The Lake District of England is a region of beautiful mountain and lake scenery in northwest England, lying in the adjacent shires of Cumberland
, and northern Lancashire
, including Furness Peninsula. The area is about 70 square miles.
The northern part of the region is centered by the Cumberland mountains. The Eden River Valley borders the district on the northeast, while the Lune Valley bounds it on the southeast. On the south is Morecambe Bay and on the north and west is the Irish Sea.
Lake Windermere, the largest lake of the district and of England, ten miles long by one mile wide, is situated between Lancashire and Westmorland. To the west is Conistonwater, dominated by the peak, Coniston Old Man.
There are many beautiful waterfalls in the district. The most noted are the Falls of Lodore and Scale Force. The principal rivers include the Eamont, Lowther, Leven, Caldew, Derwent, Gretna, and Duddon.