Introduction to the Lake District
With 850 square miles of protected parklands and woodlands. Britain’s first, and largest National Park. 18 different lakes, Waters and Tarns. 8 million visitors a year. The facts may speak for themselves, but they can do little to convey the eternal beauty of the Lake District. Timeless, diverse and never short of captivating, the Lake District is made up of distinct areas each with their own charm and character. From hidden gems to well known places, there’s always more to explore in the Lake District.