western lake district, explore the other side of the lakes...
The Western Lake District is brimming with natural beauty and rural charm. It’s a special place, where Wordsworth lived and Wainwright walked, a place where secluded beaches and unspoilt countryside go hand in hand with a rich Roman and maritime heritage.
If you love the Lakes, the Western Lake District is home to many of the places that make this area truly special – both Scafell, England’s highest mountain and Wast Water, the deepest lake, are here. Of course, it also has a stunning coastline, from where you can start your Coast to Coast adventure or simply enjoy a coastal walk. The Solway Firth is truly beautiful and watching the glorious sunsets over the Irish Sea is something you’ll never forget.
It’s not all about rugged adventures in the great outdoors though. Uncovering the heritage of the Western Lake District will take you on a fascinating journey back in time – ancient castles, Iron Age forts, historic harbours and even tales of smugglers and slaves are an important part of what makes this area what it is.
And with so many town and villages scattered along the coast and across the countryside – you’re sure to find the perfect place to sample the local food and drink, explore the wealth of independent shops or use as a base for a longer stay.
Visit the Western Lake District