Lake Windermere is located east of the Irish Sea and within the Lake District of northwest England. The Lake District is located on the northwest coast of England, close to the Scottish border, with a radius of 2,300 square kilometers. It was classified as a national park in 1951 and is the largest among eleven national parks in England and Wales.
Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England. The lake is long and narrow, and its deepest point is at the northern end. Windermere is the entrance to the Lake District, and it is also the most famous and prosperous area in the Lake District.
Lake Windermere, known as "the most beautiful scenery in the middle of England," is the hometown of the famous fairy tale Peter Rabbit and one of the locations of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." The scene of Harry Potter riding the horse-winged beast flying over the lake was filmed in Lake Windermere.
Lake Windermere Introduction
Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, is located in the southeastern part of the Lake District, in the administrative county of Cumbria. It lies along the border between the historic counties of Lancashire and Westmorland. It lies in two basins separated by a group of islands opposite the town of Bowness on the eastern shore and is drained by the River Leven. When the railway arrived here in the 19th century, the lake began to open to large numbers of tourists. It is the first stop for most tourists to reach the Lake District.
Some of the region's busiest towns are on or very close to the shoreline of Lake Windermere, including Windermere town, Bowness-on-Windermere, and Ambleside. Lake Windermere is a popular tourist center with facilities for yachting and steamers operating in the summer. The Lake District has a resident population of 40,000 people, but the number of tourists visiting each year can reach 1.4 million.
Lake Windermere Size
The maximum length of Lake Windermere is 17 km (10.5 miles) long, and its widest point is 1.6km (1 mile) wide; the lake covers a surface area of 16 square km (6 square miles) and contains about 314 million cubic meters (69,000 million gallons) of water. The surface of Lake Windermere is 40 meters (130 ft) above sea level, and the bottom of the deeper north basin with a maximum depth of 67 meters (219 ft). The catchment in which the lake sits is 230.5 square km in extent and contains many rivers and streams.
|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|Surface area||16 sq km (6 sq mi)|
|Max. length||17 km (10.5 mi)|
|Max. width||1.6 km (1 miles)|
|Maximum depth||67 m (219 ft)|
|Water volume||314 million cubic m|
|Catchment area||230.5 sq km|
The main inflows into Windermere are Rivers Brathay and Rothay at the north end of the lake, Trout Beck draining the northeast side of the catchment, and Cunsey Beck, which drains the Esthwaite sub- catchment. The main outflow from the catchment into Morecambe Bay is the River Leven; several other small tarns occur within the catchment. The northern basin is separated from the shallower southern basin by a relatively shallow area at Belle Isle and the other islands. The two basins function, in many ways, as separate lakes and have differences in water chemistry, water quality, fish populations, and other aspects of their biology.
Winter or summer, you will enjoy a great view of the Lake District. Embellished with vegetation, forests, and mountain peaks, all teeming with animals and birds, there is no other place like it in the country. If you visit Lake Windermere in summer, pay attention to sun protection and wind protection measures. No visit to Windermere is complete without a boat trip. There are many types of boat tickets, and their departure and interval times are different. The cruises are color-coded in the main and travel to different places around the lake. Depending on your plan, it would be best to consult the tourist information center before buying the ticket.