Sky-piercing peaks and rugged valleys overlooking deep, glassy lakes. If you like hiking or mountain-biking through dramatic scenery, the Lake District National Park fits the bill. Flick through Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes as you chug though tranquil dells on a traditional steamboat or visit old Lakeland mining villages reminiscent of a quaint Beatrix Potter tale. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for fuzzy fell ponies and cheeky red squirrels on those Wainwright walks. Snack on Cumbrian favourite Kendal Mint Cake for an energy fix and just keep on walking.