Discover the secret Lake District in the May-June 2011 issue


From Shakespeare to the Lake Poets, the beauty of the Lake District has inspired writers and artists throughout history, and it’s not hard to see why.

In the May-June issue of Britain we uncover the hidden gems of England’s largest National Park.

The Lake District
There are some areas of the UK that – once visited – you will want to revisit time and time again. The Lake District is one of them and it was a joy to include this amazing pocket of the country in my first issue as Editor of BRITAIN magazine.

We explore areas that are often undiscovered even by those who have visited before. Yes, there really are some hidden gems in this stunning part of Britain – England’s largest National Park.

Explore Ennerdale Water, the westernmost lake, which has benefited rather than suffered from its relative isolation from the more touristy parts of the Lakes. Owned by the Wild Ennerdale partnership, which aims to retain its wild and natural feel, it is one of the most enigmatic of the lakes.

Nearby Wast Water has a similarly mysterious air, and is only slightly more frequently visited. It is the deepest of all the lakes, and is completely encircled by rocky scree slopes and mountainous summits, often topped off with sprinklings of snow. For a Lake District experience that feels like discovering your very own hidden treasure, the combination of these two lakes is unbeatable.

Download the May-June 2011 digital edition featuring the full Lake District feature here