Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Lake District, Cumbria

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready for some serious Cumbrian wildlife spotting.

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Cumbria’s wild zone is pure Beatrix Potter, and the animals that influenced her tales are all around you. While the lady herself took a shine to the native Herdwick sheep that roam the area, keep an eye out and you might come across the Lake’s lesser sighted residents, too. Squirrel Nutkin (or a distant red squirrel relative at least) can be seen scampering through the trees here, and there’s always fun to be had otter-spotting over lunch.

Just make sure you don’t miss a peregrine falcon swooping onto its prey while you’re busy photographing wild mountain ponies ambling across the fells. Yep, the hardest bit about spending a day in this part of the country is deciding where to look first.

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