Lakes that Lie in Long Ribbons

Lake District, England(Cumbria)

When you are exploring England, you will come across many monumental places which sing tales of its history. But there are few places where you will find a perfect blend of modernity and vintage beauty. There are places where you can drive your car halfway and explore the rest of the place on foot. One of those places where acres of countryside and mountains are just waiting to be explored is Lake District. The remnants of the ice age from 10,000 years ago have left the place with ridges, peaks, rivers, and lakes, forming a natural barrier protecting the glorious beauty inside, now known as Lake district national park.

'Lake district' or 'Lake's district '

Strangely the place is known as lake district, not Lake's district, even though there are around 16 lakes in the region. No matter how many dotted blue blobs you see on your map, there is only one Lake known as 'Bassenthwaite Lake.' The rest of the water bodies are called meres or simply waters. Each water body offers quite photogenic surroundings. As you take a walk along these lakesides might encounter A traditional Lakeland breed of sheep, which might stand and stare at you with wonder. Each Lake, mere or water, has distinct features that will leave you to wonder which lake to visit and which place to leave out of your plan for the day. Because it's very easy to lose track of time as you watch these ribbons of water flow out from the central mountain massif.

Tiny cottages, high mountains, and long trails

Green hills rolled out as far as your eyes can see, and amidst all that scenery, you will find tiny English cottages giving you a whole English country vibe. It seems like a film set for a movie set in the 1700s. Their stone fences, European-style windowsills, arched doors, and brick chimneys take you into the medieval English era. Lake District has around six mountains which are a bit smaller compared to their Scottish cousins. These 'Cumbrian Mountains' make lake district landscapes more captivating. The locals also call it 'Lakeland Fells.' the word fells refers to mountain ranges and hills derived from old Norse. Even though these slippery slopes of Lakeland fells are often flocked by tourists and over-enthusiastic walkers, it's not for the faint-hearted. Scafell, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Skiddaw are some of the mountain peaks which offer you the breathtaking view which will be tattooed on your brain for years to come.

Exploring the lake district means walking the long trails meeting the locals, taking breaks to take in the view of lush greens, stone structures, medieval-styled bridges above the water streams, and enjoying the cold breeze on your face. Most prefer the calmness of places unexplored than the rush of crowded tourist destinations.

Forest and wildlife

Proving worthy of its name as a national park, you can visit Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests to rest and unwind a little. The wildlife around will make you feel rejuvenated, so make a few stops and take it all in to feel the connection with nature. Then there are other places that one shouldn't miss, like Castlerigg Stone Circle, which gives you panoramic views of Skiddaw, Blencathra, and the surrounding Lake District mountains. However, one should plan their itinerary exploring the maps before actually exploring the place. The lack of parking space and busier places sometimes don't give you enough time to take in the captivating beauty the place offers.
Klaus O
December 06, 2021
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