The Lakes District is shot through with beautiful hiking trails, and late April is a beautiful time to be there. Bertie is not much of a hiker, but we went out one day for a nice long walk above Grasmere. This is Wordsworth country, but we were neither overwhelmed with daffodils nor taken with the urge to proclaim odes to anything. It was a lovely day! Although the Lakes District is called 'lakes,' there is only one actual lake in the area: Bassenthwaite Lake. We did not visit it. The others are meres, waters, and tarns. The area has been settled for thousands of years, so there are lots of linguistic foundations at work in the names of landmarks.
North of Ambleside, and in fact near the northern boundary of the district, is Derwentwater. Above Derwentwater there are prehistoric standing stones, something like Stonehenge but much, much smaller.
Our final big outing in the Lakes was to Ullswater. It is also Wordsworth country, but we did not have the energy for a hike (and the daffodils were past anyhow).