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Lake District Guide


Cumbria’s Lake District National Park is unique in England. Whereas much of the country is of low rolling hills, Cumbria’s bones were forged by an altogether more powerful and dramatic hand.

Volcano, earthquake, flood and ice, along with mans intervention has created one of the most beautiful and ancient landscapes on earth, with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes, all here to be explored, remembered and revisited.

Lakes and Mountains


When I first came to the Lake District some 25 years ago as a visitor from London, I was awestruck by the diversity of the natural landscape. The reason for this first visit was to shoot a car advertisement, as in those days I was a professional advertising photographer in London. The experience left me wanting to see more where eventually after many holidays, Clare and mtself upped sticks, and changed career, all to come and live in this most beautiful corner of England.

Twenty years on and we have seen a landscape lovingly preserved by the National Park Authority and the many voluntary organisations, all who devote their time to this special area. Along with this I have seen our towns and villages grow in diversity. From food to fashion, arts and culture, Cumbria has flourished, meeting both the needs of our visitors and it's local population, offering excellence in attractions, arts and entertainment, along with a great shopping and dining experience.


 Towns and Villages


With such diversity; landscape, history, activities and entertainment, I thought it would be a helpfull to publish a guide. Here you will find information and lots of images about our towns, villages, lakes and mountains, along with links to attractions, shopping and dining out. Along with this the wider Internet has pages of information on this area, not suprising as there is so much to describe. Our guide pages and property pages have lots of links to these external sources of information so do make use to enhance your holiday.


Walks and Days Out


Now all you need do is explore our guide and get some good ideas for your stay in one of our Lake District Cottages and Experience The Difference.



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