When the sun is shining and skies are clear, there are few places in this world as lovely or as lush as the UK and as anyone who’s visited Cumbria and indulged in a tour of the Lake District will attest, the lakes and the national park surrounding them are a jewel in this land’s crown.
With such a wonderful, natural playground right on your doorstep, why go further? Instead, why not hire a motorhome and spend a relaxing week or two closer to home?
Must See Places as you Tour The Lake District
When to comes to natural beauty spots, you’re spoiled for choice in the lake district, but while you’re on the hunt for your own perfect place of tranquility, there are a few destinations you simply must see when you tour the Lake District.
- Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain and one of the peaks in the infamous three peak challenge, Scafell Pike simply has to eb scaled on a clear day to experience the view from a mountain top nearly a kilometre high. On an especially clear day, it’s possible to see as far as the isle of Man and Scotland from this crown of the Lake District.
- Lake Windermere – The largest of the sixteen lakes of the Lake District, there’s plenty to do on or around this majestic body of water. Whether you want to admire the view from innumerable vantage points in surrounding mountains, take a cruise along it or take a dip in it, Windermere is one of most famous destinations in the area and a tour of the lake district isn’t complete without a visit.
- Honister Pass – From the highest mountain to the largest lake, you can’t get anywhere when you tour the lake district without experiencing some jaw dropping scenery along the way and there are few routes more rewarding or indeed, more beautiful tan the Honister Pass. A circular route taking in views over Buttermere over majestic mountain roads, Borrowdale Valley and Crummock Water too.
- Grasmere – You’ll pass through many smally towns and villages as you tour the Lake District in your motorhome, but Grasmere is especially worth your time to seek out and explore. A charming village which seems to match exactly the image you might picture in your head if you tried to conjure up an idea of the quintessential Lake District village. Like much of the rest of the Lake District, Grasmere is surrounded by picture postcard scenery, but the village itself is a charming collection of cottages, pubs, tea rooms and cafe’s along with local crafts and attractions.
- Castlerigg Stone Circle – Far less famous than Stonehenge, but no less venerable, the Castlerigg Stone Circle is made up of 38 stones which are arranged to line up with the tallest parts of the surrounding landscape. The lack of fame is something of a blessing as there are far fewer visitors and the lack of other people only adds to the drama of the site.
Book a Luxury Motorhome and Tour The Lakes in Style
A week, or even a fortnight might not be enough time to tour the Lake District properly, but a luxury motorhome will help you make the most of the time you spend there, allowing you to select multiple campsites as bases from which to explore, giving you extra options and extra flexibility as well as allowing you to take more along with you and not have to spend time packing and unpacking a case between stops.
Contact us to book a motorhome and tour the Lake District your own way!