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The Western Lake District is a world away from the tourist centres of Windermere and the other towns and villages in south lakes region. Surprisingly untouched by tourism, the westerly side of the Lake District remains wild and remote. It also has the region’s most magnificent views and Forest Views Caravan Park is perfectly placed to take in the abundance of nature and everything there is to see and visit here.

The Lake District is also known as the Lakes or Lakeland. It is a mountainous region in Cumbria and a popular holiday destination. Best known for its lakes, forests and mountains and fells, the Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. The great poet William Wordsworth, writer Beatrix Potter and artist John Ruskin all have strong connections with the Lakes, adding to the romance and history of the area.


Stanley Ghyll Force is a 60-foot-high waterfall set in an extraordinary deep, narrow gorge, where rhododendrons growing on craggy ledges and precipices provide an eastern backdrop. The force is accessed either from the car park at the Dalegarth Station of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, or the National Trust car park. Extreme care is needed in places, as the path is steep and unfenced.


 Situated on Whitehaven’s historic Georgian harbour. The Beacon Museum follows the social, industrial and maritime heritage of the area. From Romans to Russian Samovars, Viking raiders to Victorian traders. There is also a viewing gallery that offers unrivalled views of Whitehaven and the Solway Coast. Visitors can learn about the west Cumbrian nuclear industry and the Sellafield Story.


The Lakes Distillery is located next to the River Derwent. Visitors can experience a distillery tour or simply enjoy the surroundings, including the friendly herd of alpacas. You can book an ‘alpaca package’ and walk an alpaca; perfect for family days out. Visitors can also enjoy a walk along the River Derwent and use the grounds for picnics in the summer months.


There is a wealth of adventure activities to enjoy in the Western Lake District from walking and running to water sports and extreme off road to climbing and abseiling. You will also come across more unusual activities such as husky sledding, hot air balloon flights and for the sturdier, a journey to the 978m Scafell Pike summit -the highest point in England.