The Lake District

The Lake District has Windermere at its heart and Adam Place Guest House is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring.

Windermere Lake taken from Loughrigg Fell. Looking down on the North end of the Lake at Waterhead.

Windermere Lake taken from Loughrigg Fell.

The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes, and, often as Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes and its mountains (or fells) but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.

The majority of the area was designated as the Lake District National Park in 1951. It is the largest of the thirteen National Parks in England and Wales, and the second largest in the UK (after the Cairngorms).

It lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria, shared historically by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England.