a weekend camping in the Lakes would be fine with me too. Feb would be good for me as I have lots going on until then, although I might be able to squeeze in some time before then.

Does anyone know the area well enough to suggest a good location for camping, B&B and central for the best locations? I've stayed in Keswick before which was great (with castlerigg only 5 mins away, I would be VERY happy) but I'm sure there must be alternative equally great locations. Any ideas?