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National Trust the Lake District

PLACES to STAY and MEMBERSHIP

Lake District Walking Holidays

With hundreds of fell tops in the Lake District there are many ways of reaching their summits, and working out different routes between them. There are a great many designated footpaths and walking trails to follow as well as organised and escorted walks in all the popular towns and villages. You do not have to climb to the top as the Lake District, with a reputation as the walking capital of the UK, has miles and miles of woodlands and lush valleys to stroll through. National Trust now provides great value holiday and leisure accommodation in the Lake District and has been conserving the nation's treasures for over a hundred years. It is Britain's largest conservation organisation, caring for over 300 historic houses, 700 miles of spectacular coastline and 600,000 acres of beautiful countryside. With National Trust membership you can obtain cheaper accommodation and can visit hundreds of fantastic places in England, Wales & Northern Ireland as many times as you like, You also get free car parking at most National Trust car parks, a Members handbook and a Map Guide - your guide to over 300 beautiful buildings and 200 glorious gardens.
Walking Holidays


Borrowdale Hotels

HOLIDAYS and HOTELS BOOKING SERVICE

Hotels in Borrowdale

Borrowdale is a beautiful region in the Lake District, in its widest sense the district round Keswick, Derwent Water and the valleys to the south of that lake, more strictly applied to that part of the Derwent valley between Stockley Bridge and the head of the Derwent Water. Outside Keswick, hotels and accommodation are available at various points on the lake, and also at Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller. Nearer Derwent Water are the famous Lodore and Barrow waterfalls, while above the Derwent on the east, is the beautiful Watendlath valley. ebookers is leading global online travel company offering some of the best value holidays and hotels in Borrowdale and worldwide travel deals on flights, hotels, holidays, car hire, travel insurance and cruises. On the ebookers website you have access to discounted airfares from over 200 airlines, and an extensive hotel inventory with more than 110,000 hotels across the globe, hundreds of holiday deals and regular offers with promotions. ebookers.com are ATOL protected and a member of IATA for your peace of mind.
Borrowdale Hotels


HOLIDAY COTTAGES and COUNTRY COTTAGES

Cottages in Coniston

The Lake District town of Coniston consists of a lake, a village and a well-known mountain called Coniston Old Man or the Old Man of Coniston in the south of the region. The lake is 5 miles long and less than half a mile wide, being the third largest lake in the area. Coniston Water is long and narrow and was formerly fringed with woods, these having been removed to a large extent to provide timber during the second world war. The village stands on a Church Beck and the grave of John Ruskin, the artist and art critic, is in the churchyard. Coniston also has an interesting Ruskin museum. From the vllage there are many walks and climbs to enjoy. With over 15,000 quality-graded cottages in the UK, France, Ireland and Italy cottages.com offers a wealth of variety and choice in Coniston, Cumbria in the Lake District. The new easy to use website has been designed to make finding and booking the perfect Coniston cottage easier and a more enjoyable experience. The portfolio boasts thatched cottages, castles, converted barns, heritage and luxury collections in addition to pet-friendly and properties with fantastic facilities like indoor pools and games rooms. Durations of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 nights+ are available. There really is something for everybody in the Lake District. cottages.com are ABTA bonded for your protection.
Cottages in Coniston


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Extracts from The Lake District by John L Blair, date unknown