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Borrowdale is a valley that lies within the county of Cumberland and is sometimes called Cumberland Borrowdale in order to distinguish it from a Borrowdale in Westmorland. Borrowdale is also the name of a civil parish that is in the Allerdale district that includes both the valley and some of the fells that surround it. The 2001 census reported a population of 438 in the parish. Though not the least populated area, it is certainly populated enough to allow for some activities and entertainment for visitors.
You will find many different types of accommodations in Borrowdale including hotels, guesthouses, holiday cottages, bed and breakfasts, and campsites. In addition there is access to catering for the lowland visitor as well as those who enjoy walking the hills. The hill-walker can make his or her selection from a substantial number of popular mountains and fells including the highest fell, Scafell Pike. 
With the amount of tourism that is part of Borrowdale’s economy, it is easy to see why the need exists for activities for the tourists as well as the locals. After all, the tourists come to see not just the beauty of the town or village but to participate in activities and events that are available during their stay. Having enough to keep the tourists occupied and entertained guarantees a longer stay and a return visit. Borrowdale makes sure to take care of all of its visitors by not only making sure the valley always provides a picturesque view but also making sure they have things that are of interest to them.