lakes of the Lake District

The Lake District has around 30 lakes dotted all over. Some have boats on them and some are great for walking around. All are within easy reach of the Lakeland Holiday Park.

Some are listed below, which one will you visit?

Windermere

Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. More than 11 miles (18 km) in length, and almost 1 mile (1.5 km) at its widest, it is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. Now it is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in the UK.

Ullswater

Ullswater

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District, being about 9 miles (14 km) long and 0.75 miles (1 km) wide, with a maximum depth a little over 60 metres (197 ft). It was scooped out by a glacier in the Last Ice Age.

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Grasmere lake

Grasmere is one of the smaller lakes in the Lake District, but probably one of the most well known. Famously associated with the poet William Wordsworth.

The lake is 1680 yd (1540 m) long and 700 yd (640 m) wide, covering an area of 0.24 mi² (0.62 km²). It has a maximum depth of 70 ft (21m) and an elevation above sea level of 208 ft (62 m).

The waters of the lake are leased by the Lowther Estate to the National Trust. The waters are navigable, with private boats allowed and rowing boats for hire, but powered boats are prohibited.

Coniston Water

Coniston Water

Coniston Water in the English county of Cumbria is the third-largest lake in the Lake District by volume and the fifth-largest by area. It is five miles long by half a mile wide (8 km by 800 m), has a maximum depth of 184 feet (56 m), and covers an area of 1.89 square miles.

On 19 August 1939 Sir Malcolm Campbell set the water speed record at 141.74 miles per hour. Between 1956 and 1959 Donald Campbell set four successive records on the lake. In 1967 he was killed just after achieving a speed of over 320 miles per hour.

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