The Lake District
This is the second time we are in the Lake District together. Yuri went here more often as his grandma lives here. Last year we visited his grandma and cycled through this wonderful district. However, due to the rain last year we left after one day. This time we had more luck with the weather, the sun was even shining. But this time we had no bikes with us, so we went through the lake district by car.
Whenever I travel somewhere I want to know beforehand where I’m going. That doesn’t stop with looking at a map and locating the country. No, I want to know more: what’s the local language, how many people live there, whats the most famous person of the region, are there any books etc.
So, here is something about the lake district:
The Lake District is also known as the Lakes or Lakeland and is a mountainous region in North West England. It is a popular holiday destination, due to its beautiful lakes, forests and mountains. The Lake District is famous for its associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. Oh and the Hardknott Pass (photo) is probably the steepest pass of England – 33%, we drove it 💪
A National Park was established in 1951 and now covers an area of approximately 2,362 square kilometres. This year (2017) it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is located entirely within the county of Cumbria, and all the land in England higher than 3,000 feet (910 m) above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest bodies of water in England, respectively Wast Water and Windermere.