45. The Eden Valley
Get back to nature at The Lodge, a cosy log cabin sleeping four on the edge of the Lake District. "On a tributary of the River Eden, you can catch salmon in the morning and walk in the afternoons," says Jo. The northern lakes are close by but the Eden Valley is right on your doorstep – a relatively little-visited area where looming fells stretch out into wide valleys, fringed with hedgerows. It's perfect walking country, and comes with a peace that's rare in the lakes."
Details: Rental of The Lodge starts at £553 for four nights (canopyandstars.co.uk)