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Nicholas Roe making notes on his bed inside the barn at Low Bridge End farm in St. John's-in-the-Vale, Cumbria which provided overnight accommodation during his walking tour of the Lake District. Camping in barns was an initiative started by Cumbrian farmers looking to diversify their businesses and to provide additional facilities for fell walkers and visitors to the Lake District. The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, was a rural area in North West England and popular holiday destination, famous for its lakes and its mountains (or fells) and its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the Lake Poets. The central and most-visited part of the area is contained in the Lake District National Park ? one of fourteen National parks in the United Kingdom.