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The Lake District named Britain’s top walking destination

Published on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Categorised under: Play, Active , Cumbria, Lake District, Lifestyle, Sport

The Lake District in Cumbria is officially the most popular destination for walking in Britain, according to a new survey by Ordnance Survey.

The OS Maps service analysed more than 500,000 routes over ten years and revealed that The Lake District has topped the country’s league table, with Keswick and Ambleside being the most popular locations for walkers.

An impressive 18 of the 20 most popular places to create a walking route are in The Lakes – taking in popular locations including Grasmere, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike.

Ian Stephens, Managing Director for Cumbria Tourism, said: “This research confirms that The Lake District is indeed the UK’s Adventure Capital.

“With some of the most spectacular scenery you are likely to find, it’s great to see that The Lake District remains a firm favourite.

"Whether you’re taking a gentle lakeside stroll with the family or scrambling up more challenging locations such as Sharp Edge on Blencathra, this spectacular landscape appeals to everyone from the occasional walker to the more specialist adventurer.”

The Lake District also recently topped a list of the best places in the UK to start a family.

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