When planning a visit to this island nation, most people consider the country’s main cities, like London, Liverpool, or Edinburgh; however, the country’s industrial history, amazing estates, and many cathedrals are not all the United Kingdom has to offer. The UK’s stunning natural beauty packs a wallop compared to other countries three times her size, compacted into one immeasurable destination of incomparable allure. Tourico Vacations Reviews the Beauty of the United Kingdom – The Screes & Scafell Pike, a destination you won’t want to miss.
You’ll find deep river canyons, tall mountains stretching beyond the horizon, valleys that kiss the edges of these mountains, stunning lakes dotting the countryside, and innumerable beaches along the scooped out coastline that stretches a staggering near-20,000 miles if you include all of the beaches on the just-offshore islands, also.
The countryside most peppered with lakes and beauty, the Lake District of England, was named one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2017. This was considered a controversial designation, as it was not given as a nod towards the beauty of the region, but rather as a means of preserving the traditional sheep farms in the area. Regardless of the nature of the preservation efforts, the sheer beauty of this region deserves mention.
The Vikings brought much heritage to the United Kingdom, among it their language. Their word for mountains, fells, lends itself to this part of the UK’s mountain ranges that are surrounded by lakes, hence, the Lakeland fells. The largest non-manmade lake in England, Lake Windermere, is lovely. When the railroads arrived circa 1847, it brought much attention to the region and it has been a resort town since. Starkly dramatic against the backdrop, Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England, sees several hundreds of visitors each year. The Screes are a series of broken stones that remain from the most recent Ice Age. Their natural piling on top of one another reach from the depths of Lake Wastwater to 2,000 feet in the air.
Britain once voted this their favorite view in the United Kingdom. Wastwater and Scafell Pike are now under the National Trust’s ownership. You’ll find several sites for camping, and even some for “glamping.” There are also RV facilities. Tourico Vacations Reviews the Beauty of the United Kingdom and other popular destinations to help you plan!