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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Buttermere

Buttermere Panoramic View

Located among the western lakes in England’s Lake District, ruggedly beautiful Buttermere is one of a chain of three spectacular lakes. Running from northwest to southeast, Loweswater (148 acres), Crummock Water (618 acres) and Buttermere (222 acres) provide some of…

Lake Windermere

Windermere Calm Waters

Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, covering more than 3,600 acres (1,476 hectares) in northwest England’s famous Lake District. Called simply Windermere by many, it has enjoyed a wide popularity among travelers for more than 160 years.…

Brotherswater

View of Brotherswater

Surrounded by green fields, grazing sheep and scenic hillsides, Brotherswater is found in northwest England’s Lake District National Park. At 47 acres there is some controversy as to whether Brotherswater is one of the smallest lakes or largest tarns (mountain…

Bassenthwaite Lake

Water Reflections at Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake is a scenic peaceful lake located in England’s Lake District. In this land of many lakes, Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water to actually be called a lake. Neighboring water bodies are called waters, meres, tarns…

Lake District

Scenic Wastwater

Holiday in England’s Lake District, and you will find sparkling lakes set amidst stunning mountain scenery, wild heather carpeting gently rolling hills, and green fields surrounding pastoral farmland and historic villages. Located along the country’s northwest coast, in the county…

Ladybower Reservoir

Dam at Ladybower Reservoir

The hunter waits patiently for the birds to emerge at Ladybower Reservoir. There is a rustle then the grouse break cover, their wings thrumming and beating their escape. Unable to get a shot but hardly disappointed, the hunter climbs from…

Bluebell Lakes

Fishing is serious sport in Great Britain: Bluebell Lakes is one of the favored places to engage in this sport. With few natural lakes, the English countryside is home to prized small waterways brimming with fish. Historical estates often included…