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About the Lake District

The Woodlands Hotel is situated in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, with easy access to Windermere, Coniston, Bowness, and Ambleside – ideal for touring England's most beautiful landscapes. The scenery is stunning, with picturesque lakes providing dramatic contrast to rugged mountains (fells) which are ideal for hill-walkers and nature lovers. The magnificence of the landscape has inspired some of the best known English artists, poets and philosophers, and there is no lack of heritage. Whilst here, you can visit stately homes and gardens, castles, museums and art galleries in charming market towns home to various local craft workshops. There are facilities for all sorts of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, fell-walking, clay pigeon shooting, pony trekking and water sports.

The Lake District covers 912 square miles of the most beautiful landscapes that England has to offer. It is home to the ten highest mountains in England (Scafell Pike,  Scafell, Helvellyn, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Skiddaw, Lower Man, Great End, Bowfell, and Great Gable), the largest and longest lake in England (Windermere at 10.5 miles long), as well as England's deepest lake (Wastwater). 41,100 people live within the boundaries of the National Park, which attracts over 19 million visitors a year.

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