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Windermere | Coniston | Thirlmere | Bassenthwaite | Rydal | Derwent | Haweswater | Buttermere | Ullswater | Wastwater

Lake District National park - a perfect place ? In a word 'yes'

Lake reflection The Lake District perfect for relaxing, exploring and one of the best places for mountain biking in the Lake District. The ideal place to canoe, sail or even to fish the rivers, lakes or coast. Why not hire a boat or bring your own boat or dinghy and row across the lakes.

Things to do in the Lake District

There are many ways to spend your day as well as mountain biking, why not take a look at the famous sports of the Lake District such as hound trailing, fell running or Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. There is many country fairs & shows providing a welcome change from the exertion of mountain biking in the Lake District. There is even the opportunity for a spot of retail therapy. A must is Grizedale Forest , which has a visitors centre, Go Ape and a range of walks, mountain bike trails even green lanes for 4x4 off roading. There is now the addition of the North Face trail. The Lake District has many adventure playgrounds, breathtaking gardens and a range of cafes, pubs & accommodation.

If your main aim is to explore and see the whole of the Lake District, The best way is on a mountain bike, saunter through the slate-roofed and limewashed cottages and houses of Lake District villages and towns.

About the Lake District

The Lake District may seem wild, ideal for downhill mountain biking and awesome cross country Mountain biking routes. The Lake District owes its appearance to people, mainly farmers cultivating the land and maintaining the Lake District and its many routes. People have been using the area for 10,000 years in that time little has damaged the captivating landscapes. Over 40,000 people live in the Lake District, the park covers 2,292 square kilometres including high fells, rocky crags, lush green dales, still lakes, villages and hamlets perfect areas and surroundings for relaxing, exploring and above all, mountain biking.

The Northern Munkies so far have only ridden a small percentage of the Lake District, but of what we have experienced, any mountain would we be well suited to mountain biking, due to its variety of terrains.

The history of the Lake District

The Lake District, a National Park since 1951, a very popular tourist resort in England.

A third of the land in the Lake Disrict is now owned by the National Trust, their job "to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Lake District and to ensure that people can continue to enjoy the Lake District".

The Lake District has something to offer visitors at all times of the year and has done for many years. In all seasons there is something to do - Mountain biking over snowy peaks offering spectacular scenery and numerous possibilities for the enthusiastic rambler or mountain biker. The autumn months offer even more mountain biking challenges, colour and the russet foliage and lots of mud make a mountain biking mission into a survival of the fittest slip sliding through the many routes of the Lake District.

Famous people of the Lake District

Many wonderful people were inspired through the Lake District Poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. The Lake District has a significant features such as enchanting Dove Cottage - William Wordsworth and later of Thomas De Quincey fromer residence often visited by Coleridge. Wordsworth composed many of his memorable and revolutionary poetry.

One of the greatest people who was inspired by the Lake District and its captivating beauty Beatrix Potter - Why not take the walk round Windermere and follow the Beatrix Potter trail.

The Lake District the place to be, for everyone: -children, the casual tourist, the admirer of nature and the literary enthusiast.


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