Many people consider the Lake District as the country’s biggest playground and it is a deserved reputation. For within the boundaries of the National Park are opportunities for everybody with a sense of adventure. To start with the Lake District has England’s five tallest mountains as well as the deepest and largest lakes. Throw in some of the finest scenery you are ever likely to see and you have an attractive blend for the most seasoned traveller and outdoor lover. For the truth is if you do love the great outdoors then the Lake District is the perfect place to visit. There is so much to see and do whether you want to walk, hike, climb, sail, surf, ride, paddle or pedal then you will find something to suit your taste. The area has long been popular with walkers of all abilities. There are few other parts of the country that can offer the variety of hill, fell, mountains, gorge, lake and valley walks that are on offer within the relatively small area making up the National Park. Whatever you choose you can be assured that there will be something for you, providing you have the right equipment, the spirit of adventure and a desire to explore some of the most beautiful countryside you are every, likely to see. Famous as the birthplace of modern rock climbing, the Lake District offers the chance to develop your own climbing skills. You can start on a gentle scramble, test yourself on some of the more demanding fells and crags and perhaps take that first step on the rock climbing road. Whatever your choice, you are bound to enjoy a great day out in the open Cumbrian air. If you prefer a view from your bike, then there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy a tour of Lakeland on some of the country’s quietest rural roads. Or if you are even more energetic then take to the hills via the area’s wonderful network of tracks which have been voted the best mountain bike facilities in the country. Cumbria has many centres catering for horse riding and pony trekking and, you can sail, row, windsurf, canoe and kayak, and fish in river and lake. The variety is endless and the areas in and around the Lakes are wonderful places for adventurers to develop and learn new skills.
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What our Travellers say
We saw all of Las Vegas and really glad we've done it. All the hotels were amazing. I will always remember driving towards Las Vegas, you're just driving for hours through dessert and it suddenly pops up out of nowhere.
On our trip there was so much to do. We enjoyed outdoor activities and the adventurous things to do. We were nicely surprised and will be coming back for sure.
We saw loads of animals, bison, black and grizzly bear, elk, deer and even wolves in the distance. Waterfalls and lakes were magnificent and the trails that we walked were all so beautiful and well worth visiting.
Amazing New York highlights were a Broadway show, Central Park, Empire State building and Time Square. We visited MoMA which was amazing to see all best artwork in the world, we were just not expecting it, every room we went into there was another masterpiece. Our hotel was under a mile from the subway station and we saw how the New Yorkers live and commute.
Every turn held more beauty than we expected. We were humbled by the size of the surrounding peaks. The feeling of being in a cathedral never left us as we stopped in deserted spots and just gazed at our surroundings.
Never been somewhere where so many people say they keep coming back. Thank you for finding me this holiday destination.
Utah was my favourite part. There was so much to do and it was like nothing I’ve seen before. Really liked Capitol Reef as it was much quieter and we were so close to it. Will always remember going star gazing, brilliant.
Expectations were to see lakes and mountains. But with National Park Traveller's help there was something to do everywhere we turned.