An exploration of the Lake District takes us to Lake Windermere. At ten and a half miles long and 219 feet deep, Windermere is England’s largest lake. Its name comes from the Scandanavian for ‘lake of a man called Vinandr’. Windermere is surrounded by mountain peaks and villages, including Bownesson- Windermere, where The World of Beatrix Potter
attraction has modern displays on the children’s writer. In the North, trails lead to Orrest Head, a hill with views across the lake and the fells beyond. Windermere and the surrounding area is arguably the most famous and popular area in the whole of the Lake District.