Ullswater is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the big lakes in a region of incredible scenery. Immerse you[..]
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There’s a reason poets such as Wordsworth, Ruskin and Coleridge waxed lyrical about nature, and it’s lying in this corner of northwest England. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Lake District is a jewel in the crown of the British Isles, with dreamy landscapes the order of the day.
Sheer ridges lead up to rugged mountaintops and sloping hills that lead down to dense forests and glistening lakes. And of course, with all this natural beauty comes incredible outdoor adventures. Whether it’s hiking, kayaking, mountain biking or fell running, the Lake District is a playground for the adventurous.
At the end of a day in the mountains, there’s nothing better than coming back to a cosy local pub and settling down in a bright beer garden in the summer, or by a crackling fire in the winter, for some of the best beers and hearty food in the country.
Whilst the weather is clearly the warmest and driest in the summer, this is also the time that England’s most visited national park can seriously fill up with tourists.
Consider heading to the Lakes in the shoulder seasons, from April through to May or September and October, when the weather can still be great (if a little unpredictable).
In the winter, the weather can get pretty cold and wild, and the hills can become tougher to navigate, but if you’re prepared to brave it then a pint in a nice warm pub is the perfect reward.