Self Guided Walking Holidays
in The Lake District
This breath-taking and awe inspiring region of Cumbria, North –East England has been millennia in its making, and its untamed wildness has been the inspiration of many of Britain’s great Romantic and modern poets and artists. William Wordsworth once described the Lake District as ‘a sort of national property, in which every man has a right and an interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy’. Eloquence which can only be matched by visiting this area for yourself to fully appreciate it.
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The Lake Districts craggy heights or fells and pikes rise majestically above small sheep farming communities, towns and villages which nestle in this harsh but verdant landscape interspersed with its famous dry stone walls enclosing the fields and their inhabitants. Whilst the meres and waters play host to a myriad of sports and recreational pastimes throughout the year.
Indigenous species of flower and fauna abound within the whole Lake District, and the area is a nature lover’s paradise with the opportunity to spend your days with your binoculars watching ospreys, red kites, buzzards and peregrines swooping and wheeling in the cloudless skies above the clear, glass like waters below. If you are one of the truly lucky ones, you may well chance a glimpse of England’s only golden eagle, one of a mating pair introduced to the area in 2000, although unfortunately now only the male remains.
The Lake District can be defined by eight fell regions or territories, with many of the greatest and most challenging terrains in the UK located within this area, giving you many options to walk the designated trails and paths across, round and through the Lake District National Path, such as Wainwrights Coast to Coast, with its stopover in Grasmere - home of one of England’s greatest poets, William Wordsworth, or The Dales Way, which ends its journey at the iconic Lake Windermere. We can almost guarantee that once you visited this area once, you will definitely be looking to return to walk again in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt havens England has to offer to walk.