Actually, it's really tough not to have a nice time there. The Kirkstone Pass is lovely, but stop at the Kirkstone Inn.
Frankly, if the weather is good, find somewhere to sit, eat, drink, walk, breathe, rest and admire the view.
If the weather is bad, find somewhere to sit, eat, drink, breathe, rest and admire what you can see of the view.
The Lakes is one of my favourite places in the Country. No, scrap that, in the world and I'm very jealous.
In fact, don't say where you're staying - I think I may head up there myself!
Live doesn't begin at 40, but it doesn't end either and actually, it's pretty bloody arbitary. You're just a day older than you were the day before.
Booze helps too.