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Anyone familiar with the Lake District in England?

We are three middle-aged adults from Seattle traveling to the UK in mid-May. We'll be staying by the southeastern shore of Esthwaite Water, west of Lake Windermere, in the southern part of the Lake District. We'll have a rental car.
We'll get there late afternoon of one day. Then we'll have a full day for a day trip to see what we can of the Lake District. The following day, we'll need to leave mid-day or early afternoon, driving towards Edinburgh in Scotland. If you know the area and could provide recommendations or advice for a day trip that would show us some of the beautiful landscape of the Lake Dist, or a scenic drive towards Edinburgh the following day, I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you very much in advance! Andrew

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Good time to. be there,long days.
Wrynose and Hardknott,vist upperWasdale,englands. deepest. lake and. highest mountain.Buttermere,maybe the mine tour at Honister,great cafe too.Down Borrowdale. to. Keswick. Boat trip on Derwentwater. maybe or a. short hikee. UpCatbells.The return. Via. Thirlmere are. Normal roads