About the National Park
The Lake District National Park is in the northwest corner of England in the county of Cumbria. It is the largest National Park in England and the second largest of all National Parks in Britain. We’ve mountains, valleys, villages, towns, coastline and of course lakes!
Nearly 16 million people visit the the National Park each year. With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around the beautiful Lake District countryside to your heart’s content. And of course you can also get on the water of our lakes and coastline.
The National Trust in the Lake District
The National Trust has cared for the iconic mountains, fells, and farms of the Lake District for over 100 years. Each valley has a unique character – whether remote or bustling – there’s something to inspire every nature lover, adrenalin seeker, literary maestro or archaeology buff…
You’ll discover fine varied walking country around Lake Windermere, at the heart of the Lake District. Hire a boat and take to the lake itself, or use the network of footpaths to reach the best high-level views. There are lots of options for places to visit, including Ambleside Roman Fort and Troutbeck Park, which was once owned by Beatrix Potter.
Outdoor Adventure in the Lake District & Cumbria
Cumbria’s Lake District is known as ‘The Adventure Capital of the UK’. It is a well deserved accolade.
In Cumbria are found of some of the world’s finest and most respected adventure sportsmen and women, activity experts and providers, festivals and events. Yet anyone of any budget, age or ability can enjoy the beauty and invigoration of the area and can take part in some form of activity. On lake, river and sea, in the air, on foot, wheels and horseback, over the mountains and in the valleys.
Welcome to Lakeland and beyond. To share is to enjoy – and we invite you to share in the activities opportunities of our, and yours, own unique and beautiful Cumbria with us.