The Lake District might be Britain's most popular National Park, but it's easy to find a quiet valley away from it all here. It's a place to escape modern life and live slowly for a while.
Ramble through the fells and sip hot chocolate in a rustic cafe by day. Try wild swimming in deep, blue tarns. Explore the Lake District's thriving food scene - from farm shops to wood-fired pizza restaurants. Wander through galleries and bookshops to soak up the literary and artistic culture of this area. Come nightfall, tuck into a hearty dinner beside an open fire in a country pub, before bundling yourself into a fellside cabin.
This is a place where time goes slow and the weight of the world feels so very far away.
In this guidebook, you'll find 15 walks and over 250 pages of carefully selected sites of interest, pubs, cafes, villages and accommodation across the National Park to make planning your next trip to Lakeland a lot easier.