The Lake District is a National Park located in Cumbria in north-west England. Coronation Street episodes have included scenes from the Lake District during the following years: 1969, 1987, 1990, 1993, 2010 and 2014.
Role in Coronation Street
In October 1969, while returning home from a day trip to the Lake District, a coach carrying several residents of the street crashed into a tree after its steering mechanism failed. The driver, Reg Ellis, was killed in the crash, and passenger Ray Langton was left wheelchair-bound for several months.
In February 2010, Joe McIntyre travelled to the Lake District in an attempt to fake his death and also to evade loan shark Rick Neelan. After sailing on Lake Windermere one night, a strong gust of wind threw Joe overboard. In the strong, cold winds and the ice cold water, hypothermia set in and Joe drowned before he could pull himself back onto the boat.