A drive around the south east corner of Lakeland including some varied and interesting attractions. The popular towns of Kendal and Bowness, a number of famous historic houses, the beautiful Cartmel peninsula plus England’s largest lake, Windermere. 48 miles.
This page contains links to 5 fabulous drives around the Southern 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 Windermere and Coniston along with some spectacular scenery and driving in the south west Lakes around Eskdale and Wasdale. Beyond the Lakes into southern Cumbria there are some glorious coastal areas around the Furness, Cartmel and Arnside peninsulas. South east Cumbria also includes part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park which has its own unique beauty. 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 the Furness peninsula, an area heavily influenced firstly by the monks of Furness Abbey and later by steel manufacture and ship building. The route visits a number of associated attractions and also some wonderful coastal scenery. 41 miles.