Interesting facts and the Lake District in numbers
This page is a text translation of the infographic on What is the Lake District and what does it provide you page of the Partnership Plan.
Interesting facts about the Lake District
- It contains two world heritage sites, 'The English Lake District' and 'Frontiers of the Roman Empire'.
- England's largest National Park, covering 2,362 km2.
- Home to England's highest mountain Scarfell Pike
- Home to England's deepest lake, Wastwater, 74m.
- Home to the largest lake in England, Windermere, 14.8 km2.
- Was a source of artistic inspiration for Ruskin, Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
- Contains the largest concentration of common land in the UK, 666 km2.
- 16 main 'lakes' but only one offical lake, Bassenthwaite Lake, the others are 'meres' or 'waters'.
- Home to Herdwick sheep, a native breed.
- 341.4 mm of rain in 24hours at Honister Pass during Storm Desmond in 2015 - (English record).
- 767.8 km - the greatest concentration of inland waters.
- Inspired and led to the creation of the conservation movement and the National Trust
- The Lake District National Park provides 40% of the drinking water for the North West of England every day of the year.