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Inspirational Cumbria

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Cumbria has it all ...

Image above: Mountain biking on Helvellyn © Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism. [Skip to Images]

Cumbria is best known for the Lake District National Park, containing England’s highest mountains and some of England's biggest lakes but it also contains a part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Eden Valley, part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the western end of Hadrian’s Wall, and borders the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Hyning Estate is located near Kendal in Cumbria close to Junction 37 on the M6 Motorway and is a great place from which to explore the whole of Cumbria which has something to offer all visitors, young and old, those seeking adventure, and those seeking peace and quiet, with its history, landscape of mountains, lakes and caves, historic railways and much more.


Photographic glimpses into Cumbria (Click an image for a slideshow)

We hope that you will be inspired to visit Cumbria by the photographs on this page. Please respect the copyright of the named Photographers and Cumbria Tourism.

You'll also find lots more to do in the "Welcome to Lakeland Guide"

 

Lakes, Valleys, Stone Walls, Bridges and Tarns (Click or tap an image to start a slide show)

Rydal Water (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Snow capped mountains at Wastwater (c) Stewart Smith and Cumbria Tourism

Grisedale valley, Patterdale (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Ullswater steamers, Ullswater (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Looking over Ashness Bridge to Derwent Water and Skiddaw (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

The Kentmere Valley (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Dawn over Ullswater (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

Cockley Beck Bridge, Duddon Valley (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Derwentwater near Keswick (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

"Ruskin" landing at the Brantwood jetty with the Coniston fells behind (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

Looking over Blea Tarn to the Langdale Pikes at Dawn on a spring morning (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

Loughrigg Tarn, Langdale (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

A Romantic Getaway

Standing on jetty, Ullswater (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

Afternoon tea at Storrs Hall Hotel (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Peel Island on Coniston Water (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

The Britannia Inn, Elterwater (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

The Masons Arms, Strawberry Bank (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Sitting on Jetty by Derwentwater (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

The Drunken Duck Inn at Barngates (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

The Punchbowl Inn & Restaurant at Crosthwaite (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Kendal

Kendal Castle at night (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

Kendal Town Centre (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Nether Bridge, Kendal (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

The 1657 Chocolate House in Kendal (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

Kendal Brewery Arts Centre (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Kendal Mountain Film Festival Art exhibition in the brewery Arts Centre (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

Mintfest International Street Theatre Festival in Kendal (c) Steve Barber and Cumbria Tourism

Kendal - River Kent (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Nearby Villages and Market Towns

Kirkby Stephen (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Limestone terraces, Kirkby Stephen (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Christmas - Kirkby Lonsdale Church (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

River Lune at Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

 

The Howgills near Appleby (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Chain Ferry at Windermere (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Windermere covered in mist caused by a temperature inversion common in Spring and Autumn (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

Windermere and Langdale Pikes (c) Stewart Smith and Cumbria Tourism

 

Lots to do ...

Touring above Thirlmere (c) Steve Barber and Cumbria Tourism

Cycling through the Tilberthwaite valley near Coniston (c) Ben Barden and Cumbria Tourism

Walking on Brant Fell Windermere (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Family canoeing on Ullswater (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

 

Horse Riding (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

 Kankku off road driving Troutbeck (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Rowing on Grasmere (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Sailing on Coniston Water (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

 

More Places to Explore

Hadrians Wall national trail at Birdoswald (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Birdoswald - Sunrise (c) Andrew Heptinstall and Cumbria Tourism

Rydal Mount Gardens in Winter (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

The Arts & Crafts House, Windermere (c) Tony West and Cumbria Tourism

 

Spring images of daffodils and The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (c) Brian Sherwen and Cumbria Tourism

Grasmere Gingerbread (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

Lowther Horse Trials & Show (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism

National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola (c) Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism