The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a special place:it has outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage. It is a fantastic outdoor arena for recreation and peaceful relaxation and a haven for wildlife. The area has a large collection of activities for visitors. For example, many people come to the Dales for walking exercise. The National Park is crossed by several long-distance routes including the Pennine Way, the Dales Way, the Coast to Coast Path and the largest national trail the Pennine Bridleway.
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The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or (particularly as an adjactive) Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests, and mountains (or fells) but also for its association with the early nineteenth-century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and and the child author Beatrix Potter. Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively.
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