The Lake District – A destination for weekend breaks in UK

The Lake District also known as The Lakes, is a glorious mountainous region in North West England. It is a well popular holiday destination; its popularity is not only for its fascinating lakes, forests and mountains but also for its connection with the early 19th century poetry. During 19th century, the renowned poets like William Wordsworth and Gray described beauty of Lake District in their poems. One fact cannot be denied that a visitor who is prepared to walk around here finds this unsuspected paradise the most beautiful and peaceful place.

The youngest Lake District rock is almost 440 million years old and it forms a gentler landscape that surrounds Windermere. The Lake is basically the product of Ice Age that gave rise to U-shaped valleys when countless glaciers advanced and retreated. Thus it further formed the deep incised lake beds.

Ambleside, The Lake District

Ambleside is a small beautiful town and it is located at the northern end of Lake Windermere. It is very popular among tourists and hikers. There are many shops in this town and from these shops you can buy all sort of stuff like boots, emergency raingear and sleeping bags etc. In addition, hotels and cottages in Windermere are comfy and available on reasonable rates.


Angle Tarn, The Lake District

Description about Lake District is incomplete without mentioning Angle Tarn that is considered to be the loveliest of all Lakeland tarns because it has something more than its wilderness, isolation and scenic magnificence common to most lakes. Its shoreline is deeply indented which gives it a very individual beauty and two small islands standing far out water that is filled with trout and make the scenery around it perfectly.

From the upper side the peaks are called Angletarn Pikes and the nearby view from here is very splendid. This area is basically the part of the Martindale deer forest and herds of red deer sometimes can be seen watering at the tarn. For accommodation you can easily find holiday cottages in the Lake District.

Angle Tarn

There are many routs to the lake and one the prettiest is from dale Head Farm in Bannerdale.

How do you get to Angle Tarn, The Lake District

Patterdale is on A592 that is ½ mile from the southern end of Ullswater. Bannerdale can be accessed by following the minor road from Pooley Bridge (on the B5320 at the northern end of Ullswater) to Howtown. Beyond the top of the col, or house the road drops steeply to House Farm. From here the left turn leads to Dale Head Farm besides Bannerdale Beck.

Aira Force, The Lake District

The waterfall is one of the Lake District most romantic places where a shining silver stream of water stumbling some 70ft between luminous, precipitous wall of rock. Aira Beck that raises high in the wilderness of Matterdale Common, marks its last sensational gesture before falling into Ullswater.

A gate from car park and the foot of Aira Beck leads into a field, and from the right of the field a stile leads into the woods and over a foot-bridge across the beck. The path trails the beck up through the woods that are a charming a mixture of oak, alder, willow and beech.

Nature waterfall Aira Force

Aira Force and A Love Story

Aira Force is said to be the scene of a tragedy of love. Emma, its heroine would live in the nearby Lyulph Toer, and love a knight called Sir Eglamore. One day he left her for some reason and in despair she took to sleep-walking alongside Aira Force. It was the place where they had first encounter. One night Sir Eglamore came back and found Emma at the waterfall; but when he called her name she got up suddenly and fell to her death in the bubbling waters. The grieving knight became a recluse, and spent rest of his life at the same spot where she had died.
The Aira Force car park is just near shore of Ullswater that is a few yards north of the A592 and A5091 junction.

Aira Force waterfall

Borrowdale & Buttermere Valleys, The Lake District

Edged in by wooded fells, flat fields and sharp granite peaks, and scattered with the kind of far-flung farmhouses and solid cottages that beautify many a Lakeland postcard, the valleys of Borrowdale and Buttermere are several peopl idea of the typical Lake District countryside. These twin valleys are immensely popular among walkers and hikers, with a lot of walking tracks and easy access to some of the district highest peaks.

Borrowdale is spread over 6 miles from the western brink of Derwent Water to Honister Pass. Buttermere is spread to northwest from Honister Pass along the coasts of Buttermere Lake and Crummock Water to Cockermouth.

Borrowdale & Buttermere Valleys

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