We are planning a trip at the end of March for 3 days in the Lake District, and have found some invaluable information here!.
Judging from the threads: the north/centre is the best place to spend time in for more dramatic landscapes! We were therefore planning to stay in the North and then drive around + take the historic railways + hike etc,
If you have any suggestions regarding sparsely populated town names in the North, it would be most helpful! We like to dip in and out of the tourist thing, but mainly just enjoy nature at its best.