The Lake district is a designated National Park, the largest in England, covering fells, lakes, villages, towns and beaches. We can do no better than quote the National Park's own website:
"You can walk, cycle and ride around the beautiful Lake District to your heart's content. With more than 3,500 kilometres of rights of way, there's lots to choose from!
You don't have to hike onto the felltops to enjoy the scenery. Check out our Miles Without Stiles for routes suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Canoe, sail or fish on the rivers, lakes or coast. Hire a boat from the Coniston Boating Centre and picnic on the lakeshore.
Check out the adventure playground, beautiful gardens or tasty cafe at the Lake District Visitor Centre overlooking Windermere.
Or simply enjoy wandering around the slate-roofed and limewashed villages, taking in the tranquil atmosphere of this special corner of England."
Park Cliffe, Windermere
Highly rated by reviewers, with great views over Windermere. Reviews
Troutbeck Head (CC site), Ullswater
Highly rated by reviewers, with great views over Ullswater. Reviews
Herdwick Croft, Bassenthwaite
Highly rated by reviewers; small quiet site with great views. Reviews