Windermere, Lake District, U.K.

Windermere, Lake District, U.K.

Windermere, Lake District, U.K.

Windermere, Lake District, U.K.

At 10.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Those with a need for speed have long found its length a great place to break records. Yet speed limits were introduced in 2000, angering many speedboat enthusiasts.

Now, Windermere is the site of the Great North Swim, attracting more than 10,000 swimmers each June for three days of races that raise money for charities.

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