Discover Lakes and Dales by Steam
A mountainous region in the North West, the Lake District National Park boasts breath-taking lakes, soaring mountains, picturesque valleys and even a sandy coastline! Not just home to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, it also has the deepest and largest natural lakes.
This dramatic, unspoilt countryside with its cavernous lakes also became the inspiration for poets and writers in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was here that the poet William Wordsworth, inspired by the daffodils on the shores of Ullswater, wrote the poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”. The children’s author Beatrix Potter used the magic of the Lake District for the setting of many of her Peter Rabbit books. With its spectacular scenery, wildlife, history and links to literature, if you’re considering a UK break this year, the Lake District should be right at the top.