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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.
Grasmere in Cumbria

On the trail of William Wordsworth

Following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, Lawrence Alexander explores the poet’s beloved Grasmere and other Lake District haunts

The Best British Places to Visit in September

As Summer slowly merges into Autumn, parts of the British countryside come alive with colour. Here are a few places that we think are particularly spectacular in the autumn Keswick, Lake District Nestled within the…

The Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere

Win a luxury foodie trip to the Lake District

Win a two-night gourmet stay at a luxury spa hotel in the beautiful Lake District

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.

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