The Lake District National Park is in the county of Cumbria. More than 8 million people visit the Lake District each year to enjoy the mountains, valleys, lakes, villages, towns and coastline. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and the stunning landscape includes Scafell Pike, its highest mountain; Wastwater, its deepest lake; and thriving, picturesque communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.
The National Park has walks for every ability, from gentle ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, which include some scrambling. If your party includes a wheelchair or buggy then look out for routes called "Miles without Stiles" which offer gentle routes through the countryside. The Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere offers a great starting point for visitors, with routes starting from just under a mile. Visitors can also enjoy the adventure playground, lakeside setting, gardens, gift shop and café.
Cyclists are also spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. For road cyclists there are country lanes, permitted cycle ways and bridleways to enjoy. For mountain bikers, Whinlatter Forest and Grizedale Forest have routes ranging from those suitable for beginners to the more adventurous cyclists.
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