Dear fellow explorers,
our family of four (two kids ages 6 and 8) are planning of spending 5 days in the lake district and 1-2 days in Edinburg in the 2nd week of August. We are able to hike upto 8 miles a day.
1) We are coming from London. Should we rent a car in London and drive up or should we take a train to Edinburg, spend a night there and rent a car from there, go to lake district, drop the car back in Edinburg and take the train back to London?
2) Ideally, we would like to have one base and do day hikes. Can you please suggest the best option for a base with a great hotel or inn (moderate to expensive) that will provide us a memorable experience? We can stay in two different places if needed since we travel very light.
3) Please name a few good hikes for our family and should we consider the option of guided hikes or stick with self guided hikes?
Thanks in anticipation