Lake Windermere, at 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep, is the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers.
Strictly speaking, Windermere is just called Winder”mere”, with “mere” meaning a lake that is broad in relation to its depth. However here, to avoid confusion with Windermere Village, we refer to it as Lake Windermere.
The long thin lake itself forms the central spine of the Windermere area of the Lake District. This area is also known as the South Lakes.