Cumbria

For most people, Cumbria means the Lake District, which is one of the most impressive ranges of hills in England.

There’s no shortage of walks and views.

But it’s not all up. As the name suggests, there’s a lot of water to explore too, with boat trips and boat hire. We’ve hired canoes on Windermere, for example.

Head out to the coast, and there’s more to see too, with old railways, castles, and plenty of other attractions to visit.

Camping is extremely popular here too but can get busy and expensive in peak season, so it’s best to book early. However, we’ve found that camping just outside the heart of the Lakes, and driving in can be easier and cheaper, so don’t forget to check out those places too.

Photo: Boats we saw for hire on the shores of Ullswater in Cumbria. This boat hire was by a campsite we stayed at on the shores of the lake.

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