Derwentwater

Derwentwater

Loweswater

Loweswater

Ullswater

Ullswater

Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake

Welcome to the North Lakes, part of the Lake District National Park

A wonderful place to be.......

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Climbing

....climbing

Sailing

....sailing

Fellwalking

....fellwalking

Biking

....biking



The North Lakes area The Northern region of the English Lake District National Park is not only an area of outstanding natural beauty. With lakes, mountains, delightful small towns, villages and hamlets set amongst magnificent landscape this is somewhere to escape from the pressures of modern living. Visitors to this area come for may different reasons, some simply enjoy looking at the scenery, some will paint or use camaras to capture the views, while others will walk the valleys and climb the fells. Cycling is a popular activity here, either on the roads or "mountain biking" on lanes, bridleways and specially created tracks. Open water swimming, kayaking and sailing takes place on some of the lakes, and some of the fells provide perfect "launch platforms" for those who like to paraglide over the valleys and lower fells.

Those interested in knowing more facts and figures about the Lake District National Park should see this Wikipedia entry.

The normally accepted boundary between the North and South areas of the Lake District is a line through Dunmail Raise. This is the pass which connects the Vale of Grasmere in the South to the Thirlmere valley in the North. This is the only low level route between North and South Lakes, reaching only 238 metres above sea level, and is the route for the A591 Keswick to Kendal road. The "Raise" is a stone cairn which is at the top of the pass, now on the reservation between the dual carriageways of the A591. This is the dividing line used for the content of this website.