Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England

Five of our Favourite Views around the Lake District National Park

Posted by Luci Ackers on Mar 16, 2015
Bench in the Lake District
Bench in the Lake District

With all the incredible sights the Lake District has to offer, it is difficult to know where to start for that ideal beauty spot. But to help you out we have put together a list of our top five favourite viewpoints. 


Scafell Pike

The highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, stands an impressive almost 980 metres high in the Lake District National Park. Climbing to the top will take a couple of hours depending on fitness levels but the views on the route up (whichever path you decide to take) and from the summit itself, are completely worth the effort. Huge peaks and valleys roll out before you and wonderful scenery stretches as far as the eye can see.

From the Boat

Aptly named for its spectacular geography, the Lake District has a huge variety of stunning lake scenery. Derwentwater is a large oval lake near the town of Keswick and is surrounded by peaks and fells, giving it a picturesque backdrop on all sides. Lovely old wooden rowing boats sit peacefully on the surface while the famous fells such as Catbells cast their reflections from where they loom at the shores. The Keswick Launch is a lake cruise that provides the perfect way to enjoy the panoramic views of the lake and its surroundings from the water itself. Alternatively climb Catbells and view Derwentwater from the western side, and see the expanse of blue surrounded by dramatic peaks, from high above on the grassy mountain.

Friar's Crag

The little section of land jutting into the lake Derwentwater is believed to have gained its name thanks to the monks who would board boats here in order to travel across to St. Herbert's Island. An easy path, suitable for wheelchairs, leads to this little look out and there are clear views over to Derwent Isle as well as the twin peaks at the other end of the lake known as the Jaws of Borrowdale. John Ruskin once described this view as one of the three most beautiful scenes in Europe and there is now a little bench amongst the pine scenery so you can sit and stay a while, to take it all in.


Haystacks is one of the better known peaks of the Lake District and climbing it has become a popular mission for a large number of tourists. As you climb it you get great views of the surrounding tarns such as Blackbeck Tarn but as you reach the summit, it is Lake Buttermere that steals the show. Looking down from the top of Haystacks, the views of this expanse of water are stunning, with hills and peaks surrounding it, and their reflections mirrored back at them.

Aira Force

Quite possibly one of the best waterfalls in the Lake District, Aira Force is set against the enchanting woodland around the shores of the Lake Ullswater. The waterfall is situated in landscaped gardens developed by the Howard family in the 1780s. It falls below a stone footbridge and drops over 60 feet, cascading over the rocky ledges to create frothy white foam at the bottom.

To find out how you can stay in our fantastic Lake District property and discover these amazing places for yourself, follow the link below.

Share this post:
Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

0 Comments related to this article
Submit a Comment
Cancel Reply
Name *  
Email address *    
Comment *  
Submit Comment

All comments will be moderated before being displayed

How do I find out more?
Request our beautifully illustrated brochure

Braithwaite Court is part of the Holiday Property Bond's growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 32 years to combine "home from home" comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 35 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with over 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages.

For a summary of how HPB can give you and your family a lifetime of wonderful holidays and the risks as well as the benefits of an investment please read "How and how much" below.

Then we would be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. Please just complete and submit this form or telephone our FREE brochure line on 0800 230 0391.

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

* Indicates required fields

This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times