This country side is about 885 square miles in area and is made up of six National Nature Reserves, over a hundred place of scientific Interest. There are also about fifty sweet water dales. Apart from its scenic beauty this county has about four hundred towns, hamlets and also villages. A car drive will ensure this as the most memorable experience of ones lifetime. One can drive into Kendal, Keswick or Penrith, and all these three towns are very attractive and charming.
The Lake District Park has many enchanting lakes Ullswater, Derwent Water, Lake Windermere to name a few. Lake Windemere is Britain’s largest natural lake.
Some of world’s rare species such as the ‘Red Squirrel’ are found here. ‘Sundew’ the carnivorous plant is also found in here. Golden Eagle was previously found in pairs but since 2004 the female species have vanished. Some rare species of fish are also found here which are in the verge of extinction like the ‘Vendace’, found only in Bassenthwaite lake and Derwent Water, the ‘Schelly’ found in Brothers water, Haweswater, Red Tarn, and also in Ullswater, the ‘Artic Charr’ found in Buttermere, Coniston Water, Crummock Water,etc.,
The weather in this part of the country is not very predictable. On lower altitudes the weather is pleasant and more or less stable. With the increase and towards the peak it is not steady one may see weather swings.
Apart from the natural scenic beauty there are other spots which should definitely be visited and seen are. This is a place of historic importance with many typically the English castles. There are many museums worth seeing especially the Hay Bridge Deer Museum which is a centre for deer conservation. There is the Castlerigg Stone Circle of the pre historic times. Apart from the above is Ennerdale forest with coniferous trees.
Mining has been an important occupation early from the 12th century. Gypsum, slate, graphite, limestone etc. are the important minerals found here.
For those staying overnight there are many good hotels in this district. There are also self catering Lake District Cottages. One can book one of the above as it may suit them. Staying overnight will surely be a wonderful experience for the tourists.