How it felt to complete the Wainwrights
For three and a half years, walking the Wainwrights had been an obsession. #GetOutside Champion James Forrest tells us why he believes that being in the mountains is good for the soul.
The Lake District National Park is a place that is at the heart of English countryside. It contains 19 major lakes, has the tallest mountain in England (Scafell Pike at 978m), the deepest lake in Wastwater and the longest lake in Windermere. The dramatic scenery of the Lake District is credited with inspiring writers and poets such as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats.
It's size and location means there are a huge number of activities available to visitors both on and off the lakes. The town of Keswick provides a hub for many visitors to the Lake District. It's traditional high street and ever-changing lake views make is a great place to visit or stay.
Three short walks in the Lake District
The Lake District National Park is the largest National Park in Britain. Famed throughout the world for its stunning landscapes, sprawling fells and beautiful waterways, it has inspired poets, writers and artists alike for almost three centuries. If you have an adventurous streak or just a love of the great outdoors, then you must pay this place a visit.
Ennerdale Forest walk
The English Lake District is blessed with some of the finest scenery in the United Kingdom. Its fell tops, Lakes and Tarns have inspired many an artist and poets work! The many walkways and National Park paths there cater for all abilities to enjoy these beautiful surroundings at any time of the year. I am fortunate enough to live within an hour or so of the Lake District, so it has become my playground of choice.