When it comes to the Lake District, it’s easy to paint a picture: mountains, lakes, winding roads, dry-stone walls and knots of houses. But, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
It’s taken over 500 million years to craft the landscape as we know it. Ocean floors, volcanic eruptions, glaciers and meltwater make up the Lake District’s story. With so much history built into the landscape, it has its fair share of obscure facts.
We’ve put together 10 of our favourite things you didn’t know about the Lake District.