For years, people had told me that the Lake District in Cumbria, England, was absolutely beautiful and that we should take our dogs on a walking holiday there. I had always smiled and nodded but quickly dismissed this as a desirable destination for two reasons:

After a jam-packed first day in the Lake District exploring Ambleside and Kirkby Lonsdale, we slept incredibly well and were up and out early for a second day of exploring the area with the dogs. 

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