Western Lakes & Coast

Home to England's highest mountain and deepest lake...

The Western Lake District is an area of great diversity and contrasts, with famous lakes, awesome mountains and dramatic coastline. Home to Britain's deepest lake, Wast Water (86m metres deep) and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike (977 metres high).

Much of Western Lake District lies within the Lake District National Park and includes many National Nature Reserves, where, at some, guided walks are available.

Each valley has its own special characteristics, from the austerity of Wasdale to the lush green of Eskdale and the peace of Buttermere Valley. Then of course there is the beautiful Crummock Water and Loweswater.

At the coast visitors will find busy harbours, award-winning beaches and dramatic cliffs. Situated on the shores of the Solway Firth is Silloth with wide uncrowded beaches and views across the water to the Scottish hills (Due to tides not suitable for swimming). This coastal area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Down the coast is Maryport, with its Lake District Coast Aquarium and Maritime Museum. A short distance inland is the old market town of Cockermouth, where a market has been held here since 1221 and also famous as the birth place of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

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Destinations in Western Lakes & Coast

All Western Lakes & Coast

The Western Lake District is an area of great diversity, with famous lakes, awesome mountains and dramatic coastline. Home to Britain's deepest lake, Wast Water and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

Things to do in Western Lakes & Coast

Caldbeck

Hidden behind Skiddaw away from the busier part of the Lake District, is the beautiful village of Caldbeck.

Hutton in the Forest

This ancient house surrounded by medieval forest is a secret gem to visit during the summer, with this private residence containing collections of furniture, art and tapestry.

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens is situated not far from Lake Ullswater on the north side towards Penrith. `Manor of the Valley' is the meaning of the name `Dalemain' and it describes the settlement brilliantly.

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

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