This post was most recently updated on October 23rd, 2016
“Perhaps to the Lakes!” – With these words, Elizabeth Bennett of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice began her adventure to the Lake District. Her enthusiasm to see the natural beauty of that unique region is still appropriate today. Walk where Wordsworth found his “host of golden daffodils.”
You could easily spend your entire trip to England in the Lake District and depart without disappointment. The natural beauty of the area includes such a lot in such a confined space, from mountains to valleys, lakes to forests.
At the end of each day’s excursion, enjoy some of the finest food England has to offer. Rest in charming Bed and Breakfast hotels and hit the trails again in the morning with a hardy English breakfast in your stomach and the spirit of adventure in your heart.
Romance and history pervade the air of The Lake District and diligent stewardship of the region has preserved it for the enjoyment of visitors today. Experience the England of Romanticism, the verdure that beckoned Samuel Taylor Coleridge and set the scene for many English adventures; visit The Lakes.
Windermere and Ambleside
The charming villages of Windermere and Ambleside cater to a large number of visitors as they take in the nearby lake, Windermere. It is a long, winding lake created in a glacial trough as two gigantic ice mountains gouged a route through the area. A very popular escape, Windermere features miles of beautiful walks, attractive village accommodations and entertainments and varied terrain.
The Windermere Walk which circles the lake, is a significant attraction. This lush, varied route includes shores, elevations and vistas that long haunt the memory. You will not manage the 45 mile path in a day though many walkers do so in four days.