Ok, I am one of that kind of person who loves water. I think it has something magical in every state that you will find it (snow, foggy, rain, lake, etc.)
Maybe that is the reason Lake District is so famous because you can find a lovely place to have a picnic on the shore of any of the lakes and tarns. Or maybe because you can enjoy the views on any summit around us. After few years of being here, I find all the location very strategic and it is not just because all the local organizations and companies are trying to sell The Lake District as a special brand place to visit. It is all natural, here you can find high mountains, wild walks, lakeshores or even the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike) near to town centers like Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere, Keswick. This permits you to visit and take pictures of all the landscapes and charming countryside views while you have the ‘comfort’ right next to the door where you will find a thousand options of accommodation.
Personally, I come from a city. Before I came here I would consider myself as a ‘City Person’ and still resist to go for walks that take more than 3 hours. But all this strategic location makes The Lake District an easy way to have it all in one. Even if you do not think you would appreciate at first, I must say it is difficult not to like The Lakes. While you are staying in The Lake District you will feel how you are becoming a bit more of a ‘Country Person’