My town just sneaks onto this card at the bottom left (Barrow). It is on the edge in more ways than one as it is on a peninsula surrounded by water which some comedians say is 'the longest cul-de-sac' in the country. The council prefers the line 'between sea and mountains' The lakes of the Lake District span out like the spokes of a wheel and to feel completely surrounded by mountains then nothing is better than to head to the centre, Grasmere.
To give some context lets pan out a little to show where I am on the west coast
with this card which shows a long distance footpath, The Pennine Way, which runs down the spine of the north of England. Most people take three weeks to complete the walk however in July 1989 Mike Hartley ran the route in 2 days, 17 hours, 20 minutes and 15 seconds without stopping for sleep. Mike only rested only twice on this record breaking run and one of those was an 18-minute fish and chip break in Alston (which can be seen on the card near the man with the binoculars).
I think I would rather take a trip into the Lake District for the day
perhaps head for the Langdale Valley. On a winter's day like this one could take a choice of stopping in the village on the postcard and sitting by the Britannia Inn's open fire in Elterwater or continue on for a walk up the Langdale Pikes whose names are Pike O'Stickle and Harrison's Stickle. The distinctive shape can be recognised from any direction.