Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park Location

Lake District National Park Location

The Lake District is one of England’s most beautiful corners where green dales merge with stark, rocky mountains – England’s highest mountain peaks Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, are here, and the lakes (or meres to give them their correct term) for which is famed. Ullswater, Grasmere, Derwent Water, Coniston Water and Windermere (the only actual lake in the area) are considered the most beautiful stretches of water in the Lake District.

There are 3,500 kilometres of public rights of way throughout the park, perfect for walking and cycling. You can get out on the water (there are 16 lakes and numerous tarns to choose from) under your own steam in a canoe, kayak or dingy or enjoy a less strenuous pleasure cruise on Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston or Derwentwater.

The National Park also includes 26 miles of coast line (Seascale to Millom) – perfect for launching a small boat or windsurf or to enjoy a spot of sea fishing.

The two main bases for the Lakes are Keswick in the north and Windermere and Bowness in the south. It’s in these areas you will find the Club’s beautiful campsites.

The Lake District is the birthplace of mountaineering and the national park has the highest concentration of outdoor activity centres in the UK. It too has inspired writers and artists over the centuries, including the likes of Beatrix Potter, Turner, Coleridge and Wordsworth to name a few.

Camping in Lake District National Park