I've got a Land's End to John O'Groats sign on my backpack now and it's already paid dividend - as I leave Keswick someone rushed up to me on the street and gave me some free fudge from their shop!
Walking with a big smile on my face through Portinscale and Braithwaite.
Then up into the woods above Bassenthwaite Lake (the only actual lake in the Lake District - all of three others are 'meres' or 'waters').
Arriving near the top of Sale Fell panoramic views to Skiddaw.
Another stretch of woods before Cockermouth.
Cockermouth is properly lovely - colourful buildings set around a historic market square flanked by lines of pollarded trees. I want to spend a lot longer here.