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Discover the Lake District with Heart of the Lakes

Looking to explore the Lake District and not sure where to start? Then look no further than the information that we have pulled together for the areas.

Discover Ambleside & Troutbeck - 

Ambleside is a quirky and vibrant hub of activity surrounded by magnificent mountains and situated at the head of Windermere and the foot of the iconic Kirkstone Pass.

You can easily reach many of the famous fells from Ambleside including the Fairfield Horseshoe – a 9-mile circuit and one of the most notable high-top ridges. Once off the fells you can easy hire a rowing boat, hop on a historic steamer or if you prefer two wheels there are plenty of places to hire a bike for some on or off road adventures.

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Discover Keswick & North Lakes

The bustling market town of Keswick situated in the northern Lake District has everything you could wish for and more, to make it the perfect base for a break away.

Offering a year-round calendar of events when the area comes alive in a flurry of festivals celebrating everything from the great outdoors to literature and poetry and not forgetting Jazz! Visitors flock to the area for a variety of outdoor adventures too.

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Discover Bowness & Windermere

Home to England’s longest lake Windermere is centrally located and easy to reach from road, rail and even by bike! Only a mile apart Bowness and Windermere have their own unique identities that complement each other offering it all.

Choose from gentle walks to the top of Orrest Head to an Arts & Craft houses that invites you in to admire its beauty. Pop down to the pier and be spoilt for choice by the range of lake cruises available that can be combined with a trip to the motor museum or the lakeside aquarium.

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Discover Ullswater & Around

Surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the whole of the Lake District National Park, Ullswater and the immediate area is one of the most beautiful places to spend your holiday.  The lake itself runs a serpentine course of 8 miles making it the second largest in the district taking in the mighty vista of Helvellyn and beyond.

Take a cruise on a historic Ullswater ‘Steamer’ that provides stops at various piers around the lake making it easy to combine a walk with a sail to see even more of the natural surroundings

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Discover Grasmere & Rydal

Grasmere and Rydal are undoubtedly two of the most popular and prettiest villages in the Lake District National Park.

Steeped in a deep literary history with poet William Wordsworth connected to both, you can easily see for yourself how the area has been an inspiration for hundreds of years and will continue to be for many more to come.

Visit galleries, museums and independent shops bursting with creativity to satisfy the most cultural of taste buds.

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Discover the Langdale Valley

The stunning and untouched Langdale Valley is a walker’s paradise with some of the most spectacular and iconic routes in the UK.

Cradled in a distinctive horseshoe you can tackle the mighty Landale Pikes, Crinkle Crags and not forgetting the magical Pike O Blisco.

The National Trust has several properties in the valley from historic farms with Herdwick sheep grazing the land to a bustling pub where the whole family are welcome to visit, eat and enjoy the atmosphere amongst friends.

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Discover Hawkshead & Coniston

Hawkshead has flourished from its beginnings as a Medieval market town. With its cobbled streets, squares and courtyards surrounded by beautiful whitewashed cottages, topped with local Lakeland slate, there is a timeless feel the village.

Explore the warren of narrow passageways with interesting names such as Leather, Rag and Putty Street (now Wordsworth Street) and at every turn you can take in interesting architectural features – jettied frontages, external stairways, truncated corners and an old spinning gallery or two.

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