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Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ
Grizedale Forest has activities for all ages from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to sculpture in the forest. The visitor centre includes the forest shop, Cafe in the Forest and Grizedale Mountain Bikes bike hire and shop.
Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
Whinlatter Forest Park is England's only true mountain forest. Rising to 790 metres above sea level Whinlatter offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.
At the heart of the central and south lakes visitor experience, Ambleside bristles with activity and is an ideal base for exploring the county.
Elterwater lies in an attractive setting, a few miles west of Ambleside, hidden behind Loughrigg and Silver How, at the entrance to Great Langdale.
Ullswater is the second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. Its is very deep and at picturesque with a lake road affording some lovely scenery.
Cumbria, CA12 5UY
Stunning Lake District valley with inspirational mountain and lake scenery.
Town Hall, Queen Street, LA12 7AR, LA12 7AR
Ulverston is South Lakeland's festival town. It is a market town with unique charm, friendly traditional shops and original cobbled streets.
Dating back to the Roman times, Sedbergh is an attractive market town full of character with an engaging mix of cobbled yards and historic buildings.
Thirlmere was originally two smaller lakes, which were joined to create a single resevoir surrounded by 2000 acres of spruce and larch.
Shap, Cumbria, LA8 9PL
The village of Shap consists mainly of two long lines of grey stone houses, many dating from the 18th century. The area around Shap was settled in Neolithic times, and there are several stone circles, and other standing stones nearby.
Despite opposition, Haweswater was made into a reservoir in 1929 swallowing the villages of Mardale and Measand which can be seen when water is low.
Walk Route: Gilsland-Brampton-Crosby on Eden-Carlisle-Bowness on Solway
Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4QG
The village of Bassenthwaite lies around 1 mile east of Bassenthwaite Lake. The lake is the most northerly of the lakes and is also one of the largest.
The cliffs at St Bees (named after St Bega) are dramatic, composed of striking red sandstone some over 300ft high. There is an RSPB nature reserve.