Here’s Why Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit England’s Lake District


So many travelers stick to the cities when they visit Great Britain, but England’s Lake District is an under-explored region for travelers.

The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is home to mountains, valleys and gorgeous waterways. It’s in the north of England, near the Scottish border, but that’s only a four-hour drive from London.

Here are seven reasons that will have you pumped to crunch through the leaves in jolly rural England.

1. The region’s colors are on full display.

England’s fall foliage stuns in the Lake District.

2. Picture-perfect trains chug through the autumn scenery.

Indulge your inner child on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

3. It’s not too hot to climb a mountain.

The region is famous for peaks and “fells,” the name for a moor or mountain range in Old English.

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4. The waterfalls are stunning.

There are dozens of waterfalls in the Lake District, ranging from little rapids to a 172-foot cascade.

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5. You can show off your rain gear.

Break out those boots, coats and umbrellas.

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6. It’s the perfect season for high tea.

You definitely want to cozy up with some treats and a cuppa.

7. The gingerbread tastes better.

Famous Grasmere Gingerbread is even more delicious when there’s a nip in the air.

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Bring us back some gingerbread? Kay, thanks!