The county of Cumbria where the Lake District is situated in is a wildlife haven to all sorts of species of animals, mammals and insect life. Always stick to speed limits and be vigilant on country lanes and fell roads as animals cross over these roads on a daily basis. A lot of the roads do not have walls or fences alongside them, having free roaming animals on the roads. If you see an injured animal please report it to the RSPCA 0300 1234 999. If you hit an animal you must report it to the police.