This mountainous region is a popular holiday destination, famous for its lakes, forests and mountains. It has strong associations with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth and other poets. It is the ideal location for walking, eating and shopping and of course taking in the spectacular views of the mountains and lakes. With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around the beautiful Lake District countryside to your heart’s content. And of course you can also get on the water on the lakes and coastline!