The Lake District and Cumbria
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Famous Lake District writers include William Wordsworth, one of the most famous of the Lakes Poets, and Beatrix Potter of Peter Rabbit fame. You can visit a number of properties where they lived and where they set their works, as well as numerous historic houses and gardens.
The Lake District fells are still explored today by walkers using the Alfred Wainwright guides, as well as modern technology. A Wainwright wrote his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells over 13 years, finishing the last in 1965. That they are still relevant today is testament to the unchanging and unspoilt landscape of the Lake District National Park.
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Getting to The Lake District & Cumbria
Coming from the south the main motorway is the M6. The West Coast Mainline has trains stopping at Oxenholme near Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle. A local line connects Oxenholme to Windermere station. Buses run from Penrith and Carlisle stations to Keswick.
From Scotland the same West Coast train line applies, and the A74 motorway joins the M6 just north of Carlisle.
From the east the A66 runs across the Pennines to connect towns and cities along the M1 region to Cumbria. The A69 runs from Newcastle and Northumberland to Carlisle and the M6.
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