The Lake District - one of the most unique and breathtaking places in the entire United Kingdom. A mecca for walkers, hikers and climbers from around the globe, and rightly so! There's nowhere else quite like it. William Wordsworth himself, a resident in the area for much of his life, called it: 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'. It's nature in full flourish, teeming with wildlife, and countryside as green and as lush as the freshest spring grass. It has everything: dramatic valleys, gushing streams and rivers, majestic mountains and the most gorgeous expanses of open water. Yes, we say 'open water', because there is in fact only one 'official lake' in the Lake District: Bassenthwaite Lake! All the others are 'waters' or 'tarns'.
Why choose a walking holiday in the Lake District? If you want to see the finest example of England's rural landscape, and you love walking, there really is no better place to visit than the Lake District. The sheer variety and number of walks on offer is mind-boggling. This means there is something for everyone. From low-level walks full of literary and historical points of interest, to challenging high-level ascents for the more energetic and ambitious hiker, and everything in between. Here at The Carter Company, we're proud to differentiate ourselves by offering walks that allow you to get off the beaten track a little bit and away from the very busy, tourist-heavy routes that can spoil an otherwise delightful visit to the Lakes in peak season. We work closely with incredibly experienced and knowledgeable local guides to curate a unique and extra special Lake District experience for our customers. Finally, we've scoured the region with a fine comb to locate the finest luxury boutique hotels, offering excellent service, stunning food and rooms with oodles of local character and charm.