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Spectacular Glaciated Scenery in Keswick

Aug 17, 2007
Keswick on Derwentwater and the Northern Lakes covers one half of the Lake District National Park. Within such a compact area as the North Lakes it is very easy to explore the neighbouring valleys and secluded places. To the east, for example, you can enjoy the lakeside paths beside Thirlmere. To the west you can explore the delights of Whinlatter mountain forest.

The landscape of the Northern Lake District is of spectacular glaciated scenery, ranging from the rugged central volcanic mountains to the smoother outlines and more open countryside if the lakes and villages found along the valley floors.

This is the perfect area to choose equally for gentle relaxation or for an action packed family adventure holiday with lots of activities and attractions. An area in which to try new outdoor activities or to extend your existing skills. Walkers and climbers are spoiled for choice. From the high summits to forest trails and lakeside paths, there are routes suitable for all.

For those wishing to find out more about the rich cultural and industrial heritage of the area there is the opportunity to visit museums and historic houses.

Enjoy lunch in one of the many friendly village pubs and cafes. Relax over a cup of tea and a slice of cake in a traditional tea room. If you prefer a lunch on the fells youll find a selection of takeaways and delis from which to take your pick.

Theres plenty of choice in the evening. Pub food, a four course restaurant meal or maybe a romantic dinner for two its here for you. Choose from regional specialities such as Cumberland sausage or stew with lamb and black pudding. Select from traditional English or a restaurant offering worldwide cuisine from Italy, China, India, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Drink in a traditional pub or stylish cafe bar, many with outside seating areas for the warmer months and roaring fires when the weather turns chilly. Many establishments pride themselves on using both locally sourced ingredients and Fair Trade products.

Shopping in the Northern Lake District is a very enjoyable pastime, the compact streets are ideal for browsing and make a pleasant change from the larger towns and cities. You will be sure to find everything you need from your daily requirements to that elusive special gift to take home.

There are many independent and individual shops offering antiques, books, paintings and pottery, jewellery, speciality foods and local produce as well as clothes, gifts, and traditional toys.

The choice of outdoor clothing and equipment retailers in Keswick is second to none earning it the title of Outdoor Retailer of the UK if not Europe.

There are a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you prefer a bed and breakfast, a guest house, hotel, or self catering cottage, caravan or campsite.
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Douglas Scott writes and works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Rental Site
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