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Stories and Tips Lake District

Our Day in Hawkshead

Written by Sonia3 on 31 Aug, 2009

We recently took a family holiday to the Lake District and one of the things that we really wanted to do was visit Beatrix Potter's house at Hill Top. I picked up a leaflet about the attraction and had my national trust guide book on…Read More

My Week in Ambleside

Written by Sonia3 on 28 Aug, 2009

Earlier this year my family decided to take a much needed break to the Lake District. I had very litttle to do with the planning of this holiday, all I had to do was arrive home the day before ready for my dad to drive…Read More

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Things to do around Ambleside when it rains

Written by jaybroek on 19 Jan, 2006

Plans for a (mildly) strenuous assault on a (reasonably) high fell should not have survived the first tentative peak through the curtains. The August rain was of the ‘lashing’ variety and any shred of stoical English forbearance in the light of adversity was sorely tested.…Read More

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Windermere to Borrowdale

Written by katie11201 on 12 May, 2004

On the train from York to Windermere, our first stop in the Lake District, we met two nice Australian girls. That evening, the five of us walked into town and had a few pints at a pub called 'Hole Int Wall', where Dickens is said to have written a few…Read More

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A Lake District Summary

Written by stew070581 on 01 Aug, 2003

The Lake District is a designated national park area within the county of Cumbria, in northwest England. Its name comes from the abundance of lakes and smaller waters set against a backdrop of fells and rugged craggy mountains. Most visitors enter the park…Read More

Bowness on Windermere

Written by fizzytom on 27 Jun, 2003

Bowness is a pretty lakeside tourist town situated halfway along the 12 mile length of Lake Windermere. The town itself is very old but became more visited due to the popularity of the Lakeland poets, most notably Wordsworth. The town became even more popular with…Read More


Written by fizzytom on 27 Jun, 2003

Known simply as "Grange" by the locals, this town is the southern gateway to the Lake District. A once fashionable resort for holidaying Victorians and Edwardians, Grange has lost none of its understated charm, reflected in the high quality of it's hotels, traffic-free promenade alongside…Read More


Written by fizzytom on 26 Jun, 2003

Caldbeck is situated in what is known as the "Northern Fells". I read once that it's exactly between Keswick, Carlisle, Cockermouth, and Penrith. . . to make it easier, I'd say it's about 30 minutes south of Carlisle by car. Caldbeck's biggest claim to fame is…Read More

Gyhll Scrambling

Written by Kringle13 on 17 Jan, 2006

Gyhll Scrambling, otherwise known as waterfall climbing, was the highlight of my time in the Lake District. The outfitters in Ambleside and surrounding towns drive you through the beautiful countryside to a gorgeous multilayer waterfall. After being given hardhats and a climbing harness, you are…Read More

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mountain hiking

Written by Kringle13 on 17 Jan, 2006

Hiking through the hills of the Lake District is fantastic. You can go on short hikes through flat lands alongside rivers and lakes or go up into the steeper hills and get breathtaking views of the landscape from the top. You can climb up to…Read More

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