Of course, there is far more to the Lake District than walking.
Play golf
Visit South Lakeland's historic houses and gardens
Cruise the lakes
Go to the theatre
Visit the sites associated with our literary heritage such as Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome

There are several excellent pubs close by and Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston, which all have highly regarded restaurants, are but a very short drive away.