Wednesday, 19 November 2014

How many lakes are there...................................... in the English Lake District?

Our boat trip on Windermere... on the last day of our recent break.

The English Lake District is well known... but how many lakes are there in the National Park?

The largest lake is popularly known as Lake Windermere... it's correct name is just Windermere.
Our trip was on one of the smaller launches.

Lake Bassenthwaite.
The only named lake in "The Lakes" is Lake Bassenthwaite in the north.
So the answer to the popular question "how many lakes are there in the Lake District" is one!

Crummock Water.
The larger lakes are known as meres or water, with the smaller ones named as tarns.
Well known examples are Coniston Water, Ullswater, Buttermere and Blea Tarn.

There are almost 100 named bodies of water in the district... with many more unnamed small tarns.

Windermere is over 11 miles long and they have bigger launches doing longer cruises
 We had fantastic weather on the day... a great end to our holiday.

Skywatch Friday


TexWisGirl said...

those tour boats look great! those views are wonderful!

Margaret Adamson said...

That was a lovely way to end your holiday with gorgeous weather and you got great shot. It is a very beautiful place

Bill Nicholls said...

My only problem with the lakes is it reliance of tourests and vistiors to make a living. I found it like going to the coast where you find lot od shops selling usless tat

Bob Bushell said...

Great photos of the great English Lakes, cheers Andrew.

Meoww said...

English country side. Lovely blue skies and deep blue water! What a wonderful time and place to be :) Lovely shots.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the lake, very picturesque.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A trick question indeed! Named or unnamed, I know I'd love all these bodies of water and just wish I could visit them in person! Beautiful pictures, wonderful holiday. And surely the next-best thing to being there.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful countryside and photos! Would love to visit sometime.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots!

Stewart M said...

What a great place it is - on the morning train commute to work, its hard to believe I used to live there!

Oh well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Light and Voices said...

Greetings and Salutations from Illinois! I really enjoyed learning that there are so many lakes. It looks like you two enjoyed the boat cruise. I love the image with the three boats on shore.

maryaustria said...

Such a beautiful area! Wonderful shots!