Windermere is England’s biggest lake, stretching an incredible 10.5 miles (18 kilometres) long. It was formed by glaciers in ice ages, thousands of years ago. You’ll find Windermere in the Lake District, where children’s author Beatrix Potter once lived. It’s the perfect spot to unwind on your British adventure.
Wander along the watersides to admire views of the shining lake and mountain peaks. Many writers and artists have found inspiration here, and you’ll quickly see why. For a different perspective, walk one of the paths along the hillsides. You’ll find routes for all abilities with mesmerising vistas all around.
This region is renowned for its watersports, so why not take part in some? If you don’t feel like kayaking or paddle boarding, you can always board a relaxing boat tour between lakeside settlements. You’ll soon see what makes this one of England’s most popular destinations.
Nearby resort villages such as Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere offer cosy stops for local food and drinks. At the Jetty Museum, learn about the history of boating on this picturesque lake. West of the waters, visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead to discover original works from this beloved children’s author.View Lake District