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.
An insider's guide to 10 of the best pubs and inns in the Lake District, featuring the top places to stay for walking, log fires, lively bars, good food, fabulous views, real ales and character, in locations including Lake Windermere, Ambleside, Elterwater, Buttermere, Borrowdale and Cartmel, with easy access to Helvellyn and Scafell Pike
The three best day walks in the English Lake District
The English Lake District stole my heart years ago and I’d like to share my three favourite day walks there. Whether it’s pottering about the chocolate box village of Grasmere or hiking through the glorious Langdale Valley, the English Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in Britain and these are my pick of the best day walks: