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Mountain landscape of meadow, wood and fell
The western valleys of the Lake District - Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon - include some of the most wild, dramatic landscapes in the UK.
In Wasdale, a mountain triptych - Great Gable (birthplace of rock-climbing), Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain), and Yewbarrow - broods over Wastwater: the deepest lake in England.
Eskdale and the Duddon valley both boast acres of English woodland and fell, with remote spots for wild camping, as well as deep river-pools perfect for swimming.
Hardknott Roman fort in Eskdale was once home to an auxiliary cohort of Roman soldiers from the Balkans. Patrol the walls or keep watch for sea-raiders sailing from the Isle of Man.