Call us what you will but when we happened to stumble upon a list on BuzzFeed.com of the “28 Incredibly Beautiful Places In The U.K. To Visit” as compiled by a member of the BuzzFeed Staff, we weren’t shocked to see a Lake District location in top spot.
The location in question is Whiteless Pike near Crummock Water in the North Western Lake District. But of course our main focus is on a location closer to the theme of this blog and resource, Windermere, in at number 5 (pardon the pun). The other locations in the top 28 are made up of exceptionally stunning places such as The Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands, Monmouthshire in Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Wight to name but a few.
As England’s largest natural lake, Lake Windermere along with its beauty is justifiably in the top 5. With three varied settlements of Lakeside, Bowness and Waterhead from south to north, Lake Windermere is an increasingly popular destination. But its beauty is also down to the miles of beautiful landscape surrounding it making up the whole of the Lake District.
Cumbria juts out of the UK mainland with the Lake District national Park making up a huge chunk of this county. The almost circular boundary of the park is unlike any other and with a low population means the region exudes such plentiful and varied landscapes.
Looking at a map of the Lake District and Windermere acts as the welcome host to this National Park. Being the most southern of all the bodies of water making up the Lake District, Windermere is the most visited and offering the most mount of activities for visitors to do both on and offer the Lake. A trip from Lakeside to Waterhead on one of the Windermere Lake Cruises boats is a necessity surely. Not the fastest mode of transport but what a view from the Lake and a completely different perspective to that on land.
Accommodation around Lake Windermere:
Newby Bridge Hotel is located at the southern tip of Lake Windermere within walking distance of Lakeside Pier. Enjoy peace and tranquillity as well as views down the lake and great value accommodation. Look out for the special dinner, bed and breakfast offers during the year. Visit http://www.newbybridgehotel.co.uk for more details.