The Lake District itself is now a designated World Heritage Site, and the South Lakes offers an incredible mix of beautiful scenery, cultural heritage and abundant flora and fauna. Here you’ll find ancient woodlands, river valleys, of course the beautiful lakes and mountains. In the South Lakes you can discover the villages of Hawkshead, Grasmere, or if you head towards Coniston and the west side of Windermere you’ll find quiet paths and tracks to explore. There are literally hundreds of great pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from, and they give cyclists and adventurers a warm welcome. So if you’re interested in Donald Campbell’s Bluebird or a steam train ride; Beatrix Potter or Wordsworth; medieval castles, or the arts and crafts movement; the South Lakes has it all.