Hello, I am thinking of visiting the Lake District for a few days this April. I stay in London and unfortunately I can only spare about 3 days at most. I was wondering which town would be a good base camp from which to photograph the surroundings.

I cannot drive (I cannot drive civilian automobiles, at least), and so I would like to choose a location where several good photographic spots are not too far away. I can walk for miles, even with all my medium-format gear on me, but I'm worried about the short periods of daylight and the possibility of heavy rainfall.

Thank you.