10 Reasons to Invest in The Lake District

The Lake District is, without a doubt, one of the UK’s greatest National Treasures attracting 15 million domestic and international visitors every year. The National Park is considered an “area of outstanding beauty” and offers lakes, forests and rugged mountains – perfect for those who love the great outdoors.
Whilst there are endless reasons as to why the Lake District is so popular, we’ve decided to choose our ten favourite reasons to love this world famous National Park.

1. Skafell Pike

Skafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and stands tall at 978 metres above sea level. As you can imagine the view from the top is one of the best in the National Park and there are plenty of routes to choose from to make it to the top. Whilst some are reserved for the confident mountain climber, there are plenty of routes to choose from.

2. Wastwater

Wastwater is the deepest lake in England. It is around 250 metres deep, three miles long and 600 metres wide – making it a great place to go diving for the day. Famously the “gnome garden” with its white picket fence at 48ft has attracted many divers – however, after a number of accidents in the area, police removed the gnomes (but rumour has it a new gnome garden sits at just below 50m – just lower than the police can legally dive). If you’re not into diving, the view of Wastwater and the Wasdale Screes was voted Britain’s Favourite View by ITV viewers in 2007.

3. Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and the perfect place to get out and about on the water. With steamboats, ferries, boat clubs and a water bus to choose from it is an ideal location for stretching your sea (lake) legs and admiring the countryside from a different angle.

4. Extreme and Outdoor Sports

Whether you’re into hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, paragliding, diving or even rock climbing and abseiling – The Lake District offers them all. With an abundance of lakes, mountains, forests and trails the landscape is perfect for these adrenaline-fuelled pursuits.

5. Abundant Forests

The Lake District is home to a number of forests and woodlands, including native and European oaks, ancient groves and introduced softwood plantations. The forests make perfect habitats for a number of animals including the illusive red squirrel, fell ponies and ospreys – a walk in the woods is perfect opportunity to discover the local wildlife.

6. Geology Rocks!

The Lake District is a geological wonder, formed through different stages of folding and uplifting and later by glaciers and melt water – offering rolling valleys, ancient volcanic mountains, granite and sedimentary mudstones, sandstones, siltstones and limestone. It is a popular geography trip and one of the best places in the UK to truly understand how our beautiful island was formed.

7. Traditional Towns and Villages

The Lake District is one of the UK’s most populated National Parks and it’s not difficult to work out why the area was originally settled. Each of the towns and villages offers its own charms and attractions – our favourites include Keswick, Windermere, Kendal and Carnforth.

8. World Class Fishing

Where there are lakes there are fish and if you love fishing, or if you want to give it a try, The Lake District is one of the best places in the UK. With over 16 lakes and waters to choose from, the area is abundant with trout and salmon – and home to the Annual Cumbria Fishing Festival.

9. Famous Houses

Both William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter called The Lake District home and drew on the surroundings for literary inspiration. Their houses still stand, perfectly preserved, for those who wish to have a real taste of what life was like for some of the UK’s most famous authors.

10. Second Homes

With so many reasons to visit The Lake District there is little wonder why so many choose to invest in a second home. For most people living in the UK the region is easily reached – within a few hours drive – making it perfect for weekend breaks. And with over 15 million visitors every year there is great potential for renting out the property when you’re not using it yourself.
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