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Quiz: How much do you know about the Lake District?

England’s largest National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But how much do you know about it?

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1. At 18km, what is the Lake District’s largest body of water?

Ullswater

Thirlmere

Windermere

Coniston Water

2. Which Victorian cook invented Grasmere Gingerbread?

Joanne Hunter

Sarah Nelson

Alice Williams

Bessie Taylor

3. What is the name of this Roman fort, which is now an English Heritage site?

Hardknott Fort

Hadrian’s Fort

Aurelius Castle

Eskdale Tower

4. What is the name of this 978m high mountain?

Skiddaw

Scafell Pike

Crinkle Crags

The Old Man of Coniston

5. What is the Lake District – and England’s – deepest lake?

Ullswater

Wastwater

Ennerdale Water

Crummock Water

6. Who or what is the village of Patterdale named after?

A Patterdale terrier

St Patrick

Patricia’s Falls

None of the above

7. The Lake District’s highest pass, Kirkstone Pass, runs between Windermere and Ullswater. What’s it named after?

A church

A boulder

A vicar called Kirk

The Old Kirk pub

8. What is the name of the Lake District’s tallest waterfall?

Aira Force

Scale Force

Stanley Ghyll Force

Sour Milk Gill

9. Who lived in Cockermouth and Grasmere, and wrote poems inspired by the Lake District?

Thomas Hardy

Charlotte Bronte

George Eliot

William Wordsworth

10. Built it 1813, Moot Hall has been a market, courthouse, town hall, place of worship, museum and a prison. Where is it?

Grasmere

Windermere

Hawkshead

Keswick

11. This Neolithic circle is made up of 38 stones. What’s it called?

Cockpit

Burnmoor

Castlerigg

Swinside

12. What is the name of the island that is roughly in the middle of Derwentwater?

Belle Isle

St Herbert’s Island

Lord’s Island

Norfolk Island

13. The ashes of the guidebook author Alfred Wainwright are scattered on his favourite hill, Haystacks. Which lake is it closest to?

Bassenthwaite

Buttermere

Haweswater

Coniston Water

14. Which town or village is Stock Ghyll waterfall closest to?

Ambleside

Newby Bridge

Pooley Bridge

Ennerdale Bridge

15. What is the name of this cave?

Cathedral Cave

Lacy’s Cave

Rydal Cave

Rothay Cave

16. The children’s author Beatrix Potter spent her holidays in the Lake District. In which village can you now visit The World of Beatrix Potter?

Glenridding

Bowness-on-Windermere

Coniston

Ambleside

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