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Sitting on the route of a Roman road linking Penrith to Ambleside, High Street is the highest of the far eastern fells. The ascent from Mardale Head via the Rigg is considered to be one of the finest in the Lake District.


High Street & Haweswater

Laying along the A591 from Keswick to Windermere most people by-pass Thirlmere on their way to and from Ambleside and Grasmere. However, the view from the dam at the northern end of the reservoir is well worth the short detour from the main road.



The climb from Keswick to Walla Crag is a very popular walk with visitors to the northern lakes. Those descending via Falcon Crag are rewarded with fabulous views across Derwent Water to Catbells and the Newlands Valley.


Derwent Water from Falcon Crag

Grasmere from Loughrigg Fell, one of the best views in all of Lakeland. Tackle the short climb to the summit and you will also be rewarded with fabulous views of the Langdale Pikes to the east.


Grasmere from Loughrigg Fell

Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District. It sits on the A591 between Grasmere and Ambleside and is reputed to have been the inspiration for many of the poems by William Wordsworth.


Rydal Water

Buttermere is the Lake District at it's finest. It has some of the best walks in the National Park including the ascent of Haystacks, the favourite of the greatest fell walker of them all, Alfred Wainwright.



There is only one true lake in the Lake District (Bassenthwaite); the rest are meres and tarns. Reservoirs such as Thirlmere, Haweswater and Kentmere sit effortlessly in the landscape alongside their naturally formed cousins.


Kentmere Reservoir

The Lake District is arguably at it's finest during the autumn when the shortening days and cooler temperatures give rise to a blanket of red, orange and gold as the trees prepare themselves for winter.


Cottage on Derwent Water

The most photographed trees in the Lake District? These iconic trees sit at the foot of Fleetwith Pike at the southern end of Buttermere lake.

Buttermere Trees

High in the hills to the south west of Ambleside Lily Tarn is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the town below.

Lily Tarn