The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early nineteenth century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.
The Lakes were designated a National Park on 9 May 1951, becoming the second National Park in the United Kingdom after the Peak District. It is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with 15.8 million annual visitors and more than 23 million annual day visits. It is the largest of the thirteen National Parks in England and Wales, and the second largest in the UK after the Cairngorms.
Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively.
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... A number of words and phrases are local to the Lake District and are part of the Cumbrian dialect, though many are shared by other northern dialects ... hill, knoll, or mound tarn – a word that has been taken to mean a small lake situated in a corrie (the local name for which is cove), a local phrase for any small pool of water ... name for a system of sheep counting which was traditionally used in the Lake District ...
... The Mohegan Lake Improvement District was established in 1975, by joint action of the Town Boards of Yorktown and Cortlandt ... Located in northern Westchester County, New York, the Lake District manages 105-acre (0.42 km2) Lake Mohegan ... The lake was formed in the last great ice age, but since 1900, has experienced cultural eutrophication ...
... Lake District may refer to one of the following ... In the British Isles Lake District, a rural area in North West England ... Lake District National Park, protected area of the Lake District ...
... This is a list of hills in the Lake District ... Topographically, the boundaries of the Lake District trace the flow of streams from the lowest point between it and the Pennines ...
... Lake District, also known as Edmonton North, is located in the eastern portion of Edmonton's north sector ... The following nine neighbourhoods comprise Lake District ...
Famous quotes containing the words district and/or lake:
“Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”
—Rebecca West (18921983)
“Will lovely, lively, virginal today
Shatter for us with a wings drunken blow
This hard, forgotten lake haunted in snow
By the sheer ice of flocks not flown away!”
—Stéphane Mallarmé (18421898)