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How many Lakes are there in the Lake District?

Date: 24th April 2012

How many Lakes are there in the Lake District?

How many lakes are there in the Lake District? it is actually a trick question. Most people will answer 16 but infact there is only one real lake which is:

Bassenthwaite - 4 miles long, 3/4 mile wide and only 70ft deep. The most northerly of all the lakes and very popular with sailing boats. Also the lake has a very rare breed of fish called Vendace which are only found here and in Derwentwater. Lakeside Lodge is only a stones throw from the lakeshore.

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Scenic drives through the Lake District in Cumbria

Date: 13th March 2012

Scenic drives through the Lake District in Cumbria

Cumbria is a beautiful county in Britain, and the best way to see it is by car, bicycle, or on foot. There are stunning vistas at every bend in the road. A perfect visit will be one of discovery, tossing the map aside. Each morning will bring something new, from a visit to Muncaster Castle to the stone circle atop Castlerigg.

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Scenic drive over Kirkstone Pass from Windermere to Ullswater.

Date: 30th January 2012

Scenic drive over Kirkstone Pass from Windermere to Ullswater.

This weekend was perfect for a drive over Kirkstone Pass from the Windermere side. Bright blue skies, snow topped peaks... the photos speak for themselves.

From the outskirts of Windermere you can take the A592 which goes through Troutbeck and climbs towards the top of Kirkstone Pass which at 454 metres (1490 feet) is the highest pass in the Lake District. From the summit its worthwhile parking up to take in the fantastic mountain scenary, with Red Screes above you, and Wansfell to the South.

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Great North Swim

Date: 9th January 2012

Great North Swim

The British Gas Great North Swim is the UK's biggest outdoor swimming event, and will again take place at The Low Wood Hotel on Lake Windermere from 22nd to 24th June 2012. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long and stretches from Newby Bridge in the South up to Waterhead, Ambleside in the North.

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Tea Party with Peter Rabbit

Date: 9th January 2012

Tea Party with Peter Rabbit

If you have booked one of our self catering cottages or apartments for February half-term why not take the family along to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere on Thursday 16th February and enjoy a tea party lunch with Peter Rabbit. The party starts at 1pm and includes a lunch of sandwiches, crisps and cakes, a special guest of honour who will read The Tales of Peter Rabbit, and entry into the main attraction. Adults £10, children £7.50 booking is essential. To book please telephone 0844 504 1233.

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Disabled Access To The Lake District

Date: 23rd September 2011

The Lake District is Britain's largest and most visited National Park, and offers a variety of outdoor activities, as well as various literary and artistic associations. Of course, the biggest attraction is the spectacular scenery and most of the larger and well-known lakes, including Ullswater and Windermere, are accessible to any visitor and offer a wide range of facilities.

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Culture In The Lake District - Home Of Wordsworth And Beatrix Potter

Date: 23rd September 2011

Culture In The Lake District - Home Of Wordsworth And Beatrix Potter

The Lake District in Cumbria has always attracted writers and artists. If you are interested in culture in the Lake District, the former homes of some of the writers who lived here are open to visitors. The beautiful landscape with its lakes and hills has inspired many popular poets, artists and writers, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

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