The western Lake District is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK and which is also the location for the highest mountain in England.
The western Lake District covers a large area from the Solway Firth at the northern most tip right down to Millom. It is extremely diverse in its landscape having some of the largest mountains but also having miles of coastline. It is the most enriched areas of Cumbria but which offers real escapism from the hugely busy South Lakes.
Still on the coast and moving down to Whitehaven and Workington, the areas busiest and most central locations. Whitehaven has undergone much regeneration in the last few years and the harbour there is really worth a visit especially the biennial Whitehaven Maritime Festival. Further down the coast and you get to St Bees. St Bees has one of the best beaches in the UK. Clean sand and wonderful views towards St Bees Head.
The mountain and lake panoramas are the most dramatic of the whole of the Lake District. The market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick are havens for walkers attracting thousands of visitors each year to walk the famous and accessible fells of Skiddaw and Helvellyn. It also situated next to the beautiful piece of water, Derwentwater and only 3 miles away is Bassenthwaite. Bassenthwaite Lake is the only piece of water that is officially a “lake”. All the other bodies of water are either a “mere” or “water” for example Buttermere and Crummock Water.
Finally, panoramas do not get any better than the view from the southern end of Wastwater looking towards Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. This view won “Britain’s Favourite View” a few years ago but there’s no doubt it is still the case. To add to it’s accolades, Wastwater is also the deepest lake in the Lake District at 260 feet deep.
You are sure to find an activity or attraction in the Western Lake District to suit the entire family. There is a wide variety of Lake District Attractions on offer. There are award winning visitor attractions as well as exciting new activities and many outdoor pursuits. The possibilities are endless.
Easy to access from the North, East and South are the areas of Workington and Cockermouth which provide excellent bases for exploring all of the above. Hunday Manor Hotel has stunning views, a choice of affordable rooms starting from just £95 and serves delicious food in the bar or restaurant daily. Visit http://www.hundaymanorhotel.co.uk/ for more details.