The majority of the county is made up of the Lake District, a region of high peaks and picturesque lakes carved out by glaciers some 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.
For walkers and hill climbers there are some classic peaks to climb, some of the better known being, The Old Man of Coniston, Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Great Gable and Englands highest point, Scafell Pike.Alston, which is the highest market town in England.King Fat Badger is a character who likes to spend his time in comfort, in a comfortable inn, sitting down to dinner with an english drink, good ale.Oh to be in England, to wine & dine with a fat badger.Places worth visiting include: The historic walled city of Chester, with its distinctive half timbered buildings.
Tatton Park, a Regency mansion set in magnificent landscaped grounds. Cumbria is probably Englands most picturesque county.
Devon is covered by Dartmoor National Park in the south and Exmoor National Park in the north.
The county is rich in prehistoric monuments, and traces of Bronze Age hut circles can be found on Dartmoor.
Today, the popularity of Lake Windermere, Kendal, and Grasmere, as well as Beatrix Potters house near Sawrey can be found among some of Englands highest peaks.
Places worth visiting include: Kirkby Lonsdale, set on a hill above the River Lune, is one of the most beautiful towns in Cumbria.
Now home to a 3000 acre wild animal park Sandy, the home of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, hosts a 104 acre nature reserve.