Description of mapping area covered. This southern section of Cumbria stretches from Ambleside southwards to the coast. The map covers a long stretch of...... more
Description of mapping area covered. This southern section of Cumbria stretches from Ambleside southwards to the coast. The map covers a long stretch of coastline, running along past Ravenglass, Walney Island and Grange Over Sands, contrasting with the eastern edge of the map which includes a corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, famous for its rolling hills and picturesque villages. A large area in the centre of the map is covered by the southern section of the Lake District National Park, running southwards from Ambleside and covering the lakes of Windermere and Coniston. There are numerous peaks that reward walkers and cyclists with breathtaking views of sublime scenery, making this a very popular part of the country.
Advantages: Educational, Well laid out Disadvantages: A long way from the motorway
...As the name suggests, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park is a collection of some of your favourite animals house in a park that allows the majority of its inhabitants to wander freely. The focus is very much on conservation and there is a lot of information about work that the park does to help animals in the wild. Not to be confused with a zoo, there is hardly a fence in sight, the park has...
...South Lakes Wild Animal Park is about 10 minutes away from us, so we visit at least twice a year, and we are never bored.
The park is fairly unique in that many of the animals are free roaming, or are allowed to roam within their own areas in amongst the visitors. The free roaming animals are found in the Australasia section of the park, with lemurs, kangaroos, emus etc, Food can be purchased...
Advantages: Stunning views, lots of animals, peaceful, something for all Disadvantages: no elephants, can be pricey
...spectacular, I always feel that these tourist 'photos are a little misleading.
This being said, it is a truly magical experience to see all of these birds across the lake, and you will still get some wonderful photographs!
I have visited the park twice and each time I have seen baboons (lots of them), zebra (again , there are lots of zebra), giraffes, buffalo, lions and many more - there...