Area: 2292 sq km
It is one of the Lakes' most well-loved sons who has come to influence the area and became most associated with it: Alfred Wainwright. The rambler-turned-cartographer took walks across his beloved Lakeland, jotting down the routes he had taken and exactly what he came across. These went on to form the Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, which now acts almost as a bible for avid walkers looking to explore the area.
It's not, of course, just the influence of Wainwright that brings tourists to the National Park in their droves (it has the highest visitor numbers of all), but also the lakes themselves. These include Wast Water and Windermere, which are respectively the deepest and longest in Great Britain.
England's only nesting pair of Golden Eagles can be found in the Lake District, and although the female has not been seen since 2004 the male still remains. Conservationists believe he is now the only resident Golden Eagle in England. Visitors and local residents participate in many activities such as water sports, cycling, walking, theatre and wine tasting.
The Lake District National Park weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within the Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
Weather Warnings and alerts for the Lake District National Park are also displayed during periods of severe weather from the 5 day weather forecast available for each location by clicking on a marker on the map. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.
Weather hazards over 300m
Sorry, forecast is available in English only.
|Blizzards||Heavy snow||Storm force winds|
|Gales||Severe chill effect||Persistent hill fog|
|Thunderstorms||Heavy persistent rain||Strong sunlight|