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Lake District Quiz


  1. In which county is the Lake District located?
  2. In which decade was the area designated a national park?
  3. What is the largest lake in the Lake District?
  4. Which town is known as the "Gateway to the Lake District"?

  5. Who described Grasmere as "the most loveliest spot that man hath found."?
  6. Can you name the highest mountain in England?
  7. Which fellwalker and guidebook author's name is most associated with walking in the Lake District?
  8. Which village sits at the head of Lake Windermere, close to Stock Ghyll waterfall?
  9. Which famous literary work by Arthur Ransome is set in and around the Lake District?
  10. Which lake is the second largest in the region by both area and volume?
  11. Which kitchenware retailer was founded in 1964 by Alan Rayner in Windermere, Cumbria?
  12. Skiddaw lies just north of which town?
  13. Which author on her death bequeathed fifteen farms and over 4,000 acres to the National Trust?
  14. Which locally produced sugar-based confection is popular among climbers as a source of energy?
  15. Who sadly died in 1967 during a water speed record attempt at Coniston Water?
  16. Can you name England's deepest lake?
  17. Lord's Island and St Herbert's Island are two large islands on which lake?
  18. Cumbria came into existence in 1974 when which two counties combined?
  19. Which social reformer lived in a house by the side of Lake Coniston?
  20. Which motorway runs through the Lake District?


  1. Cumbria
  2. 1950s (1951)
  3. Lake Windermere
  4. Kendal
  5. William Wordsworth
  6. Scafell Pike
  7. Alfred Wainwright
  8. Ambleside
  9. Swallows and Amazons
  10. Ullswater
  11. Lakeland Limited
  12. Keswick
  13. Beatrix Potter
  14. Kendal mint cakes
  15. Donald Campbell
  16. Wastwater
  17. Derwentwater
  18. Cumberland and Westmorland
  19. John Ruskin
  20. M6 motorway