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Lake District,

region of mountains and lakes, c.30 mi (50 km) in diameter, Cumbria, NW England. It includes the Cumbrian Mts. and part of the Furness peninsula. The district comprises 15 lakes, among them Ullswater, Windermere, Derwentwater, and Bassenthwaite; several beautiful falls; and some of England's highest peaks—Scafell Pike (3,210 ft/978 m), Scafell, and Helvellyn. Many of the region's valleys were deforested following Roman and Norse invasions. Numerous ancient relics remain, such as the stone circle near Keswick and the ruins of old castles and churches. This scenic district is a favorite resort of artists and writers. William WordsworthWordsworth, William,
1770–1850, English poet, b. Cockermouth, Cumberland. One of the great English poets, he was a leader of the romantic movement in England. Life and Works

In 1791 he graduated from Cambridge and traveled abroad.
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, Samuel Taylor ColeridgeColeridge, Samuel Taylor,
1772–1834, English poet and man of letters, b. Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire; one of the most brilliant, versatile, and influential figures in the English romantic movement.
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, and Robert SoutheySouthey, Robert
, 1774–1843, English author. Primarily a poet, he was numbered among the so-called Lake poets. While at Oxford he formed (1794) a friendship with Coleridge and joined with him in a plan for an American utopia along the Susquehanna River that was never
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 were known as the Lake Poets. Herwick sheep, native to the region, are raised. Tourism is a major source of income. The Forestry Commission has actively planted pine trees in the district. Lake District National Park (912 sq mi/2,360 sq km), which encompasses nearly the entire district, was established in 1951.
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Lake District

a region of lakes and mountains in NW England, in Cumbria: includes England's largest lake (Windermere) and highest mountain (Scafell Pike); national park; literary associations (the Lake Poets); tourist region
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Keswick is a market town in Cumbria in the northern part of the Lake District National Park. VISIT Historically in Cumberland the town is recorded in the 13th century as '''' Kesewic'''', meaning ''''farm where cheese is made'.
The possibility of considering the Lake District's cultural landscape for nomination as a World Heritage Site has been under discussion since 1999 and a partnership was formed in 2005 including a wide range of strategic bodies in Cumbria including Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Vision, the Lake District National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and the National Trust.
The PS1m scheme in the heart of the Lake District National Park features a vertical flow pond designed by Newcastle University on behalf of the Coal Authority.
Stops along the way include the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre and Ambleside.
The Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) project will see 103 acres of land up for sale in some of the most picturesque parts of the region.
The Lake District National Park Authority's voluntary wardens are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and are arranging something special in the picture postcard Hawkshead on Saturday, July 3.
The Lake District National Park Authority announced that it will hold a major conference with other National Parks Authorities to consider becoming GM-free.
Staff from the project - a partnership of the Forestry Commission, the Lake District National Park Authority and the RSPB - have maintained a round-the-clock guard on the nest since April.
The Osprey Project has been jointly run by the Forestry Commission, the lake District National Park Authority and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
There are some 1,800 miles of footpaths in the Lake District National Park to explore.
The Lake District National Park visitor centre is on the eastern shore at Brockhole and offers events during school holidays like lake trips and garden tours.