4. Grasmere to Rydal, Cumbria
This 4.5-mile jaunt going from the village of Grasmere to Rydal doubles up as a bit of a history lesson. Special subject: the Romantic poet and the Lake District’s most famous son, William Wordsworth. Start at Grasmere where you can see his grave, then walking through Town End, you go past Dove Cottage, where he lived with his sister Dorothy. Then head on to Rydal Mount, where Wordsworth lived. It’s a scenic and not too strenuous little walk.