The 16 Most Beautiful Natural Features in the UK

By: FERNE ARFIN | Pulished on 2023-12-05

Scafell Pike and The Screes

The 16 Most Beautiful Natural Features in the UK-Trip Advise

In July 2017, England's Lake District became a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The somewhat controversial designation was in recognition of its traditional sheep farming, but that's not why we've chosen it for this list.


Instead, we're attracted to it's wild, lonely beauty and for the range and variety of its lakes and lakeland fells (a word the Vikings brought to Britain for mountains). From the genteel loveliness of Lake Windermere (the largest natural lake in England and a resort since the railroad arrived in 1847) to the stark drama of Scafell Pike, England's highest peak, and the Screes, seen here from Wastwater.


Wastwater, at 260 feet deep, is the deepest of the Lake District lakes. The Screes, running along the southeast shore, are made up of millions of broken stones left after the last Ice Age that rise from the bottom of the lake to a height of 2,000 feet.

How to See It

Once voted Britain's favorite view, the lake and Scafell Pike are owned by the National Trust. The Trust operates a campsite between Wastwater and Wasdale Head at one end of the lake, with wild camping, glamping and camping pods as well as facilities for camper vans.There is also limited parking around the lake. The Lake is off the A590 in Cumbria over rural and mountain roads.

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