The Lake District -- Andrew, Aaron, and I spent a week in Hawkshead a decade or so ago, exploring and enjoying Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth country.   Aaron hiked; Andrew and I walked.  It was superb!

Postcard map of the Lake District ,UK -- Lizzie Bennet was supposed to take a trip here. Fate intervened, and she ended up visiting Derbyshire.

22 Things To Do In The Lake District That Aren't Hiking

22 things to do in the Lake District for first timers that don't involve long walks or climbing mountains, including Keswick, Ambleside and Buttermere.

"The Magic of Wasdale" - Wastwater, Lake District, Cumbria, England by Ian Hex of www.lightsweep.co.uk #Wastwater #LakeDistrict #England

The Magic of Wasdale - Wastwater, Lake District, Cumbria, England --- by Ian Hex on Lightsweep

10 of the best walks in the Lake District. View from Castle Crag, Borrowdale, Lake District. Photograph: Paul Harris/National Trust Photo Library

10 of the best walks in the Lake District

10 of the best walks in the Lake District. View from Castle Crag, Borrowdale, Lake District.

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Lake District, England, by lake-district-attractions.co.uk

Striding Edge, Helvellyn - a favourite walk in the Lake District with great views and a touch of excitement. It is a natural attraction.

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popular Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, has its share of secluded bays and beaches from which to enjoy a dip. Or hire a boat, fish for trout, dive, sail, canoe, catch the steamer or simply skim a pebble.

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popul

Wander the wood - Grasmere, Cumbria, England by Peter Quinn1

Wander the wood - Grasmere, Cumbria, England by Peter

Take an adventurous road trip in the UK. Choose between Giant's Causeway in Ireland, Norfolk, Northumberland, the Lake District, Peak District, Cornwall and many more! Jump in your car and take one of these road trips now!

10 Best Adventurous UK Road Trips

10 of the best uk road trips. Pack up your car and hit the the road on these stunning journeys!

Natural infinity pool, Lake District, England

Wild Swimming for the glamour set , ultimate free travel experience Natural Infinity Pool, Lake District, England - i would like to tick this place…

wanderthewood:  View down over Windermere from Loughrigg Fell - Cumbria, England by High Peak and Lowland

Loughrigg Fell: A marvelous hike in the Lake District offering spectacular views of Lake Windermere.That little ladder is called a stile. The structure allows hikers to safely cross over ancient stone walls that criss-cross the English countryside.

The Lake District is a hauntingly beautiful corner of our planet and easily the most scenic place in England. The landscape is simply spellbinding: shadowy ridges gilded with golden light, shimmering meadows ablaze with wild flowers, and sparkling blue lakes that reflect the whole glorious scene.

A beginner’s guide to the Lake District

England: A beginner’s guide to the Lake District. A new day breaks on Borrowdale. Image by John Finney Photography / Getty

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