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The Lake District

You would be excused for thinking that Cumbria’s Lake District has one look and feel but, shaped by nature and in some cases by man, the Lake District has some delightfully hidden and widely ranging landscape.
It’s not surprising that this wonderful combination of rugged landscape and gentle woodlands has inspired poets, writers and ramblers alike.

Where to have a Swallows and Amazons adventure

A new film version of Swallows and Amazons brings the rural way of life back to the big screen. Here we check out the beautiful locations used in the movie.

Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter

In photos: Beatrix Potter’s Lake District

To mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, we take a look at the lovely Lake District landscape she fell in love with and inspired her stories.

Hipping Hall, Cumbria. Credit: STEVE BARBER

Escape to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

Cumbrian retreat Hipping Hall combines contemporary luxury with period charm to deliver the finest in rural relaxation, alongside a three AA Rosette restaurant, in an enviable location between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Hire your own private historic stately home

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a castle or a stately home? Some 22,000 people in Britain list their homes on Airbnb but did you know that it’s possible to stay in a range of historic…

Landscape Photographer of the Year: the winners

From chalk cliffs to misty lochs, we share some of the most beautiful photographs from this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition…

Kirkstone Pass in The Lake District

The Lake District and Beatrix Potter country

The Lake District continues to charm visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque pubs and award-winning attractions. Here is our pick of the Lakes’ hidden gems.

The Mighty Fells: Britain’s highest peaks

Many have taken on the demanding Three Peaks Challenge – walking to the top of Britain’s highest peaks.

Lake District - Wasdale

The Lake District: an insider’s guide

The inspiration Wordsworth and home to children’s author Beatrix Potter, the Lake District continues to charm visitors with its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque pubs and award-winning attractions

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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.

Derek Forss photography courses

Britain photographer Derek Forss will be running his popular photography courses throughout 2010. So if you fancy capturing some of Britain’s best landscapes, from the Lake District to the Yorkshire Dales, book your place now…

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