The Lake District is one of the most beautiful parts of England and boasts stunning scenery, picturesque fells, steep waterfalls and dramatic mountains.
Seven of the most scenic places to visit in the Lakes include:
1.Aira Force, Ullswater
1.Aira Force is surrounded by stunning scenery and this is probably the most beautiful waterfall in the Lake District. There are plenty of places around the falls where visitors can enjoy a picnic, and this is a great place to spend a day if you want to walk in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, who wrote the famous poem, ´Daffodils´ after walking along this route.
2.Tarn Hows, near Coniston and Hawkshead
Tarn Hows lies between the quaint villages of Coniston and Hawkshead. This beauty spot is surrounded by thick, enchanting woodland and is overlooked by the dramatic Langdale Pikes and the imposing Helvellyn. Famous childrens´ author, Beatrix Potter bought Tarn Hows in 1929, before selling it onto the National Trust. Visit outside the main summer season to enjoy a haven of tranquility and peace.
3.Loughrigg Tarn, north of Windermere
Loughrigg Tarn is a natural lake just north of Windermere and just north of the village of Skelwith Bridge at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. Loughrigg Tarn is a fantastic spot for walking and picknicking, and is undoubtedly one of the Lake District’s hidden treasures. It offers tremendous views of miles of rolling fells, across to the rugged beauty of the Langdale Pikes. The calm tarn boasts clear blue water, which during the Summer months is adorned with colourful water lilies.
4.Catbells and Ashness Bridge
Catbells and Ashness Bridge offer stunning views down to Derwentwater, and Catbells is a popular walk for families. The route is not too difficult and the stunning views from the top make it all worthwhile. Autumn is a great time to visit when the trees surrounding Derwentwater turn to gold. If you are not feeling too energetic, pack your picnic and head up to Ashness Bridge in the car.
5.Gummer´s How, near Windermere
If you want to enjoy stunning sun sets over Windermere, there is no better place to visit for a picnic than Gummer´s How. Visit in the day time and you can enjoy stunning views which sweep north across Windermere. Particularly beautiful in Autumn when the trees are changing colour, this is a fabulous part of the Lake District to photograph, so don´t forget your camera.
6.Birdoswald Roman Fort
Birdoswald is situated towards the western end of Hadrian´s Wall, and is considered to be one of the most picturesque settings along the entire 73 miles of Hadrian´s Wall. The Roman fort stands high above the River Irthing and can be seen from miles around.
7.High Dam Tarn, Finsthwaite
High Dam Tarn is a typically stunning Lake District beauty spot. This place was once described by Alfred Wainwright, walker and writer of Lake District guides as ´a much nicer place than the over-populated Tarn Hows´, although both spots are quite beautiful. Views from Finsthwaite are amazing, from Lakeside and Newby Bridge to Gummer´s How and High Dam Tarn. The tarn was once used to turn the water wheels at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.
Make the most of your stay and book into a Windermere spa hotel or boutique hotel in Windermere, and make this the base for your adventures.