The Lake District is a National Park English part of Cumbria. With its 2280 square kilometers of lakes and mountains, is the largest national park in England. It contains the highest mountains of England, including Scafell Pike (978 m), its highest point. The region, Kingdom of hiker, is known to be the inspiration of the Lake poets, including William Wordsworth.
The Lake District National Park covers about 55 km. To the west of the park is the Irish Sea, and north, east and west lies the rest of the county of Cumbria. The park is mountainous, its characteristics are the result of glaciation, the last being the Würm Glaciation. The ice was the cause of the formation of glacial valleys, hosting several lakes to which the region takes its name. Found in the park of cirques glacial. Regarding the flora, there are the sundews ferns, of Callunes, of pines and oaks. Regarding the fauna, there are the red squirrels, and golden eagles and fish of the genus Salvelinus, from the park.
The Lake District is a popular tourist destination offering many activities, especially outdoors, such as hiking, the biking, the sailing (Lake Windermere). There are railway popular with tourists, and pleasure boats, including the lake of Ullswater. The area became a national park in 1951, and therefore is well protected against the industry. The circuit of poets is a route in the central part of the Lake District evokes poets (Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey) who were inspired in one way or another by the landscapes of the Lake District.