Buttermere, Lake District
Why go? With the best walks in the Lake District, Buttermere is for those seeking picturesque peace. With a range of routes for all abilities and age groups, the lake is set to please everyone.
Where to Stay Bridge Hotel offers rooms, six self-catering apartments and a garden area, and is one of a few hotels in the Lake District to allow dogs. Rooms from £79.50 (bridge-hotel.com).
Don’t MISS Pay a visit to little St James’s Church, set on a rocky knoll with views of the valley and high fells. There is a memorial here to famous walker and guidebook author Alfred Wainwright with a window looking out on this favourite place to walk, Haystacks.