Lake District hotels
Three of the Lake District's most comfortable hotels Wasdale Head Inn, Scafell Hotel in Borrowdale (Rosthwaite, Borrowdale; 44-176-877-7208; www.scafell.co.uk), and the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Langdale (Great Langdale, Ambleside; 44-153-943-7272; www.odg.co.uk)—run a promotion that enables visitors to hike in the mountains and descend to a different valley each evening. You can link the three inns via a fine 25-mile walk, either by a lower-level pass route or over the high tops, including Scafell Pike. You don't even have to carry a heavy backpack—the hotels will shuttle it around for you. For more details, go to www.lakelandway.com or contact one of the three participating hotels directly.
Also be sure to check out the listings under Eating. All of those inns offer accommodations as well as hearty meals.