The Lakes of the Lake District.
Derwentwater near Keswick.
Welcome to the EDGE Guide to the lakes of Cumbria. The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
An inspiration to Wordsworth and the 'Lake Poets', the Lakes are truly outstanding. Providing magnificent scenery for the visitor.
Most visitors to the Lake District tend to congregate around the more well known (and more accessible) lakes. These are Coniston Water, Derwentwater, Ullswater and Windermere.
It is a pity more people don't visit the lesser known lakes given how beautiful they are.
By reading this guide you are becoming much more knowledgable and therefore able to get the best out of the area compared to the average tourist.
Buttermere on a crisp March morning.
It is a fact that most people take their holidays in the Summer, and although Cumbria is definately a Summer destination, the lakes and fells of the Lake District are particularly beautiful in Autumn. Both the photographs on this page were taken in March however, which goes to show Cumbria is a year round destonation.
Winter and early Spring provide crisp mornings with crystal clear air - the best time for photographing the lakes. See the gallery.
We have given short descriptions of the lakes with photographs and maps and suggested walks and links to the nearest towns and other places of interest.
The Lake District National Park.