10 beautiful photos of the Lake District

Derwent Water, the Lake District. Credit: Matthew Dixon
Derwent Water, the Lake District. Credit: Matthew Dixon

What could be more romantic than an escape to the Lake District, the place that inspired both Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter? Here are some gorgeous images to inspire you.

Derwent Water, the Lake District. Credit: Matthew Dixon/Shutterstock
Derwentwater. Credit: Matthew Dixon/Shutterstock

At 885 square miles, the Lake District is England’s largest national park. Where better to wander lonely as a cloud, stride across hills, mess about in a boat, cycle the trails or simply relax and soak up the views?

There is an incredible variety of camera-ready scenery here, from rugged hillsides and woodlands rich in Atlantic mosses, ferns and lichen, to glassy lakes and fells where ravens and birds of prey are a common sight.

Still not convinced? Well let these beautiful photos twist your arm…

Buttermere, Lake District. Credit: Mike Charles/Shutterstock
Buttermere with view of High Shockrigg Fell. Credit: Mike Charles/Shutterstock
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Lake District
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere
Arten Gill Viaduct, on the Settle to Carlisle railway. Credit: VisitBritain/Lee Beel
Arten Gill Viaduct, on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Credit: VisitBritain/Lee Beel
Lindeth Howe, the Lake District, former home of Beatrix Potter
Lindeth Howe Hotel, the former home of Beatrix Potter
Keswick Boat House, Cumbrian Cottages, the Lake District
Keswick Boat House is looked after by Cumbrian Cottages and overlooks Derwentwater
Keswick launch boat on Derwent Water, the Lake District. credit: Jon Boyes/incamerastock/Corbis
Keswick Launch boat on Derwentwater. Credit: Jon Boyes/incamerastock/Corbis
View across Lake Windermere the Lake District. Credit: Rod Edwards/VisitBritain
Looking out across Lake Windermere. Credit: Rod Edwards/VisitBritain
View from Castle Crag, Borrodale, the Lake District. Credit: VisitBritain/Britain on View
View from Castle Crag, Borrodale. Credit: VisitBritain/Britain on View
Acorn Bank, the Lake District. Credit: Clive Borsnell/National Trust Images
Acorn Bank. Credit: Clive Borsnell/National Trust Images

For our full feature on Lake District hideaways see the July/August 2015 issue of BRITAIN.

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