The highest mountains in England are in the Lake District, and nestled between their heights are 16 sparkling lakes. Originall the lakes were a magnet for walkers, but as facilities for tourists grew around the lakes, visitors now come for all sorts of breaks, including spa treatments, guided tours, water sports, photography and a variety of other interests.
When the sun is shining the lakes may seem as calm as mirrors and reflect the blue of the sky. This is a good time to take a break in Cumbria and the Lake District. Take a walk on the shores of Windermere, or Ullswater, or sail across them in a boat to obtain a 360 degree panoramic view.
The other way of obtaining good views is to climb one of the hills and survey the lakes below from the dizzy height above.
The Lake District continues to be an incredibly popular short break destination; walkers visit all year round, fair-weather walkers and people sightseeing swell the throng during the summer months.
There is plenty of holiday accommodation in the Lake District. B&Bs and hotels are best suited to single night or very short stays. Holiday cottages can be booked for a week or two during school holidays and a minimum of 3 nights for a short break, especially in the low season outside school holidays.
Many cottage owners offer added-value breaks with perhaps free entry to a spa or leisure centre included in the price. Others may provide bicycles, boats, canoes at little or no extra cost.
Log cabin holidays are a growing trend in the UK. People like to stay in these cosy purpose built holiday homes. Wood is relaxing and harmoniously blends in with nature. Find fabulous log cabin holidays in the Lake District.