Land of Beatrix Potter and Wainwright, the county of Cumbria’s history and modern place in the world is closely tied with the Lake District. Whilst the larger towns of Carlisle, Penrith and Whitehaven are important in their own right, it is the lesser populated areas of Cumbria which really give it its distinct personality.
With majestic mountains, including England’s highest Scafell Pike, as well as more gentle hiking opportunities such as Cat Bells, or walks around one of the smaller lakes, Cumbria caters to the outdoor tourist.
Cumbria is a county where you can really experience everything that Lakeland has to offer. You can row a boat imagining you’re in Swallows and Amazons or take in the incredible vistas from a myriad of viewpoints.