Lake District, England

The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests and mountains but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.the other and the other Lake Poets.

The Lake Land is England’s largest National Park which includes Scafell Pike – its highest mountain, Wastwater – its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England at 978 metres.

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The summit was donated to the National Trust in 1919 by Lord Leconfield in memory of the men of the Lake District “who fell for God and King, for freedom, peace and right in the Great War (W.W.)”.

Wastwater is located in Wasdale, a valley in the western part of the Lake District National Park. The lake is approximately 4.6 kilometres long and 600 metres wide. It is the deepest lake in England at 79 metres and is owned by the National Trust.File:Wast water.jpeg

It is one of the finest examples of a glacially ‘over-deepened’ valley. The surface of the lake is about 60 metres above sea level, while its bottom is over 15 metres below sea level.

Keswick is a market town and civil parish within the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. It had a population of 4,984. The majority of Keswick’s businesses are tourism related, providing accommodation and facilities for the tens of thousands of people visiting the area each year.

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The Moot Hall lies in the centre of Keswick and acts as the focal point for the Saturday Market on the Market Square.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria. Due its position on the banks of Windermere the town has become a tourist honeypot. Although their mutual growth has caused them to become one large settlement, the town is distinct from the town of Windermere as the two still have distinguishable town centres.

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