The Lake District National Park in England recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s not only beautiful lakes here but also rolling hills and stunning peaks. It’s England’s largest national park and includes its highest mountain and deepest lake. Walk, run, cycle, watch wildlife, kayak, swim, or even catch a boat — there’s endless ways to enjoy the outdoors with the Lake District’s 16 lakes and 3,105 kilometers of walking and hiking trails. It’s a destination you can go back again and again and never have the same experience twice.
Charming towns like Keswick, Ambleside, and Bowness-on-Windermere make for quaint home bases while exploring the Lake District National Park. Whether you want a luxurious or rustic accommodation, there is really something for everyone with camping sites, cabins, hostels, glamping spots, bed and breakfasts, cottages, and country house hotels.
The beauty and serenity of the Lake District has influenced many famous writers from Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, to English Romantic poet William Wordsworth, who wrote the poem “Daffodils” about this corner of the world. Explore where these writers found inspiration, and maybe a trip to the Lake District National Park will spark your own creative juices.
If you need more convincing to visit the Lake District National Park in England, here’s 10 photos from my last trip there in January 2017.
I’m just over here dreaming of when I can go back to England’s Lake District — one of my favorite places in the world.
Want to read more about the Lake District National Park? Check out my thoughts after my first visit.