There's nothing like a beautiful walk in the country side, or The Lake District should I say! I was actually born in a little town called Southport, England, and since I was a little girl I've probably visited the Lake District almost once a year with family. We go camping, hiking, enjoy throwing pebbles in the lakes like were children again, and really just relax and take in the beautiful surroundings that take you to a place in your mind that nothing else matters.
Chew Valley Lake is a large reservoir in the Chew Valley in Somerset, England, the fifth largest artificial lake in the UK and the largest in the southwest. It was created in the 50s. It's used to provide drinking water to the city of Bristol and surrounding area as well as to control the flow of the River Chew. The lake is fed by water Mendip Hills. Before the creation of the lake archaeological investigations showed that the area had been inhabited from the Neolithic to the Roman occupation. The lake is very important for its bird life and has therefore been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area for birds. It is a national center for bird watching because it is home to more than 260 species, among which are stable colonies and migratory colonies. On the lake you can sailing and trout fishing.
If you are planning to visit the English city of Norwich, you have to stop at UEA (University of East Anglia), on the outskirts of the city. One of the greatest features of the landscape is the lake which is right next to the residences. This area is perfect for barbecues, to take a book to read under a tree or in my case, take the ukulele and play it outside. You can walk completely around the lake. You will probably come across wild rabbits which invade the campus all the time.
A beautiful, typical English where you will find beautiful landscapes and activities for the whole family. This lake is the nerve center of the village, it is involved in the majority of activities you can enjoy in this area. The lake is changing all the time because of the effect of it's beautiful natural surroundings. One of the most bucolic images is to see this lake from the pier on a cloudy day, with its quiet waters reflecting the sky. Coniston Water (as this lake is known in English) is the third largest lake in England and has a maximum depth of 56 meters. In its waters the speed record was broken in the early twentieth century and was the inspiration for writer Raymond Chandler and his book The Lady of the Lake. Besides being the central attraction of this remote English village, this lake will remain in the memory long after it has been visited. Just gorgeous.
Possibly one of the most unknown lakes in Scotland because of the difficulty and danger of accessing it, this lake is also considered by those who know it to be one of the most beautiful in the country. That's partly due to the surrounding Cuillin countryside, which is scenic and hilly. The lake is located on the famous island of Skye, and since ancient times has been home to the legend of the Water Horse. This mythological animal was immortalized by Disney in the film "The Waterhorse". Legend has it is that the creature died here, his single egg passing the baton of existence on to a new Waterhorse. The views from the mountains are awesome when looking down over the lake from high up. But again, this is not for beginners, and the climb will take about 12 hours in total. The easier way to access the lake is by boat from Elgol. Some companies organize tours of the lake in medium-sized boats. This lake is about 40 feet deep at its deepest area but, unlike other lakes, its banks are quite safe and with very clear waters, partly because the water from the lake itself mixes with that of the sea. We are talking about one of the lesser known faces of the Isle of Skye, but it's still a compelling stop on your journey.
Located in the M21 district south-west of Manchester, Chorlton Park has undergone many transformations to reach its present state: in a nutshell, it was first an agricultural area, then it became a gravel quarry, before finally being filled in with water in the 70's, creating a lake to form the center of the park. Now nature has taken over, and the lake is full of ducks and swans we could watch as we walked around.
Just at tip of the Studley Royal Park, but outside the precincts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chair Walk Lake can be accessed for free. In the distance, you can see the Victorian water garden, and here you can see ducks, geese and swans swimming, and throw stale bread for them!
This lake, modest for what is customary in Scotland, is on Wester Ross, off the A832 road and 4km from Gairloch. With a maximum depth of 26 meters, it's 1.5 km long and 730 wide. The surrounding landscape full of mountains is very beautiful. On the north bank is a crannog (an old Scottish settlement) which is said to be the beginning of the spread of land that the Mackenzies took which reached from Gairloch to Macleods. There is also a fish farm. Beside the road there are a few places to park and admire this beautiful lake.
This saltwater lake is located on the west coast of the Highlands, separated by the Loch Broom Peninsula. At the mouth of the lake is the town of Dundonnell which connects the A832 with Camusnagaul. This loch is an important habitat for wildlife such as cormorant. From here, you can see the imposing mountain Ben Mor Coigach, which measures 743 meters high.
Canoe Lake is a charming lake with swans and pedal boats. You can take a lovely walk along the promenade overlooking the island of Wigth. The swans may approach you hungrily, looking for food ... I guess the owner forgets to feed them sometimes.
The beautiful Derwent Water by Keswick in the UK's Lake District is one of the most visited areas in the country and rightly so. The boats here are docked for the night and the well walked 'Catbells' can be seen in the background. Photographers regularly collect here to capture the dramatic sunsets as well as getting great images throughout the area.
I once complained that I didn't live anywhere that was particularly photogenic, then someone said "if you can't take a good shot in your own back yard, you won't take one anywhere else"... tis is West Kirby marine lake, where I live.