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Lake District Waterfalls

Lake District Waterfalls In the Lake District, a hill or mountainside is called a fell and a waterfall is known as a force, derived from the Old No...

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Backpacking and hostels in the Lake District

Outdoor people The Lake District is a Mecca for climbers, hikers, walkers and other outdoors people. Climbs and walks can be found of all lev...

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MILLOM

Location Millom is a small, peaceful, unspoilt coastal town situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park. It is north of Barrow-in-Fu...

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ULLSWATER

Ullswater is a breathtakingly beautiful lake in sunshine or shade, in wind, mist or rain. It is to be found in the north east of the Lake District, ...

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MUSEUMS

MUSEUMS There are a number of mostly small and unusual museums in the Lake District area. Beatrix Potter Hill Top, near Sawrey, was...

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LAKE DISTRICT LAKES

A radial pattern The Lake District is composed of series of radial lakes, mountain tarns and streams (becks) with a central mountainous area th...

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KENDAL

Auld Grey Town Built out of local limestone, Kendal is known as the 'Auld Grey Town'. It is a thriving commercial centre for a wide area of th...

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GRASMERE

Location The village of Grasmere adjoins the A591, which connects it to Thirlmere in the north and Rydal and Ambleside to the south. Walk...

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