A Brief View of... The Lake District

The Lake District is synonymous with the English countryside and is one of the most popular destinations for visitors in the UK; too popular for some tastes. It was also home to William Wordsworth, the nineteenth century poet who lived at Rydal Mount, and to Beatrix Potter who lived near Hawkshead.

The quick reference map and OS map references below should provide you with a basic starting point for your explorations of the area.

1:25,000 scale OS Outdoor Leisure Maps 5, 6, 7 and 8 cover the area, and also the smaller 1:50,000 scale Landranger maps 89, 90, 96 and 97.

English Lake District Map Bassenthwaite - NY215295
Buttermere - NY180158
Coniston - SD299930
Crummock Water - NY150191
Derwent Water - NY260207
Devoke Water - SD157967
Ennerdale - NY105150
Grasmere - NY339063
Haweswater - NY477136
Loweswater - NY125215
Thirlmere - NY311162
Ullswater - NY420201
Wast Water - NY161059
Windermere - SD393980

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