Travelling from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District

Yorkshire Dales

In the North of England sits not 1 but 2 of Britain’s most stunning Natural Parks. Travelling from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District is nice and easy, especially if you’re going to be staying in the south Lakes.

Travelling from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District

Once upon a time these two natural landscapes were thought to be worlds apart, but truth be told they are in fact as good as neighbours. Especially that is since both parks have been officially extended.

As recently as 2016 it was declared the Lake District would expand by 3 percent. Although it may not sound much, this, in fact, translates into an additional 27 square miles. Even more significantly, it was announced the Yorkshire Dales boundary would spread by around a quarter in size. This equated to a further 161 square miles of land.

So, as you can imagine this made travelling from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District pretty easy. Well, in terms of actual distance at least. When it comes from reaching the true heart of either national park, from the Yorkshire Dale you can reach Windermere within the hour by car. Hit the traffic right and you can really be sat in your hot tub in under 45 minutes!

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Much like the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales are filled with a wonderful landscape. The Dales themselves are the deep valleys, where you can find yourself walking across the meadows or driving through windy country roads.

Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle are among the Attractions in the Yorkshire Dales. You can also delve underground and discover the hidden beauty of White Scar Cliffs and Gaping Gills. Above ground, though it’s all about the countryside. The waters may not be as vast as the Lake District, but there’s an abundance of natural waterfalls and the wildlife is fantastic for the avid bird watcher.

Lake District National Park

If you’re travelling from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District by car, then you can either travel direct or take a scenic drive along the coast. Alternatively, take one of the picturesque train journeys that join these 2 parks together.

Once you’ve arrived in the Lake District you will instantly see the similarities. There’s something pretty special and uniquely British about the countryside. It is, however, the Lakes themselves that make this part of Cumbria stand out.

The 16 main bodies of water include Buttermere, Coniston Water, Grasmere and Windermere. Popular things to do in the Lake District include the Windermere Lake Cruises. Then there’s the world of Beatrix Potter and Muncaster Castle. The abundance of walking and hiking routes available helped make the Lake District one of the UK’s most visited destinations.

18th-century poet Williams Wordsworth put the Lake District on the map during the late 1700’s/early 1800’s. While famed author Alfred Wainwright would go on to write his serious entitled “A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells” between 1955 and 1966.

Where to Stay in the Lake District

If you’re looking for somewhere special to stay for a holiday or romantic break, then visit the Windermere Boutique Spa. With cinema rooms, Swedish hot rooms and a hot tub, you’ll experience a taste of pure luxury.

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