The Lake District
We’re so pleased that the Lake District has recently been designated a World Heritage Site in UNESCO’s latest worldwide list. As visitors to the area already know, The Lake District is an area of superlatives that, once seen, you won’t forget in a lifetime! Home to England’s longest lake (Windermere at 10 miles long), the deepest lake (Wastwater, holder of the title “Britain’s Favourite View” and 258 feet deep at its deepest point), the steepest road (the Hardknott Pass at 1 in 2.5 in places) and the highest mountain (Scafell Pike at 977m, or 3,210 feet).
An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits: Walking, climbing, touring, sailing & boating, cycling, fishing and there are even a host of quality golf courses throughout the area.
Close by is Hadrian’s Wall, the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain, and running from the west of Carlisle across Cumbria to Newcastle in the north east.