Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Hiking and Holidaying in the Lake District


Hikers and fell walkers are always on the look-out for new adventures and one of the top UK walking destinations to explore is The Lake District. The Lake District provides some inspiring panoramic scenery, with incredible walking routes. 

However, the weather can be a bit changeable throughout the year, so if you're going to visit it's worth making sure you find some equally inspiring accommodation to make the most of this tranquil part of Britain.
There are many campsites and caravan parks, hotels, bed & breakfasts and self catering holiday cottages in the Lake District which all offer a relaxed holiday experience.

Walks and Hikes in The Lake District
The Lake District is has a wide range of beautiful walks and the Lakeland region is popular with both experienced fell walkers, hikers, ramblers and also families and those wishing to simply enjoy a relaxed stroll amid the countryside.

Tourists in The Lake District will have a most rewarding experience when exploring the rolling countryside taking in the beautiful panoramic views of the lakes.

For families, there are some fun family outings to be had in the Catbells area by Derwent Water. The views are of the surrounding Keswick fells are some of the finest in the Lakeland area.

For a slightly more invigorating walk, the walking route across Loughrigg Fell (which lies between Grasmere and Ambleside), is without doubt one of the most idyllic parts of the Lake District and should be high on the list for any hikers or walkers.

Probably one of the more renowned features of the Lake District is Scafell Pike. Scafell Pike stands proud as England's highest point. It rises up to 978m (3209ft) above sea level and can be seen for miles around the Lake District.

Scafell is a popular hiking destination for the more experienced, and fit walkers. The surrounding area offers up some of the more taxing but equally beautiful walks, not ideally suitable a casual walk! But for those who make the climb, the views and rural circumspection is something to capture on camera.

A large number of tourists who holiday in the Lakes, just a simple walk along the lower lying fells is enough to satisfy the appetite for views and the wonder of the areas natural habitat. For these less adventurous walkers, there are some quiet routes with extremely tranquil and panoramic views around the north side of Skiddaw, and also the fells around Shap.

All these routes are without exception beautiful, but as is so often the case, with beauty there can also be danger. Fell walking and hiking in the Lake District can be more taxing than your average British ramble.
Walkers in the area should prepare and be aware of how quickly the weather conditions can change on the hills and in the valleys. 

Bad weather can often 'close in' and conditions deteriorate very quickly, especially in winter months. Even spring and autumn the weather can be unpredictable in the Lake District (as with the rest of Britain) so inexperienced walkers are advised to check local tourist information alerts, weather alerts (such as the Met Office) or consult tour guides when heading out for some of the longer more exposed routes.

This truly beautiful part of England is ideal for a UK holiday or even a weekend break. There are plenty of places to stay and explore such as: Ambleside, Keswick, Bassenthwaite, Borrowdale, Braithwaite, Caldbeck, Vale of Lorton and whether you choose Lake District cottages, Lakeland hotels, bed & breakfasts or even just camp sites, the views from much of the holiday accommodation can inspire walkers to get out there and provide a comfortable and relaxing experience to return home to after a day of exploring the Lakes and surrounding majestic countryside.

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  1. The colors of the foliage, the light as it dances over the partly harvested fields, trailers for rent

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