A drive from Keswick around the Skiddaw mountain range visiting the northernmost reaches of the Lake District. As well as beautiful lakes and mountains, attractions include picturesque villages, historic buildings and some unique wildlife. 41 miles.
This page contains links to 5 fabulous drives around the Northern Lake District & Cumbria. The area boasts some fantastic scenery and attractions both inside and just outside the National Park. This includes popular Lakeland destinations such as Keswick and Ullswater along with more peaceful areas around Crummock Water, Bassenthwaite lake, Caldbeck and Haweswater. Beyond the Lakes into northern Cumbria you will find the county capital city Carlisle and nearby Hadrian’s wall, coastal scenery and industrial heritage on the north west coast and the unspoilt Eden valley. Between them the 5 drives visit all of these wonderful places and many more inbetween. An interactive map of the 5 drives is also included.
A drive around Penrith and the unspoilt Eden Valley that features a number of historic buildings and prehistoric monuments. The scenic and gently undulating route also leads through some lovely old sandstone built villages, typical of this area. 45 miles.
A drive which includes Cumbria’s capital city Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the attractive Irthing valley. The area has a fascinating history and plenty of associated interests, the highlight being some of the best preserved Roman remains in the country. 46 miles.