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Businesses in the Lake District are bracing themselves for the Easter break.
Hotels and B&Bs are expected to be busy, with one accommodation website reporting that 97% of places to stay in the Lakes are now full.
Visitors from across the world have already began to descend on the national park.
Two fell walkers had to be rescued by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team yesterday after becoming disorientated in thick cloud.
The two people from Hull were walking along the Red Pike Hugh Stile ridge.
Members of the Mountain Rescue Team located them just off the summit of the High Stile and walked them to the safety of Buttermere Village.
Crusier captian takes up his paintbrush to help with winter refit
Windermere's oldest cruiser is getting a makeover.
She has been providing tours for visitors to the Lakes for well over a century, but over the winter she is getting a bit of a makeover.
Tourism businesses in the Lake District are concerned that their profits are being nibbled away by a new method of booking holidays.
It's taken the shine off the extra custom the good summer weather has brought. Some operators even say they could go out of business.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Angus Fordyce is the Chairman of Luxury Galloway and believes that Dumfries and Galloway has just as much to offer as Cumbria.
He believes that tourists, and locals, need to look more closely at what the region has to offer to fully appreciate everything available.
“This year the whole of Scotland will be in the global spotlight thanks to major events and the Homecoming 2014 initiative. Our organisation knows Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire well but they are sadly often overlooked.
"The region offers availability of a wide range of high quality, good value accommodation, food and drink in an exceptionally busy tourism year.”
Dumfries and Galloway has been named as 'Destination of the Year' at the Scottish Hotel Awards.
The region was chosen for its strong hotel offering, warm hospitality and stunning landscapes.
Judges were impressed by the area's natural scenic beauty, fishing communities and charming country house hotels.
People are now being encouraged to 'turn west' when they enter Scotland to discover the local charms on offers.