Yorkshire and the Lake District are two of Britain’s most celebrated landscapes and an embodiment of England’s “national identity”. Located in Cumbria county, there are six National Nature Reserves, 100 sites of Special Scientific Interest, over 50 dales, and about four hundred towns, villages and hamlets.With 16 sparkling lakes and more than 150 mountain peaks, The Lake District, known locally as Lakeland, is the country’s largest National Park and a World Heritage Site, while Yorkshire is renowned for its stone walls and rich, green countryside, home home to unspoilt, beautiful countryside, littered only with picturesque villages and genteel towns.
The Lake District:
- Lake District National Park includes all of the central Lake District, through the town of Kendal, some coastal areas, and the Lakeland Peninsulas. Designated as a national park in 1951. It is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom with 15.8 million annual visitors. It is the largest of the thirteen national parks in England and Wales, and the second largest in the UK after the Cairngorms.
- Windermere, England's largest lake, is about a mile from where the Oxenholme to Windermere railway line end. There are a range of activities, attractions, places of interest and things to do around the lake. It is a busy little town with a good variety of local shops. The flagship store for Lakeland is close to the railway station.
- Ullswater is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery to its south, softening to the gentle hills of the north. You can see the beautiful view from any side. In Glenridding can hire rowing boats, canoes, and bicycles in the summer. Some surround towns and villages are Dacare, Howtown, Pooley Bridge, and Patterdale.
- The North Lakes are considered the most peaceful of the lakes. It is made up of Crummrock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere & Buttermere village, Honister Pass, and Bassenthwaite Lake
- Yorkshire is a vast and varied region of more than three and a half million acres and a population of almost 5 million. Throughout Yorkshire there are many castles were built these included Bowes Castle, Pickering Castle, Richmond Castle, Skipton Castle, York Castle and others. Most of Yorkshire still forms one of the least densely populated corners of the nation.
North Yorkshire Moors National Park- The North York Moors is a national park in North Yorkshire, England with one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. It covers an area of 554 sq mi and has a population of 23,380. The North York Moors became a national park in 1952.
- Yorkshire Dales in the Carboniferous Pennines of the west attract many visitors from all over the world. The Yorkshire Dales National Park, designated in 1954, is a 841 sq mile national park in England covering most of the Yorkshire Dales. Over 20,000 residents live and work in the park, which attracts over eight million visitors every year, being one of the main attractions of the area. Outside the park visitors come to walk, to stroll, to browse in bookshops or relax with a pint of Yorkshire's finest beer. They come in search of waterfalls, ruined abbeys, captivating views and literature history.
- Whitby, a bustling fishing port and the inspiration for the imagination of author Bram Stoker, who stayed in the Royal Hotel on the western side of Whitby while writing his famous novel Dracula.Here you can also find amazing scenery, history, and fish & chips.
- York one of the most historic cities in England. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination.
- Pickering, an attractive market town and the dividing line between the North York Moors and the more modest hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. One of the biggest landmarks is Pickering Parish Church is at the eastern end of the Market Place, which dominates views of Pickering from all directions.
- Leeds, located in West Yorkshire, can be traced to the 5th century name Kingdom of Elmet. It is the second largest legal and financial center in the UK. The city lies within the United Kingdom's fourth-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.3 million. Even with strong urban features there is plenty of nature in the city. Natural landmarks include such diverse sites as the gritstone outcrop of Otley Chevin and the Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve. The city's parks at Roundhay and Temple Newsam have long been owned and maintained by the council for the benefit of ratepayers and among the open spaces in the centre of Leeds are Millennium Square, City Square, Park Square and Victoria Gardens.