|Sunset over Esthwaite March 2014
|Flag Street Hawkshead
The Lake District is the largest National Park in England and renowned for its lakes and tarns. There are 16 lakes in total and over 500 tarns. Windermere is the largest lake at over 10 miles long. There are also numerous streams and spectacular waterfalls.
The Lake District is famous for its mountains and fells including Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England at 3210ft, Helvellyn, The Old Man of Coniston and the Langdale Pikes. The mountains combined with the lakes, tarns, rivers, streams and waterfalls offer some of the most stunning countryside in England and many breathtaking views.
The Lake District is a paradise for those who like the outdoor life, offering opportunites for walking,cycling, fishing,sailing and fell running. There are also many places of interest to visit and things to do; these include visiting Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, exploring Dove Cottage and Grasmere, the home of William Wordsworth, discovering Levens Hall, an historic Elizabethan mansion with topiary gardens, taking a trip on the Eskdale Railway or a cruise on Windermere, and much more besides.
Near Sawrey is on the western side of Lake Windermere, a couple of miles from Hawkshead. Windermere can be accessed via the frequent car and passenger ferry approximately 3 miles from the property. Lowfold is well placed for easy access to the southern lakes, yet is situated in a quiet and peaceful location.
There are numerous activities close by including
- Grizedale Forest – walks, mountain biking and Go Ape
- Langdale Valley - great for walking
- Windermere & Coniston – sailing and boat trips
- Horse riding
- Fishing on Esthwaite
- Hill Top – the home of Beatrix Potter
- The Aquarium and Steam Railway at Lakeside
- Brockhole National Park Centre