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Horse riding in the Lake District

One of the UK’s great Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the Lake District. Picture postcard village, expanses of beautiful waters and a tranquillity you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. As this is also one of the most popular areas of the UK to take a holiday, eco-awareness is also very important here, as the authorities want the clean, crisp air to

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Centerparcs in the Lake District

Without a doubt, Centerparcs is one of the best known holiday companies in Europe, and with many parks to choose from throughout the UK you can enjoy a holiday that is as peaceful and relaxing or as active as you want it. The Centerparcs village in the Lake District is on the edge of the Lake District National Park at Whinfell Forest, and offers you

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Taking the magic of the Lakes around the world

When booking a holiday, the Lake District is always a popular option – but what if you fancy something different? While this little corner of English paradise is something we’re immensely proud of, there are plenty of other great natural beauties to explore all over the world.

For those inspired with the spirit of adventure, here’s our guide to taking the magic of the Lakes

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It’s official; British tourism is booming

Tourism in Britain is bustling, especially in the summer months when the sun is out, the rain abates and the best of Britain can be enjoyed. Recently, the services company Deloitte crunched the tourism numbers on behalf of Visit Britain, and determined that tourism in Britain is likely to grow annually by 3.8 percent, from £127bn annually to £257bn by 2025, being 10 percent of

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Compelling Lakeland view causes problems for motorists

There is a view in Lakeland in the Lake District that is so compelling that it gets drivers into a heap of trouble. The area near the Cat Bells, with its lower slopes culminates with a white house which overlooks the area. It causes such a mesmerizing effect on many drivers that some have been prone to veer off the road unexpectedly.

This place between

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Wonderful winter walks in the Lake District

A lovely walk of any length can be taken from the starting location of Rosthwaite. You can head out north towards Grange, to Watendlath in an easterly direction or follow the path of the river until you reach lovely villages like Seatoller or Stonethwaite where you can stop off for a bite to eat.

With the river walk, if you don’t get very far along,

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The Lake District offer much to those who want to challenge their fitness

When a runner or a walker looks around the UK for a challenge to their fitness, the Bob Graham Round is one option that stands out. For over 100 years, this trip across 42 hills and mountainous peaks around the picturesque Lake District has held a certain allure. Covering 74 miles, the challenge is thought to be much tougher than running a marathon which seems

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‘Extinct’ fish makes an appearance at Bassenthwaite Lake

‘Extinct’ fish makes an appearance at Bassenthwaite Lake

The vendace is the rarest fish in the UK, and it has made a welcome , albeit unexpected, appearance in Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District. This comes more than 10 years after the vendace was declared to be locally extinct. The discovery was only made recently when Bassenthwaite Lake was the subject

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Memorable autumn breaks in the Lakes thanks to Mountain Goat

Memorable autumn breaks in the Lakes thanks to Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat, the top tour operator in Lake District and the winner of Tourism Experience of the Year Award by Cumbria Tourism, has come up with two beautiful trips to Northern England that are designed to let the visitors explore the area in all it’s autumn glory.

The tour package is for five days

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Beatrix Potter lives on in the area she loved so much

Beatrix Potter’s tales and drawings have captured the hearts of countless children and adults all over the world, in large part because the author was able to capture so well the very essence of England’s Lake District. Upon her death in 1943, a number of farms and more than 4,000 acres, including some of the loveliest countryside in Britain, were bequeathed to the National Trust.

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