Loch Assynt

Panoramic View of Loch Assynt

Hidden away in a remote corner of Northwestern Scotland, Loch Assynt offers a scenic vista consisting of nearly 2,000 acres of sparkling cold waters, several nearby mountains, a castle in ruins, a small settlement and plenty of solitude. The nearly…

Fen Drayton Lakes

Fen Drayton Dragonflies

Just north of the tiny village of Fen Drayton in Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, a series of small ponds called the Fen Drayton Lakes anchors the Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve. Located within a stone’s throw of the River Great Ouse, the…

Loch Duich

Loch Duich Boats

Mysterious and romantic, beautiful Loch Duich holds a special place in the history and hearts of Scotland’s West Highlands. Loch Duich featured prominently in the 1719 Battle of Glen Shiel between British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and…

Loughrigg Tarn

Scenic View of Loughrigg Tarn

Loughrigg Tarn is a charming country lake set in northwest England’s Lake District National Park. The calm water of this peaceful lake mirrors wooded fells and the peaks of nearby Langdale Pikes. Found within easy driving distance of Grasmere Lake…

Crag Lough

View of Crag Lough

Set within the southern end of England’s Northumberland National Park, Crag Lough is one of three lakes known as the Roman Wall Loughs. The cliffs that rise above Crag Lough’s southern shore support remains of historic Hadrian’s Wall, attracting hikers…

Lough Beg

Lough Beg, a freshwater lake in the northeastern part of Northern Ireland, is located near the center of the province of Ulster and straddles two counties, Londonderry and Antrim. Londonderry has become a Catholic majority county since the 1980s, while…

Grindon Lough

Grindon Lough is a beautiful country lake found among the hills and dales of North East England. Set within the southern boundary of Northumberland National Park, Grindon Lough is managed as a National Nature Reserve by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. There…

Greenlee Lough

Located in Northumberland National Park, Greenlee Lough is Northumberland County’s largest natural lake. Considered one of the Roman Wall Loughs, Greenlee sits in close proximity to Hadrian’s Wall, one of England’s historic treasures. The lake area is designated as a…

Bala Lake

Sunset at Bala Lake

Bala Lake is nestled in the gentle rolling hills of North Wales and has stunning mountains resting in the background. The lake, called Llyn Tegid in Welsh, means Lake of Serenity, and Bala Lake’s beauty leaves its admirers feeling peaceful…

Llyn Brianne Reservoir

Shore View of Llyn Brianne Reservoir

The Llyn Brianne Reservoir is a beautiful 530-acre (2.1 square kilometer) body of water nestled in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales. Created in 1972 by damming a section of the River Towy, the reservoir’s purpose is to store winter rain…

Coniston Water

Gondola at Coniston Water

Coniston Water is in England’s Lake District, its spectacular landscapes making it an impressive tourist attraction in its own right. However, Coniston Water has an infamous history that makes it an even more interesting holiday location: Several water-based speed records…

Derwentwater

Derwentwater Reflections

Cumbria, in northwest England, is home to Lake District National Park, established in 1951. All of the land in England that exceeds an elevation of 3,000 feet (914.4 meters) can be found in this national park, which is the country’s…

Loch Morar

Sunset on the Hills at Loch Morar

The deepest loch in the western Highlands of Scotland is beautiful Loch Morar. Gouged from the rock by glaciers, this water body reaches the extreme depth of 1,017 feet – deeper than most of the seabed off Scotland’s west coast.…

Ullswater

Scenic View of Ullswater

Cumbria, in northwest England’s famous Lake District, is home to diverse natural features that attract visitors from near and far. Ullswater, a natural freshwater lake, is one of those unmatched attractions that lures travelers from around the world. The area…

Llyn Padarn

Tower of Dolbadarn Castle at Llyn Padarn

Llyn Padarn (Lake Padarn) is a sparkling 242-acre (one square kilometer) lake nestled in the Llanberis Pass at the foot of Mount Snowdon, (Wales’ highest mountain) in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north Wales. The lake is part of…