The Lake District
In the mountainous region north West of England you will find yourself in the Lake District also referred to The Lakes or as Lakeland. Apart from being so popular among tourists for its beautiful lakes and mountains, The Lake District, much like all of England has a historical past in this particular case a connection of early 18th and 19th century poetry of William Wordsworth Thomas Gray and other poets that were inspired by this location. Interestingly enough, the Lake District has also been the inspiration for many crime novels including authors like Reginald Hill, Val McDermid and Martin Edwards. The Lake District has also been a constant theme in Ernest Hemmingway novels of 1926 The Torrents Of Spring. Film Directors like Ken Russell lived in the area of the Lake District until 2007 and even shot on location for two of his films Tommy and Malher.
Out of the 13 National Parks in England and Wales, The Lake District is the largest and second in the entire United Kingdom. Located in the county of Cumbria and shared among the counties of Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland, the Lake District contains the highest mountain in England called the Scafell Pike and also contains the longest and deepest lakes in England.
The Lake District’s location being on the North West coast of England, combined with its mountainous geography makes it the dampest part of England. It’s been reported that on an average about 80 inches of rain falls on the Lake District every year. In addition to the precipitation, the Lake District is also known to be extremely windy. Strong forces of wind known as gales are known to hit the coast anywhere from 20 to 100 times per year. During the year the hills experience an average of 20 snow days being that the hills are so low, 200 wet days, and 145 dry days.