The Lake District lies entirely within the county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the Lake District National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.
Farming, and in particular sheep farming, has been the major industry in the region since Roman times. The breed most closely associated with the area is the tough Herdwick, with Rough Fell and Swaledale sheep also common.
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The Lake District, also known as The Lakes, or even 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 associations with the early 19th century poetry & writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.