Quick Guide to the Lake District

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The Lake District in a nutshell - the following paragraph provide a brief summary of the Lake District to allow you to sample the essence of the Lake District and plan your next visit or holiday.

Visit Dove Cottage (but not in high season), Wordworths home in Grasmere. Gaze across Tarn Hows towards the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and the Langdale Pikes. Steam along the scenic Haverthwaite-Lakeside Railway followed by a leisurely cruise on Winderemere. Negotiate the twists and turns (and the 1 in 3/33% gradient) of the spectacular Hardknott Pass. Walk around Buttermere and enjoy stunning views in all directions, then continue to the impressive waterfall of Scale Force. Discover The Sheep and Wool Centre at Cockermouth, then go on to mingle with the mountain climbers ad country walkers in the town.

A Quick Lake District Overview
The Lake District is Britain’s premier scenic area. The Lakes, fells and mountains were shaped by melting and bursting rocks in the unimaginable heat of millions of years ago, slaked by the sea, smothered in dust-storms and sculpted by deluge and glacier.

There are three scenic types: in the south the softer tree-clad landscape of the Silurian slates; in the North the angular landscape formed from the shales of ancient sedimentary Skiddaw slates, in the centre, the craggy heights of Borrowdale volcanic series. The enclosure of the open fells... with dry stone walls, creating a pattern of fields, took place 1750-1850.

No rural area is richer in literary associations Wordsworth; Colerididge; Ruskin; Beatrix Potter; Arthur Ransome and Melvyn Bragg have all made their homes here and...