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Stockghyll Force near Windermere in the Lake District

10 Best Walks Around Windermere


Windermere is the longest natural lake in England, and possibly the most popular! It winds over 11 miles from bustling Ambleside in the north all the way down to the Nation

The River Duddon in the Duddon Valley

River Duddon and Dunnerdale Forest Walk


The Duddon Valley - also known as Dunnerdale - is one of the most secret parts of the Lake District.

Windermere in the Lake District

The Best Places to Eat in Bowness and Windermere


Windermere village and its neighbouring town of Bowness-on-Windermere are two of the most popular destinations in the Lake District.

Sunset over Derwentwater in the Lake District

A Guide to the Lake District Lakes


There are officially 16 lakes in the Lake District, though these are complimented by many other bodies of water including tarns and reservoirs.

Cranstons food hamper next to a lake

Cranstons' Top Cumbrian Food Picks


Cumbrian butchers and maker Cranstons have been championing local produce for over 100 years.