Cumbria - Featured Destinations
A growing collection of panoramas taken from Cumbria in England. Each panoramic image is accompanied by a description of what can be seen in the local area, providing a growing library of information for those wishing to travel and visit this historic part of the United Kingdom renowned for it's natural beauty.
Cumbria was formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire. The most famous part of Cumbria is the Lake District National Park
, which covers an area some 30 miles across in which is the highest mountain in England and some of the biggest lakes. Four of the mountains of the Lake District are over 1000m (3000 ft) high.
To the north, Cumbria is bordered by the Solway and here is the western end of Hadrian's Wall. In May 2003, the Hadrian's Wall Path was opened as one of the 'National Trails'. The area contains many famous towns, most of which are now associated with tourism and walking holidays in the Lake District. Cumbria may be broken up into 7 areas. These are listed below along with the principle towns.
Travel and Getting There:
- Cockermouth: Buttermere, Loweswater, and Crummock Water
- Keswick: Borrowdale
- Central Cumbria Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Coniston
- West Cumbria: Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Wigton, Sellafield, Millom, Eskdale, Wasdale, St Bees
- East Cumbria: Penrith, Eden Valley, North Pennines, Alston, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen
- North Cumbria: Carlisle, Caldbeck, Brampton, Lanercost, Bewcastle, Hadrian's Wall
- South Cumbria: Kendal, Cartmel, Barrow-in-Furness, Kirkby Lonsdale, Yorkshire Dales, Sedbergh
Road: The M6 motorway runs north / south through Cumbria. Junction 36 is near Kendal, junction 40 for Penrith and junctions 42-44 for Carlisle.
Rail: Carlisle on the West Coast Main Line from London Euston to Glasgow. There are also lines to Carlisle from Dumfries, Newcastle, and Leeds. Other stations in on the West Coast Main Line are at Penrith and Oxenholme (for Kendal and Windermere).