“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau
5 interesting Facts about Lake District National Park
- At 978 meters (3210 feet), Scafell Pike is National Park’s highest of 200 fell tops. It is also one of the 13 peaks given to the National Trust to memorialize the fallen soldiers.
- Out of 16 lakes in the National Park, the deepest lake in England is Wastwater (243 feet), and the longest lake in Windermere (10.5 miles long).
- Officially, Bassenthwaite Lake is the only lake. All of the others are “waters” or “meres.”
- Keswick in Lake District is home to the first pencil. The first pencil was created using a natural resource found at the Seathwaite graphite mine in the 1550s in Keswick, Lake District.
- The rocks in the Lake District present a striking timeline of approximately 500 million years.
3 Reasons Why the Lake District in the UK is So Famous
A Vista to Wide Array of LandscapesThe most desirable aspect of nature is on display in the Lake District’s woodlands, fells (low mountains), freshwater lakes, farmlands, and rich wildlife
A Hub for Outdoor Recreation and AdventureThe largest density of outdoor recreation facilities awaits your wild wandering spirit. The fells can be accessed without any restrictions. It is the cradle of British mountaineering. Wordsworth’s “Guide to the Lakes” portrays the history of leisurely walking.
A Rich Cultural HeritageLocals in the Lake District have helped shape the area’s stunning landscape by farming the land for generations.
Attractions in Lake DistrictIn ‘The Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott writes about the ethereal beauty of the Lake District-
‘So wondrous wild, the whole might seem the scenery of a fairy dream.’Let’s list some of the wealth of attractions the region offers.