explore cumbria's landscape & historic sites
At 885 square miles the Lake District is England’s largest national park just waiting to be explored.
With 50 stone circles, and Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you want to delve into our deep, sometimes dark past or simply enjoy some stunning surroundings, there's plenty of local history and heritage to keep you interested in the scenic highlights of the Lake District.
historic sites & buildings
Visit Lake District highlights from Hadrian's Wall in the north to Furness Abbey in the south, delve into in the history of the region.
Visit a 19thC mining village, take a steam train to the foot of England's highest mountain. Cumbria has a wealth of industrial heritage.
mountains & valleys
Explore the Lake District fells and mountains or wander along the valley floors. There is so much to see in Cumbria and so many views to enjoy.
The inspiration of writers old and new. While fells and lakes define the Lake District landscape there are more wonders of nature to see such as Lake District waterfalls.
lakes & rivers
The lakes in Cumbria are England's longest and deepest, and there are plenty more all in different shapes and sizes.
Home to a rare and thriving population. Nesting ospreys, red squirrels and red deer. The Lake District woodlands house a micro-world of mosses and lichens.
Compliment your tour of Cumbria and the Lake District with one our fantastic travel guides. The Golakes e-shop has the UK's most comprehensive selection of local books, maps and free resources.
Ensure you don't miss any of the fantastic scenery, historical idustry, or hidden wildlife trials.
Maps of Cumbria
Free Wildlife Guide