10.000 Years in the making! The Lake District, home to England’s largest natural lake and highest mountain, has joined the likes of the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu by being awarded Unesco World Heritage status. Come and visit the Lakes for yourself and be inspired by the unique ‘cultural landscape’ which has won this special global recognition.
If you want to see the Lake District at its most verdant, summer is definitely the time to go. Summertime in Cumbria sees the county turn all shades of green, red & yellow as the valleys & hills come to life so you can take advantage of the longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures by exploring the beautiful Cumbrian scenery and landscape. The fells are busy, the meadows and hedgerows are in full bloom and lively festivals spring into life on many a village green, when locals battle it out in traditional sports such as hound trailing, guides racing and Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling.
For a proper walk climb Skiddaw, the fourth highest mountain in England which lies just north of Keswick. There’s a smooth path making reaching the peak at some 900 metres above sea level a cinch even with a pushchair.
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Oak Leaf provides an ideal base for a couple to get away and relax in a pretty village setting. Recently re-furbished to the highest standard, with lovely fell views from the bedroom. There is a small patio area, with table and chairs to enjoy the view of Skiddaw. The ground floor is open plan, and comprises: lounge, dining area and kitchen. The comfortable lounge has 2 easy chairs,
TV, DVD, CD/radio player and dining table for two. The kitchen has an integrated oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment. There is also access to additional shared freezer, as well as washing machine and tumble dryer, all located in the garage. Steps lead up to the bedroom, which has a super king-size bed (this can be split into twin beds - please advice on booking) and TV, DVD and clock alarm. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, with deluge shower over, detachable head, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail. Wi-Fi broadband internet access. Private off-road parking.
The Northern Lakes covers one half of the Lake District National Park. This is the perfect area to choose equally for gentle relaxation or an action packed adventure holiday with lots of things to do. Nestling on the shores of Derwentwater, the stunningly located town of Keswick, offers a wide array of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Make a visit to the Pencil Museum, take a cruise on the lake and see the latest production at Theatre by the Lake and you will realize why it is called The Heart of The Lakes. Walkers and climbers are spoiled for choice. From the high summits to forest trails and lakeside paths, there are walks to suit all abilities from the doorstep. For those seeking the high adventure, nearby Whinlatter Forest offers exhilarating mountain biking and the high wire adventure GoApe. Combine this with the luxury and flexibility of your own holiday home, Oak Leaf provides you with the ideal location for your Lakeland holiday.