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Cumbria, England

Cumbria, England
By UK Travel Guides

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Almost exactly one third of Cumbria’s 2636 square miles lies within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park, England’s largest National Park. It was created in 1951 to protect the area from “inappropriate development and to provide access to the land for public enjoyment”. Within its boundaries can be found some of the most dramatic scenery in England, including the highest mountain in the country, Scafell Pike (3205ft), and the largest and deepest lakes, Windermere and Wast Water respectively, along with another 14 lakes (although apart from Bassenthwaite they are called ‘meres’ or ‘waters’).

Despite the huge influx of visitors, most do not venture far from the main tourist ‘honey- pots’, so it’s still easy to find the peaceful glades and windswept, isolated fells celebrated by the Lake Poets, Words...
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