The Lake District
By Bashir Uddin
Copyright 2012 Bashir Uddin
The Lake District is an area of unique beauty, with the spectacular grandeur of its mountains and the sylvan-beauty of its lakes set in lovely dales.
The majestic scenery of the Lake District holds a special place in many hearts. Its magical combination of fellside and water, the splashes of the deep blue lakes against the soaring mountains have inspired poets, painters and novelists for many generations.
Eskdale, the wedge of country bounded on the east by the Conniston Fells and on the northwest by Ennerdale, contains some of the best, and at the same time, least known mountains and valleys of the Lake District.
Against this marvellous background is set the Outward Bound Eskdale Centre, also known as the Outward Bound Mountain School.
The Centre, based in an impressive mansion, the former home of Lord Rea, boasts many facilities including a library, sauna, a private tarn (small mountain lake), modern accommodation, extensive grounds containing various adventurous activities and easy access to the surrounding mountains, lakes and crags.