Situated entirely within in the Lake District National Park, Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847. For many years, power-boating and water-skiing have been popular activities on the lake. For a panoramic view of the Lakeland, you can climb Orrest Head in less than an hour. Bowness-on-Windermere is the most popular holiday resort, an excellent centre for boating activities.