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View down over Windermere from Loughrigg Fell - Cumbria, England by High Peak and Lowland

Lakedistrict wanderthewood: View down over Windermere from Loughrigg Fell - Cumbria, England by High Peak and Lowland

Great Langdale in the Lake District, England

Top 10: what to do in the Lake District

An expert guide to 10 of the best attractions and things to do in the Lake District including climbing Helvellyn, visiting Wordsworth’s house at Grasmere and cruising on Lake Windermere

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popular Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, has its share of secluded bays and beaches from which to enjoy a dip. Or hire a boat, fish for trout, dive, sail, canoe, catch the steamer or simply skim a pebble.

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popul

Dr. Mannings Yard, one of the secret treasures you find walking down the main street,Kendal, Cumbria, England, UK

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Sizergh Castle and Gardens, near Kendal. A National Trust property

Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens, situated around four miles south of the town of Kendal, is now owned by the National Trust, although a member of the Strickland family, who have been in possesion of the house since still occupies their ancestral home

Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria

Sizergh Castle is a National Trust castle in Cumbria, just south of Kendal