World heritage status for the Lake District last year (2017) confirmed what many people had long felt: this is a special part of England, long defined by its lakes and fells, famed for its association with William Wordsworth, John Ruskin, and Beatrix Potter.
In the last few years the Lake District has also earned another distinction, that of a destination for those who love and appreciate good food.
Top restaurants (four with Michelin stars), great pubs in wonderful locations, award-winning food and drink producers (some 40 small breweries, for instance), and a wealth of farm shops has enriched a landscape which has been celebrated for well over 200 years.
From Euston to Oxenholme The Lake District: average journey time — 2 hours, 38 minutes; return ticket (off peak) £103.
From Euston to Penrith (North Lakes): average journey time — 3 hours; return ticket (off peak) £107.
Via M40 and M6 — 4 hours 50 minutes – 6 hours 30 minutes (298 miles).
Christian Dymond has been a freelance writer for over 20 years. He’s the author of four editions of Dymond Guides to Cumbria, including a cultural guide and a food and drink guide. He has also written for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times. His online Lake District travel guide can be found here.Read More