Six Lakes to Explore and Enjoy

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To most visitors, it is the magnificence of the lakes which brings that special distinction to the scenery.  Their ever changing nature, light and reflections transform the countryside, whatever the weather, and delight and amaze the onlooker.

Mile wide Derwentwater, island studded and with Keswick on its shores is probably the busiest, setting the scene for the impressive Borrowdale Valley.  Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater lie close together in the lovely and peaceful Vale of Lorton.

Nearby, Bassenthwaite Lake, the only 'lake', and Thirlmere, the reservoir for Manchester, are both dominated by the steep slopes of their shoreline mountains.