Thank you for your comments, about how it is better to walk at a steady pace so you have time to enjoy your surroundings. I would just like to mention though that not all forum members walk at a fast pace. As with any sport or leisure activity there are always people who want to push themselves further, to climb higher, walk faster, and walk further. In the Lake District it is all about ticking off the Wainrights, up and down as many peaks as you can, and as quick as you can.
I should have maybe asked on the forum what pace they were going to go, then I could have decided whether I wanted to join them or not. I'll know next time.
I like to set myself little goals. Maybe I should try for something more demanding, then you get the bigger rewards, leading to a greater feel good factor. I would have to enjoy what I was doing though, and not just be going through the motions. It has always been a priority of mine to enjoy. If I don't enjoy what I am doing then I stop doing it, makes sense to me.