Friday, 20 May 2011

The Lake District


The Lake District is a rural area of northeastern England. It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its lakes and mountains and its association with lake poets, who adopted the place as a residence and source of inspiration in the early nineteenth century. It is also known for being the birthplace of the namesake dog breed, the Lakeland Terrier.
The most famous and visited National Park is the Lake District, located in the county of Cumbria, and it is the largest national park in the United Kingdom and one of the few mountain regions of the English soil. Within its boundaries is the Wast Water and Scafell Pike, respectively, the deepest lake and highest mountain in England (978 m).
It is considered an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty, its breathtaking scenery, unique in England. Farms, hills and settlements will add aesthetic value to the natural landscape and ecology modified by human influence for millennia and includes important wildlife habitats.

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