coaches, railways, flights, roads and ferrys.

Transport in and around the lake district: Getting about once your there; trains, buses, roads, boats, bikes and car parks.

Maps and Guides:  Ordinance Survey OS maps, AA guides, the “classic” Wainwright Guides, digital map resources.

History Geology and Geography: Learn more about the past of the lake district, how it has been shaped by geo-
logical forces, human behaviour, industrial development, its history as a national park & general facts and figures.

Weather and Climate: History of weather patterns, sunshine, temperature and rainfall averages. Sources for
long and short time lake district weather forecasts and predictions.