I'm starting to do some long-range planning for a Spring hiking trip to the Lake District. It appears that Ambleside has plenty of bus routes going through where I can easily make connections to any number of trailheads in the area.
Am I correct in this, or is there a better town in the area for a base, as far as transportation? I prefer a smaller town and really don't want to stay in Windermere, which looks like a quick bus ride should I feel the need to be more surrounded by other tourists.
I am strictly using public transportation to get around the Lakes District. I have been to the area, once, about 5 years ago so I have some familiarity of the area.
I will be staying in Keswick part of the time to cover more northerly hikes.Edited: 05 August 2017, 17:20